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
Format Type:

About Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula and Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction writer and a Sturgeon/Locus/World Fantasy award finalist for her short story, “Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience™”. She is also the recipient of the 2018 John W. Campbell Award for Best New writer. Her debut novel TRAIL OF LIGHTNING Book #1 in the Sixth World Series (Saga Press) is available now. Book #2 STORM OF LO

    Trail of Lightning Reviews

  • 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 ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

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

  • Gary

    Originally posted at in Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut urban fantasy novel Trail of Lightning, protagonist Maggie Hoskie is talking to a couple whose daughte...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • Charlie Anders

    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. The c...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse is an amazing book! Set in the future after multiple Earth changing disasters and population decimating events, this has terrific world bui...

  • 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...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum of Lightning welcomes us to the “Sixth World”, a post-apocalyptic future in which our planet has gone through a numb...