“The second, in what has become "The Books of the Raksura" series, is further adventures of Moon, who was a "feral" solitary, taken in to the Indigo Cloud court in book one. The court, decimated, and forced to move from their ancestral home, then again from their second home, by the evil Fell, welcomed Moon for more than one reason. He helped them escape the Fell, and he's a male consort, capable of mating with a queen, to perpetuate the court. In this book, the court has returned to it's original home, a colony tree, now free of the Fell, only to find that the magical "seed" of the tree, which keeps it alive, has been stolen. The hunt for the seed leads to a giant leviathan, with a city built on its back, in the ocean. The prime magister of the city, has stolen the magical seed, to reinforce the magical control over the leviathan. Sorry, normally I don't get carried away with the story line of the books I review, but I found this one fascinating. Great characters, a plot that twists, and turns, and at a decent pace, to hold your interest. Ms Wells could have ended the series here, but I just found out that there's a third book, "The Siren Depths", just published, that brings the evil Fell back into the court's life. For those who wish to check out this series, the first book is, "The Cloud Roads". I do recommend it, highly.”
Acur81 wrote this review Sunday, March 24, 2013.