Books The Edge of Worlds Final rating starsAnd done It was amazing This review will be spoiler less fo
Books The Edge of Worlds Final rating: 4.5/5 starsAnd done! It was amazing!This review will be spoiler-less for non series readers up to the point I mark.No quotes at the start because I highlighted so many sentences I forgot which one was the one I wanted to put. So no quotes this time. For those unfamiliar with the series, I highly recommend it. This is 4th and at the same time 6th book in order (because of the two book in between that had a lot of short stories that were, in fact, useful and necessary to read). This series has everything. Literally. Did I tell you that this fantasy throws all standard human social norms and behaviors out of window? Because it does just that. Reversed gender roles? Check.Queens in charge? Check.Dragonoid shapeshifters? Check.Unique races and none of them are entirely human? Check.LGBT? Check. Everyone is bisexual.Polyamory? A standard in Raksuran Court.A race that can choose their gender before maturity? Check.Awesomeness? Check. Check. Check. This series is among my absolute favorites from the book I.The Cloud Roads had everything that I hadn't known I needed and I loved it for it. But I made a mistake. I should have waited for the last book,The Harbors of the Sun, to come out first. Why? Because it is the only book with the cliffhanger so far! If you hate cliffhangers, my advice is to wait, because this is a big one! I'm in agony called waiting.I had a bit of an issue with pacing, but it was understandable because this time, we have an actual arc! And the first book in this arc gave us enough information of new characters and some of their culture and customs. Did i mention amount of fluff it had? Tons of it! Tons of fluff, and I was surprised. And also other POVs than Moon's. The angst part hit near the end and it was like thiiiiiiiiiis, i have been waiting for thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis because Martha Wells knows how to angst. From this point on, starts the section for Raksura fans, so if you are not a reader of this awesome series, don't read bellow, but go and get the first book! ► STORY & CHARACTERS:I will be merging Story and Characters sections because they are already well established through the previous books and there is no more I can add, well, except for the new characters that appear such as Kalam (what a cutie) and Rorra (a badass sealing cutie). But on that a bit later.Some very slight spoilers, but nothing too serious.There is actually no point in describing the plot of the story. The synopsis does a great job of it. There were twists in the story I certainly hadn't expected, and I was amused and saddened by them. I honestly can't wait to find out what happens in the sequel.There is a lot of fluff between Chime and Moon, in a way even more than previous books, and I just loved that. There was also a lot of scenes between Jade and Moon, but I believe Chime and Moon took the spotlight this time. It's such a blessing that polyamory here is real and that we have a perfect triangle of fluff and cuteness. Honestly. There were also POVs within Opal Night court members and Ember's as well. Ember is so nice, wonderful and even though he was so nervous, he figured out someone else needed help to escape, so he provided. I am proud to see that, because Ember is another wonderful character in this series.Then there is Shade, who is traumatized a lot since the happenings in third book, but still has strength and will to go on in a dangerous territory.I was wondering when Moon was going to lose it, to be honest. Through the first books, he was always on edge, not trusting anyone, but now that he finally realized that he found his home and that no one will abandon him anymore, he is more afraid of dying himself, or Jade dying, or both of them dying, because it would mean leaving their clutch orphans, just like he was. He was so overwhelmed with it that he wanted to stay home and take care of them. But then it changed and he went with Jade and other Raksura and groundlings on an expedition, trying to prevent the vision they all had shared. Don't get me wrong, as much as Moon is stable now, when it comes to Fell he can and he will fight, but there is always that underlying fear that Fell will capture him, and he himself knows what Fell have in store when it comes to Consorts like fear.Chime still feels useless, but others are trying to tell him otherwise (also can you tell that I love him so damn much? he is adorable.) And he is still not confident in his flying (poor guy).Delin is back, and he probably just kidnapped himself on this expedition. I shouldn't have expected it otherwise.Drift crying over the fact that River is going with Moon and company to once again prove that he is useful and worthy of going with them because he lost his place in the court.I was also so happy with the fact that Stone did not trust anyone on the Kish expedition to the measure he didn't want to show his other form and instead played a weak old man (that later turned into giant but you know, it was all for the shock effect).Moon ended up with 8 children. How can he resist their cuteness? The short answer is... he can't.Moon fake fainting? Oh he was successful. I can't even. There were so many precious parts, like for example:predators come on board, raksuran queen literally sends the message - you boarded the wrong ship you little shits - and they collectively nope and fly away. And many more parts like that one.From the new characters I will talk the most about Kalam and Rorra. Because they left the biggest impression on me. Of course, the whole crew was interesting, but I have no time nor will to write about them all. So, here we go.Also, Rorra is amazing (not)mermaid sealing who lost her fins and now she decided to stay aboard and help her newfound family. She is also just... adorable and has an aura of irritating races with good scents but she can't help it. Stone is immune though.... *Winks*Kalam is adorable. He comes from a species (Janderan) that does not chose gender until they reach maturity. He chose to be male and is maybe a bit too sheltered by his father Callumkal and is generally just inexperienced, sometimes nervous and adorkable (he entered sealing drug bar by accident instead of a trading station and Stone and Moon had to rescue him). I definitely didn't expect him to have a crush on (view spoiler)[ Moon, and that he even kissed him (hide spoiler)], but he was so fascinated with them that it wasn't all that surprising? Hehehe.And finally, the Fell. Here's a twist. There was a (view spoiler)[ Fell-Raksuran Queen (hide spoiler)] who is a confused little bubble of insecurities and is prone to making mistakes, but it was definitely a Fell Flight I wanted to know more about and I can't wait for more of them in the future.► OVERALL:Great sequel. Not as amazing as the books before, but it is a set up for the bigger picture, ends up with a cliffhanger and is cute, fluffy, with angst at the end, full of adventure, awkward moments, some bad flirting, fake fainting, catching boyfriend so he doesn't crash land, mentors being mentors and arguing who should go, the royal clutch #1 being reasonable bunch, cuties being cuties, a lot of alksdjalksdjlasjasd moments.OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:⚠ Standalone: No. Part of a series.⚠ Point of View: Third POV, multiply characters.⚠ Cliffhanger: Yeeeeeees⚠ Triggers: nothing new⚠ Angst: Mostly near the end :D⚠ Recommended: Just read this and scream with me► REVIEW(S) RELATED TO THIS BOOK: ◈The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1)◈The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura, #2)◈The Siren Depths (Books of the Raksura, #3)◈Stories of the Raksura, Volume 1: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud◈Stories of the Raksura, Volume 2: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below ◈The Edge of Worlds (The Books of the Raksura, #4). The Edge of Worlds go inside Books An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean They believe it to be the last home of their ancesAn expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside But the Raksura fear it was built by their own distant ancestors, the Forerunners, and the last sealed Forerunner city they encountered was a prison for an unstoppable evil.Prior to the groundlings arrival, the Indigo Cloud court had been plagued by visions of a disaster that could destroy all the courts in the Reaches Now, the court s mentors believe the ancient city is connected to the foretold danger A small group of warriors, including consort Moon, an orphan new to the colony and the Raksura s idea of family, and sister queen Jade, agree to go with the groundling expedition to investigate But the predatory Fell have found the city too, and in the race to keep the danger contained, the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it.The Edge of Worlds, from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells, returns to the fascinating world of The Cloud Roads for the first book in a new series of strange lands, uncanny beings, dead cities, and ancient danger.. Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including the Books of the Raksura series beginning with The Cloud Roads , the Ile Rien series including the Nebula nominated The Death of the Necromancer as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie ins, and non fiction Her most recent fantasy novels are The Edge of Worlds in 2016 and The Harbors of the Sun forthcoming in July 2017, the end of the Books of the Raksura series She will also have two new SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries series, forthcoming from Tor in 2017 Her books have been published in eight languages.She has had short stories in the magazines Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Lone Star Stories, Lightspeed Magazine, and Stargate Magazine, and in the Tsunami Relief anthology Elemental, The Other Half of the Sky, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, Mech Age of Steel, and The Gods of Lovecraft She has essays in the nonfiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, Chicks Unravel Time, and The Kobold Guide to Magic She has also written media tie in novels, Stargate Atlantis Reliquary, Stargate Atlantis Entanglement, and Star Wars Razor s Edge.. 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