Martha Wells is a fantasy author best known for her creations, the Raksura series and the Ile-Rien series. Her books are best known for their portrayals of realistic, complex societies that inhabit the worlds of her books.

Martha Wells was born in Fort Worth, Texas. After high school, she went on to attend Texas A&M University where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in Anthropology. She became involved in science-fiction culture while at A&M and was the chairman of AggieCon during her time there. She still lives in College Station today with her husband.

Publication Order of Ile-Rien Books

The Element of Fire(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of the Necromancer(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fall of Ile-Rien Books

The Wizard Hunters(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ships of Air(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gate of Gods(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Books of the Raksura Books

The Cloud Roads(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Serpent Sea(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Siren Depths(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tale of Indigo and Cloud(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Edge of Worlds(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Harbors of the Sun(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion Books

Razor's Edge(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Emilie Books

Emilie and the Hollow World(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emilie and the Sky World(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Stories of the Raksura Books

The Falling World(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead City(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Murderbot Diaries Books

All Systems Red(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Artificial Condition(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogue Protocol(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exit Strategy(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

City of Bones(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wheel of the Infinite(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blade Singer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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The Cloud Roads is the first book in the Raksura series of books. The book focuses on Moon, a young shapeshifter who has always had to hide what he is from others. Moon tries to fit in with his tribe, but struggles and when he is cast out he ends up finding what he was looking for all along… someone just like him. Another shapeshifter who tells him of his own community of shapeshifters that will welcome him with open arms. What Moon doesn’t know is that heading to this community will put him smack dab in the middle of a conflict and that he could be the key to flipping the balance of power.

Wells’ first published book was The Element of Fire. The world of Ile-Rien is medieval like place that is on the brink thanks to internal conflicts and the battle between scientific magic and fairy magic. There are a lot of moving parts in this novel as the kingdom is ruled by a weak, young man named King Roland, but is actually run behind the scenes by the Dowager Queen Ravenna. She tries to keep the kingdom safe from the Fayre, a disgruntled sorcerer who lost his land, and the king’s illegitimate half sister. The world building of Wells is on fully display here as she deftly combines the mundane with the fantastical.

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