Review of 'The Cloud Roads' on 'Goodreads'
4.25 Definitely a good fantasy novel with refreshingly non-anthropecentric worldbuilding. Since I came here from the Murderbort Diaries, I was expecting a little more, but it's a worthy read with some great non-tradtional fantasy images, even if it reads a little like Gargoyles fanfic at times (I'm not saying the Raksura aren't their own thing, but there are some similarities). I didn't like the weird noun-based naming scheme and I am a little uncomfortable with what seems like veering really close to ableism and bashing mixed-race relationships. Knowing the author, I have little doubt there will be a very good resolution to those things. Still, I can see how it could turn some people off from reading. As an aside: the lgbt topics in this one are mostly in the past or a little subtle, though nicely laid.back at the same time.