cbr11bingo Cannonballer Says/Bingo #4 & 5 I think this book has been reviewed by a few Cannonballers, most recently by TeresaElectro. It’s the introductory novel to what is going to be a fantasy series centered on the Navajo or Diné who have survived an apocalyptic event known as the “Big Water.” Rebecca Roanhorse, who is Indigenous American, has won Hugo and Nebula Awards, among others, for her sci-fi/speculative fiction. Trail of Lightning was nominated for a 2019 Hugo in the best novel category. It features […]
I was familiar with Rebecca Roanhorse from Twitter and her articles on Tor.com, so definitely excited for Trail of Lightning‘s release last year. I guess I wasn’t the only one because it was sold out at The Ripped Bodice when I went to buy it! Always a good sign and her novel did not disappoint. Trail of Lightning is the first entry in the series: The Sixth World. After a climate apocalypse that drowns most of the world, several nasty things that go bump in the […]
This book was such a fun time. It’s one of those books that is full speed ahead once it starts and won’t let you go until the very end, which definitely left me wanting more. Maggie Hoskie is an orphan, someone who lacks a true home and family, but has a few people she is fond of. There’s the medicine man and her mentor who disappeared suddenly several months ago, and now a new person in her life, Kai, the grandson of the medicine man. […]
“But I’m no hero. I’m more of a last resort, a scorched-earth policy. I’m the person you hire when the heroes have already come home in body bags” (2). There’s nothing like the feeling when you discover the first book in a series and it hits all your readerly buttons. I was pretty sure I was going to like Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse when I read about it—searching for women Native American authors to support (in the aftermath of the Sherman Alexie scandal.) […]
For Two Heads Are Better Than One, emmalita and Jen K chose to read and review Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning, the first in The Sixth World series. In order to make this simpler, we are pulling the Amazon description for the plot summary, and then going into our thoughts below that!