Series: Sixth World #1
on June 26, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia
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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
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I saw others reading this and liking it so I got it from the library. Trail of Lightening is the start of a new series, Sixth World. The mythology is Native American, but the setting is dystopian, after a big flood. Everything is rather Wild West with power making right; it is not a very safe environment. There are also gods and monsters and those with magic.
I had a lot of first book problems here. The world-building seemed rich and detailed but almost too slow as I struggled to understand aspects of it. The characters were interesting but I had trouble grasping some of their motivations. Maggie and Kai are just introduced and getting to know each other, as they go out to hunt monsters. I will likely try Storm of Locusts, which is projected for April 23, 2019.
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