Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) (Hardcover)

By Rebecca Roanhorse

Saga Press, 9781534413498, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

List Price: 27.99*
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Description

“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series and Midnight Crossroads series

“Fun, terrifying, hilarious, and brilliant.” —Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper and Star Wars: Last Shot

“[C]rafts a powerful and fiercely personal journey through a compelling postapocalyptic landscape.” —Kate Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of Court of Fives and Black Wolves

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 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, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors 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.


Praise For Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1)

Selected as a Highly Anticipated Summer Read by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks

An Amazon Best Book of the Month Selection

A Tor.com Best Book of 2018 - So Far Selection

A B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Best Book of 2018 So Far Selection

“Someone please cancel ‘Supernatural’ already and give us at least five seasons of this badass indigenous monster-hunter and her silver-tongued sidekick."

“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.”

* "Roanhorse vividly depicts Navajo land, legends, and culture in her marvelous fantasy debut."

* "This exciting postapocalyptic debut, with its heady combination of smartly drawn characters, Wild West feel, and twisty plot, is a must-read."

"It’s the perfect book to pack for the beach or on a summer trip.”

“Roanhorse is indigenizing the future of science fiction and fantasy.”

"Super great! It is so exciting to read such a fresh take on Urban Fantasy."

“What’s not to love about Trail of Lightning? It’s a frakking awesome novel and a fantastic prelude to what is sure to be a thrilling series.”

"This is a fast, fun read."

"Trail of Lightning has set a new standard for speculative fiction."

"Roanhorse writes this page-turner with visceral clarity."

"I could have read about Maggie, her badassery, her damage, and her perseverance for hundreds more pages."

“A sharp, wonderfully dreamy, action-driven novel.”