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Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2011-12-27 03:12 pm

Free Kindle US Edition of Martha Wells' The Cloud Roads

edit - 12/29/2011: A commenter let me know that the promotion is over, so the price is back to regular price.

Via the author's journal, [personal profile] marthawells:

If you don't already have it, the Kindle US edition of The Cloud Roads is still currently free: here.

I haven't read the book myself, so here's a summary from Amazon :)

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Moon's world is populated by many different intelligent species (none of them human), and he has never known which one he belongs to. Orphaned at a young age, he's wandered from tribe to tribe, hiding a dangerous secret. Like the universally hated Fell, whose only aims are slaughter and conquest, Moon can fly—which leads to predictably violent cases of mistaken identity. When he does find his own people, the Raksura, life doesn't get any easier, since their internal politics are vicious, and they too are in imminent danger from the Fell. Cue hairsbreadth escapes and feats of derring-do, as Moon helps his new family evacuate their doomed colony and then rescues a group of kidnapped children. Wells (The Gate of Gods) merrily ignores genre conventions as she spins an exciting adventure around an alien hero who anyone can identify with.

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