Books by Martha Wells

Martha Wells was born in 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Anthropology. Her first novel, The Element of Fire, was published by Tor in hardcover in July 1993 and was a finalist for the 1993 Compton Crook/St


EMILIE & THE HOLLOW WORLD by Martha Wells
Released: April 2, 2013

"A swashbuckling escape for avid readers that trades buttoned-up boundaries for unbridled adventure. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Running away from home never sounded so good, especially when it involves stowing away on a ritzy, cloaked-in-magic ship.  Read full book review >
THE GATE OF GODS by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A yarn borne aloft by its well-above-average characters, including an appealingly brave, flawed heroine, with a plot that merely trudges along. In then end, a trilogy that promised more than it delivered."
In this final installment of the trilogy (The Ships of Air, 2004, etc.), the land of Ile-Rien has been invaded by the Gardier, wizards who derive their invincible powers from crystals inside which the souls of sorcerers are trapped. Read full book review >
THE SHIPS OF AIR by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2004

"Agreeably exciting and involving, if not particularly surprising: stay tuned."
Second installment in Wells's trilogy (The Wizard Hunters, 2003), set in a universe where magic, alchemy, and engineering all work. Read full book review >
THE WIZARD HUNTERS by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2003

First of a new trilogy and sequel to The Death of the Necromancer (1998), set in a world where magic and alchemy both work. Read full book review >

WHEEL OF THE INFINITE by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2000

Another mind-stretching fantasy from Wells (The Death of the Necromancer, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 10, 1998

Sequel to The Element of Fire (not reviewed), its backdrop resembling a 19th-century Paris that within living memory was occupied by the Unseelie Court. Read full book review >

CITY OF BONES by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

In Wells's new fantasy (The Element of Fire, 1993, not seen), the Ancient Mages nearly destroyed the world with flame and lava a thousand years ago, leaving a vast desert of rock and sand dotted with mysterious jutting Remnants. Read full book review >