The Serpent Sea
Book Two of The Books of the Raksura

Night Shade Books, January 2012
Cover art by Steve Argyle
Design by Rebecca Silvers.
2018 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Series

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...

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Using its alien protagonist to explore the politics of gender and belonging, this is a fascinating read for SF readers looking for something out of the ordinary.
- Publishers Weekly

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