While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dintah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.Maggie Hoskie is a Dintah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their lastand besthope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine.Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel to the rez to unravel clues from ancient legends, trade favors with tricksters, and battle dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.As Maggie discovers the truth behind the disappearances, she will have to confront her pastif she wants to survive.Welcome to the Sixth World....
|Title||:||Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1)|
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Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) Reviews
I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review and lots of fangirling can be found on *Milky Way of Books*
If you've been following my reading progress then you know why I am going to rant about this book. As a historian with a tiny obsession with mythology, the first thing that drew me to the book was not only the cover but also the summary. The gods and creatures of the Native American mythology have risen again after the apocalypse, which also took the form of a fl ...more
While this is only the first book in a series, I’m confident that Trail of Lightning will debut as a top Urban Fantasy book. The writing is absolutely captivating and my eyes were glued to the pages until 2 am in the morning, when I finally got to that climactic ending. Roanhorse does a fabulous job of creating three-dimensional characters in a refreshing dystopian world where ancient powers have come back after a multitude of natural disasters throughout the globe. I loved seeing the Navajo sto ...more
I'm not huge on urban fantasy, but I am really looking forward to this one
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Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Representation is so important in fiction.. It’s much easier to sink into a character’s story when they resemble you in some way. For centuries there was very little healthy representation of anyone outside of heterosexual white males of European descent. Characters who fell outside of these restrictions tended to be only secondary characters, and were often portrayed as two-dimensional caricatures of the race or sex or ...more
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Early in Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut urban fantasy novel Trail of Lightning, protagonist Maggie Hoskie is talking to a couple whose daughter was stolen by a monster. The girl’s mother asks Maggie is she can save their child. Maggie responds only that she can find her, a distinction the desperate and grieving woman recognizes. Our first impression of Maggie is of a woman who believes that once evil touches you, it gets inside you and stay ...more
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/07/16/...
Trail of Lightning welcomes us to the “Sixth World”, a post-apocalyptic future in which our planet has gone through a number of drastic changes. Rising sea levels and devastating tsunamis have wiped out most of the earth’s coastal cities, killing billions and leaving only the inland regions and high elevations above water. In the southwest of what was once the United States, the Navajo Nation of Dinétah has survived, shiel ...more
TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse is an exciting start to a new series by debut author, Rebecca Roanhorse. This urban fantasy/dystopian story takes place after the Big Water – a catastrophic event that destroys much of the Earth with unending rains and subsequent flooding. It marks the end of the Fifth World and ushers in the Sixth. The Diné, or Navajo People, are able to maintain their sovereignty and their lands, but within their territories, monsters attack the human population. Maggie ...more
There were lots of amazing things in this novel, but also some that left me meh.
I love the post apocalyptic world (giant flood), the setting on a native american reservation separated from the rest of the US by a big magical wall, the supernatural monsters and gods walking and talking with humans, the monster slayer main character that was really cool and engaging.
I was not a big fan of the present first person but I got used to it, same goes for the romance(s) (though I kinda like how it turned ...more