This is a good series, it’s just not attention grabbing in a month (May) when I had six five-star reads. I’m gonna keep going with the series, though, and definitely on audio!
Martha Wells’ writing in this series is just so much more subtle than it is in my previous experience with her work, that featuring the lovely curmudgeon Murderbot. The world the Raksurans live in is also extremely alien, with sometimes completely different cultural mores and practices, not to mention physiological differences. Luckily our main character, Moon, is still somewhat of outsider in the Indigo Cloud colony he has been recently accepted into, so we learn as he does.
The plot of this one centers on the relocation of the colony to an extremely large tree (called a Mountain Tree, so that’s how big it is) grown and fashioned by magic, and yes, I do want to live there. But when they move in, they find the tree’s seed, which keeps it alive, has been stolen. If they can’t find out what happened to it and get it back, the whole colony will have to relocate again, without anywhere else to go.
I sort of meandered through this book. It’s good to listen to (I did the audio this time to make it easier to get through, which did work) but I was never super compelled to be listening to it, so it did take me a while. I definitely have to be in a certain, sort of chill and not very intense mood, to be happy listening to it.
I probably won’t get to the third book until 2023, which seems right considering how slow I’ll probably be to listen to that one, too.