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
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 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
I had an incredibly hard time sorting out my feelings on this book and I don’t know if I can say that I succeeded. There are many aspects of it that I absolutely loved, but also ones that I really disliked. And the two overlap one another, leaving me conflicted and with a frown line that’s about to become permanent.
Let’s just begin with all the things that I loved. A Trail of Lighting is a post-apocalyptic fantasy that revolves around Native American culture and history, written by a Native Amer ...more
2.5 Stars. I wanted to love it.
OH MY GOD
I was fortunate enough to read a super early copy of this and HOLY SHIT.
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
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 full American Indian mythological romp with Coyote and so many fantastic supernatural additions to my reading schedule!
Not just fae and vamps and druids and wizards... I needed THIS!
That being said, I really liked it. :) Flooding took out most of the world and it was like coming back home to New Me ...more
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 character of Maggie Hoskie grabbed me from the very first page, and her unfinished business with her former mentor, an immortal badass, is super compelling. This book surprised me over and over. While I was reading it, I kept saying it reminded me of the work of Ayize Jama-Everett, which is the highe ...more
First, a confession: I haven't been reading much in the UF genre lately, outside of the established series I’ve been following for years. Mostly though I’ve felt a bit burned out on vampires, werewolves, witches, shifters, and the like so I’ve generally taken passes on the new offerings in the genre. I liked the cover on this one though and the idea of a Native American female as the main protagonist piqued my dormant, urban fantasy interest. The gamble paid off because I ended up liking this st ...more