The Serpent Sea Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he’s found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core. Nearby they find the remains of the invaders who may be responsible, as well as evidence of a devastating theft. This discovery sends Moon and the hunters of Indigo Cloud on a quest for the heartstone of the tree - a quest that will lead them far away, across the Serpent Sea.
In this followup to The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells returns with a world-spanning odyssey, a mystery that only provokes more questions and the adventure of a lifetime.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 8 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||January 10 2012|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #26,523 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,427 in Epic Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,734 in Epic Fantasy (Books)
Top reviews from Canada
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Awesome awesome awesome. Refreshingly different.
I hope Wells keeps writing about Indigo Cloud after Harbour of the Sun comes out as I could happily read these books for decades.
I must be on my 6th time rereading this series and I love it every time.
Top reviews from other countries
Having helped his new colony migrate back to their ancestral home in the heart of Raksura territory, they are greeted with terrible news.
Something is wrong with their tree.
So off Moon goes on yet another un-consortlike adventure (honestly, Moon, won't you just stay at home and focus on making babies and looking pretty like a *normal* consort? Spoiler: Nope!) to save their tree-home and ends up in one of the more bizarre places in the Three Worlds. Adventures ensue.
I finished the last book in the series recently, and looking back at the series as a whole, one of the things I think I most enjoyed about this book was the insight it gives into why Moon was initially treated with such hostility as a "feral solitary" as well as some insights into Moon's psyche. Despite the danger to their new home, this book, in the larger scheme of the series, is sort of a breather for Moon and the reader. We get to see him find his place and learn more about the court without the presence of the Fell as a distraction.
There's still adventure and action, but overall I'd rate this as one of the calmer books in the series. This doesn't diminish it in any way - it's certainly not a filler book - and I highly recommend it along with all other books in this series.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 1, 2020
Highly recommended, but with three caveats: 1) begin with the first book, "The Cloud Roads," rather than jumping in here, 2) it took me a chapter or so to warm up to that first book, 3) if you've read Wells's excellent Murderbot stories and are searching for something similar, this is quite different, though there were a handful of moments when Moon's wry thoughts reminded me of Murderbot.
About my reviews: I try to review every book I read, including those that I don't end up enjoying. The reviews are not scholarly, but just indicate my reaction as a reader, reading being my addiction. I am miserly with 5-star reviews; 4 stars means I liked a book very much; 3 stars means I liked it; 2 stars means I didn't like it (though often the 2-star books are very popular with other readers and/or are by authors whose other work I've loved).