Thursday, January 17, 2013

Raksura: The Cloud Roads Review

The Cloud Roads is an excellent book if you like a good read.  It tells of the man called Moon a person who can shift into a winged creature, called a Raksura.  He searches to find out who he is and eventually gives up, constanly being kicked out tribe after tribe because his Raksura form looks like a fell creature.  He eventually finds out what he is, and joins the Raksura tribe, but still feels out of place because many want him gone.  The story is all about find where one belongs, a place to call home.  I completely related to the character Moon as I too sometimes felt out of place in grade school and middle school until I found my place in the theater. 
So that aspect of the book is really good.  The description wasn't too much although I would have liked to have seen greater detail on some of the land based creatures that were just sort of referenced.  I had trouble telling which character was which due to their names.  Something you really have to be careful with is character names and making sure you clearly describe what they look like.  I do think there were too many characters to keep the names straight.  Some parts felt a little bland.  I did think that the story seemed to go on and on at a moment but I think it was a nice length.  I did want to see more conflict.  I felt Moon's change of belonging felt too quick and would have loved to see more resistance, more conflict, more drama.  The author was doing a really good job of it and then she made certain things happen that I wouldn't have done.  I do think, however, this is a good book, and if any of you out there are looking for something to read, I reccomend The Cloud Roads, for it is sweet and heart warming, even though there are a couple of minor cons.  I give it some where between a three and a four star. It is also a seriew with two other books.  Keep reading everyone!
,Starvix Draxon

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