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Trail of Lightning

Rebecca Roanhorse

5 Reviews

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Fantasy

Gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters and Maggie Hoskie is Dinetah's best, last hope in this award-winning debut novel.

2019 LOCUS AWARD WINNER, BEST FIRST NOVEL
2019 HUGO AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL
2019 NEBULA AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL

'Someone please cancel SUPERNATURAL already and give us at least five seasons of this badass indigenous monster-hunter and her silver-tongued sidekick." The New York Times

'An excitingly novel tale." Charlaine Harris

'Fun, terrifying, hilarious, and brilliant." Daniel Jose Older

'Crafts a powerful and fiercely personal journey through a compelling postapocalyptic landscape' Kate Elliott

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinetah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinetah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.

Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unravelling clues from ancient legends, trading favours with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.

As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive.
Welcome to the Sixth World.

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Praise for Trail of Lightning

  • Roanhorse vividly depicts Navajo land, legends, and culture in her marvelous fantasy debut - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • Someone please cancel 'Supernatural' already and give us at least five seasons of this badass indigenous monster-hunter and her silver-tongued sidekick - The New York Times

  • This exciting postapocalyptic debut, with its heady combination of smartly drawn characters, Wild West feel, and twisty plot, is a must-read - Library Journal, Starred Review

  • What an astonishing tour de force with thrilling action, fascinating characters and a near future vision of America that I've never seen before. Urban fantasy just got a whole new lease on life - Charlie Jane Anders, Hugo Award-winning author of All the Birds in the Sky

  • Roanhorse is indigenizing the future of science fiction and fantasy - SYFY Wire

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