Waiting on Wednesday [283] – TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse

Waiting on Wednesdays is the brainchild of Jill at Breaking the Spine, and because Jill isn’t hosting it any more, I’m now linking up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. Stop over there and link up your “Can’t Wait” book of the week!

This cover was just revealed (you know how I love a good cover reveal!) and it’s so unexpectedly delightful, there was no other choice for a WoW feature this week:

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.

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse. Releases in June 2018 from Saga Press. How exciting to see a SFF story that focuses on Native Americans, written by a Native American! And even better, the story sounds amazing. I urge you to visit the cover reveal on the B&N Sci Fi and Fantasy Blog, where you can read a short Q&A about the author’s inspirations. This is one debut I’m definitely going to read!

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted January 17, 2018 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 36 Comments


36 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [283] – TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse

  1. I saw this one too last week and I already added it to my wishlist. I love Native American culture and am thrilled to see it incorporated into this book. Plus the cover really rocks. I almost featured this one this week too but I already had my post drafted when the cover was revealed. Great choice.

    BTW, great author comments on the cover too. This book should be epic.
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    • Tammy

      I’ve had that happen, when I schedule something and then a cool cover is revealed after, I guess that’s one reason I’m terrible at scheduling too far ahead of time:-)

  2. Kay

    This is great! Yes, I’m always glad to see books featuring Native Americans and written by same. I recently put a mystery on my list that features a Cherokee protagonist and the author is Cherokee as well – set in Oklahoma. I’m looking forward to it.
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    • Tammy

      I don’t catch ALL the cover reveals, but I just happened to see this one on Twitter. Yeah, I had a feeling you might pick this too:-)

    • Tammy

      I don’t know much about the author, but the story idea sure sounds like my kind of thing:-)