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Martha Wells’ 4th RAKSURA Novel is Called THE EDGE OF WORLDS – Here’s the Cover & Synopsis

This one’s for Paul, who one of the biggest Martha Wells fans I know. [Waves at Paul]

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the fourth Raksura novel by Martha Wells. It’s called The Edge of Worlds.

The cover art is by Yukari Masuike. Here’s the synopsis:

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 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.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (April 5, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1597808431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597808439
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4 Comments on Martha Wells’ 4th RAKSURA Novel is Called THE EDGE OF WORLDS – Here’s the Cover & Synopsis

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // October 6, 2015 at 6:53 am //

    “one of the biggest Martha Wells fans I know”

    You mean you know a bigger one? 🙂

  2. The gorgeous art is by Yukari Masuike

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