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Trail of Lightning

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28th November 2019

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Digital (deliver electronic) / ISBN-13: 9781529346671

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One of TIME magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

‘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

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, 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.

‘An excitingly novel tale’ Charlaine Harris

‘Fun, terrifying, hilarious, and brilliant.” Daniel José Older

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

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Library Journal, Starred Review
This exciting postapocalyptic debut, with its heady combination of smartly drawn characters, Wild West feel, and twisty plot, is a must-read
An Amazon Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018 Selection
A B&N Sc-Fi & Fantasy 50 Greatest Debut SFF Novels Ever Written Selection
A Best Book of 2018 - So Far Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Best of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018 Selection
A Library Journal Best Book of 2018 Selection
The New York Times
Someone please cancel 'Supernatural' already and give us at least five seasons of this badass indigenous monster-hunter and her silver-tongued sidekick
Charlie Jane Anders, Hugo Award-winning author of All the Birds in the Sky
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
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Roanhorse vividly depicts Navajo land, legends, and culture in her marvelous fantasy debut
Kirkus Reviews
Super great! It is so exciting to read such a fresh take on Urban Fantasy
The Verge
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
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
TIME Magazine, 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time
Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse deftly adds new layers to post-apocalyptic tropes
Trail of Lightning shows heart in a world reminding readers of the rough realities of our own