Stories of the Raksura: Volume One: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud

Martha Wells returns to the Raksura with a pair of brand-new novellas!

In “The Falling World,” Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort, Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult.

“The Tale of Indigo and Cloud” explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born. In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise and Indigo are now poised for a conflict that could spark war throughout all the courts of the Reaches.

Stories of Moon and the shape changers of Raksura have delighted readers for years. This world is a dangerous place full of strange mysteries, where the future can never be taken for granted and must always be fought for with wits and ingenuity, and often tooth and claw. With two brand-new novellas, Martha Wells shows that the world of the Raksura has many more stories to tell . . .

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3 Comments

  1. They did not disappoint. Moon is still Moon but has also noticeably … I read and adored all for the Raksura books so I was impatiently waiting for the new stories. They did not disappoint. Moon is still Moon but has also noticeably grown/settled and his relationship with the court has developed. While the story of Indigo and Cloud was excellently done by keeping Cloud very much not Moon but still very likable and relatable (which I would have thought would be tricky because our idea of the “perfect” consort is so tied up in Moon versus the…

  2. Utterly fantastic: a world you will never want to leave How wonderful to sink myself once again into Martha Wells’ delightfully rich and layered world building of the Raksura, a universe which seamlessly blends both science fiction and fantasy elements. In The Falling World, Moon shows his increasing mastery of complicated court traditions and politics (and his still somewhat obtuse and bullheaded approach to Raksuran interactions that so delighted me in previous novels.) When Jade and Chime, et alia disappear on a routine trading mission, Moon,…

  3. It’s good to be back! I’m excited to return to the three worlds. The novella and short story format works well to explore the further adventures in The Reaches. It’s a treat to see how the colony is progressing, and the world remains vibrant and full of unusual peoples, cities, flora, and fauna.

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