Wheel of the Infinite – Martha Wells

Maskelle was once the Voice of the Adversary – the only Ancestor that never took human form. Now, she’s returning from exile at the command of the Celestial One to help remake the Wheel of the Infinite – and deal with a problem that risks the existence of the entire world. I give Martha Wells credit for developing a very different world here. This is not your standard medieval fantasy, nor quite your less-standard Eastern…

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The Serpent Sea – Martha Wells

Books of the Raksura #2 Moon and the Indigo Cloud court of Raksura shapeshifters have lost their home, and are returning to the court’s original location. When they reach it, they find looters have stolen the heart seed, without which the home tree is dying. Moon and other Raksura set out to track down the seed and recover it. If there weren’t plenty of evidence against it, I’d think that the Martha Wells who wrote…

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Emilie and the Hollow World – Martha Wells

Emilie #1 Sixteen year old Emilie has run away from an uncle and aunt with low expectations of her. Her adventure becomes much more exciting than expected when she is mistaken for a thief and ends up on a sorcerous aethership headed deep into the ocean and beyond. Martha Wells seems to be struggling recently. While her early books were great, later offerings have been much weaker – not bad, but not up to the…

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The Cloud Roads – Martha Wells

Books of the Raksura #1 Moon, a solitary shapechanger in a decaying world, is set out for sacrifice by the groundlings he’s been living with. He’s rescued by a man who claims to be another of his kind, and who needs his help. I started reading Martha Wells twenty years ago, when her debut novel The Element of Fire came out. I picked up her City of Bones soon after, and then The Death of…

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