Trail of Lightning

Trail of Lightning

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

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. 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 past—if she wants to survive.

Welcome to the Sixth World.

Title:Trail of Lightning
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534413498
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About Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula Award-winning speculative fiction writer. She is also a Hugo/Sturgeon/Locus Award Finalist for her short fiction, WELCOME TO YOUR AUTHENTIC INDIAN EXPERIENCE(TM), as well as a 2017 Campbell Award Finalist for Best New SFF writer. Her debut novel TRAIL OF LIGHTNING Book #1 in the SIXTH WORLD SERIES (Saga Press) drops June 26th, 2018. Book #2 STORM OF LOCUSTS will follo


    Trail of Lightning Reviews

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    "an indigenous Mad Max: Fury Road" whom else is crying...

  • Gary

    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/06/28/t...Early in Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut urban fantasy novel Trail of Lightning, protagonist Maggie Hoskie is talking to a couple whose daughte...

  • Bradley

    I think this novel has been a LONG time coming and I'm glad it's here. Now. My only concern is that this UF series came out so late in the whole UF cycle thing. I needed this a decade ago. I needed a ...

  • Celeste

    You can find this review and more at Novel Notions. Actual rating: 3.5 starsRepresentation is so important in fiction.. It’s much easier to sink into a character’s story when they resemble you in ...

  • Hannah

    I have been excited for this book ever since I found about it – and it did not disappoint me at all. Rebecca Roanhorse has created a seriously cool, very much needed different Urban Fantasy here tha...

  • Justine

    4.5 stars and going on my list of favourite reads for 2018.Trail of Lightning was one of my most anticipated books in 2018, and happily, it did not disappoint. A few months ago I read Roanhorse's most...

  • Peter Tillman

    A promising debut. The author has done her homework (and life-work!), knows the territory, and her award-winning "AUTHENTIC INDIAN EXPERIENCE" shows off her writing chops. Her heroine is a Monster-Sla...

  • Elena

    A dystopic urban fantasy set in a future where a good part of the world has drowned, resources are scarce and violently fought over, monsters and supernatural entities of various nature prowl around, ...

  • Aila

    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...

  • TheBookSmugglers

    Loved this, can't wait for the sequel, GIVE ME MORE KAI AND MAGS (SORRY, MAGGIE) ...