I was rereading the Raksura book two days ago: The Cloud Roads.
It is even more amazing then I remembered.
I missed things the first time I read it and didn’t remember other things. But it held up very well to a rereading, especially after such a long time.
The things I loved the first time – the world-building, the characters, the description, the action – were just as amazing as the first time. Really.
This time I lingered over a quiet scene when it was the two of them, Moon and his queen. Moon has just killed a Fell and learned something that hit him very hard. More, his queen overhead and he really didn’t want her to. Their interaction afterward really is quite touching.
I think I didn’t spend so much time on it before, because I was entranced by the world.
I still am. But I read this first book a long time, and that leaves space to focus on other aspects of the story. And there is plenty to focus on. It is a lot more then the world building – and the world-building is amazing.