A review by indigo_han
Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse


Firstly, thank you to the lovelies from the Into the Stacks Bookcast for the recommendation.
Secondly, thank you to Rebecca Roanhorse for such a strongly and more importantly well written Own Voice novel.

I love the fact that the MC is layered, bitchy, fallible, and sometimes too tough for her own good.
I love the fact that Dine (Navaho) legend and socio-cosmic world view is a strong part of the world building. I’ve read more than one book with a MC who is Native American, but they all tend to be written by white women. Learning about the stories is different from having them be part of your ontological world view.
I love a trickster. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. And I won’t spoil anything, but, oh dear Coyote, what have you done!
What I love especially is the fact that a cataclysmic event has occurred, and it’s not the privileged white dudes in skyscrapers who have survived and thrived, it’s the people who were shoved off in to reservations, literally into the margins, who found away to tap into ancestral power to save themselves. Of course a lot of other things came too, more dangerous things. The kind of things that make for excellent reading.

4.5/ 5 Stars. This is a world that I would very much like to revisit. Luckily I only have......ten.....months. Ten months? Uh oh.