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review 2019-05-13 03:48
Storm of Locust by Rebecca Roanhorse
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) - Rebecca Roanhorse

I just finished Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse and had to start and finish Storm of Locust.  That's the nice thing about finding a great book a year after it's been released and the second in the series has already hit the shelves.  I didn't take time to write a review that's how bad I wanted to read this book.  Between Rebecca Roanhorse's storytelling and Tanis Parenteau's performance as the narrator on the audiobook, it becomes a book you can't put down.

 

Rebecca Roanhorse's use of her Navajo life, re-imagined after an Armageddon scale major catastrophe of what is called Big Water wipes out the world.  All that is left in our protagonist's life is the land of her people, which is east and south, to the west of Big Denver to Burque (Albuquerque) which is south and west, and to the north is the Exalted Mormon Kingdom in the Salt Lake City area which would be north.  To the east is the tops of the Appalachians and then further east is the Swiss Alps.  Nothing else exists in this universe (as of this book).  Rebecca uses the Diyin Dine╩╝é (Navajo Gods) and clan powers that comes back when the sixth world is created (or brought back) after the catastrophe in her stories, bringing a fresh subject into the fantasy and science fiction genres that makes this series so good.

 

So go out and grab a copy of Trail of Lightning if you haven't read it and then start Swarm of Locust. You won't be disappointed.

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review 2019-05-13 03:17
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World) - Rebecca Roanhorse

I've seen this book and the second book of the Sixth World series by Rebecca Roanhorse reviewed here at BookLikes and I put it not only on my TBR list but to the front of the class and read probably one of the best books I've read this year.  Rebecca is an excellent writer and a better storyteller.  That's probably why she is a Hugo & Campbell award winner.  Her audiobooks are brilliantly performed by Tanis Parenteau, and she does this series justice!  Rebecca does a great job of writing science fiction, fantasy, and her Navajo heritage.

 

Our antihero is Maggie, a monster killer, trained by Neizghání who's Mother was a god and is known as a slayer of monsters.  Neizghání shows up in Maggie's life after she finds that she has a clan power, something that is rare in this post-armageddon life. The book starts up a couple of years after Neizghání abandons Maggie.  Now people come to Maggie and rely on her to kill monsters.  Maggie's first adventure in the book is to track down a missing little girl that turns out to have been taken by a monster.

 

That's all you'll get from me. a poorly written review but hopefully you will believe me when I tell you this book and series is worth your time.  It will be one of the series that will fill in for Hearne's Iron Druid series now that it is finished and also Jim Butcher's Dresden Files since he's probably decided to enjoy life for a while.  Rebeca Roanhorse's Sixth World series is that good.

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text 2019-05-05 23:56
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Raonhorse
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World) - Rebecca Roanhorse

I just read the first chapter and this is really a good book.  I'm doing the audiobook and Tanis Parenteau is doing a great job telling the story. I know a lot of you have read this and that is why I'm reading it, because of your reviews.

 

So thanks for all the fish reviews!

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text 2019-05-04 11:21
Reading progress update: I've read 25%. - wow
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) - Rebecca Roanhorse

Well this is just as Folding Paper & Spilling Ink described it in her review  http://ariadne.booklikes.com/post/1880362/storm-of-locusts-sixth-world-2

 

I loved the first book. The second book is rapidly accelerating away from it to be something even better.

 

I'm only 25% through and already I have one unexpected death, one interesting new character, tension between all the old characters and a really spooky, creepy, don't-let-that-thing-get-in-my-hair kind of baddy.

 

Wonderful stuff

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review 2019-05-03 01:11
Storm of Locusts (Sixth World #2)
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) - Rebecca Roanhorse

In my opinion this is one of those rare unicorns: the sophomore sequel that's better than the first in the series. If you've read Trail of Lightning you already have an idea of what to expect. Roanhorse remains a master at world building, and her characters are complex and multi-layered. This book builds on that, and I think also improves on the first. The pacing is better and I actually enjoyed Maggie more in this book, and felt like she had more depth. I also applaud Roanhorse for writing a teenage character that managed to feel authentically youthful and rebellious, but I didn't want to smack. Quite the trick.

 

Of course one of the core concepts that stole my heart was the lady's road trip from hell. It's right on the cover in full shiny glory. I mean, hell yes to that. But wait, there's more! This book also has creepy locust people. And magic. And post-apocalyptic wasteland dwellers. And leveling up, both in powers and in self-growth. And a super epic lightning sword. And mysterious Gods that may or may not have your best interests in mind. And pages and pages about learning to trust and be softer when life has taught you to be hard. And found families. And all around badassery. Just yes to this book. If you aren't reading Roanhorse already, and you like urban fantasy, or just fantasy in general, then get your butt in gear and pick this series up.

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