Book Review: Trail of Lightning

Originally posted on Geek Girl Authority

Trail of Lightning
By Rebecca Roanhorse

My Edition:
Hardcover, 287 pages
2018, Saga Press
ISBN: 9781534413498

Thank you to Saga and Wunderkind for providing me with a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

Mix a watery apocalypse with monsters and supernaturally gifted humans and add a dash of Native American folklore and a smattering of gods returned to Earth and you’ve got Trail of Lightning.

This book has everything you want from a post-apocalyptic novel: a climate crisis that wiped out most of the world’s population, a mish-mash of leftover tech and survivalist tactics, hideous monsters ravaging the remaining humans, humans developing superpowers to battle those monsters and bastard gods who have returned to Earth to mess with the survivors all blended together by an own-voices author.

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Book Review: Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier
By Maurice Broaddus

My Edition:
Paperback, 142 pages
2017, Tor
ISBN: 9780765394293

Desmond has abandoned his mission and spirited away his young charge, Lij, in order to save the boy from a lifetime of experiments. Dogged by several political and religious factions, the two cross borders from Tejas into the land of the Five Civilized Tribes and Desmond wonders if they’ll ever be safe.

Guys, I can’t think of how to blurb this book without giving a ton of stuff away, but it is friggen awesome! It combines alternate history with steampunk and sharpshooters and sorta telekinetic/psychic people who have been created by the government and oh my gourd why haven’t I seen more people talking about this novella?!

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