Capsule Review – Storm of Locusts

She imprisoned a god, but her work’s not done…1

I liked Trail of Lightning quite a bit, but Storm of Locusts feels like the full realisation of Roanhorse’s vision.  By taking us out of Navajo territory, we gain perspective on both the safety and austerity afforded by the four walls, and the translocation of Diné gods into more conventional settings makes the world bigger by quelling any idea that they might be genius loci, rather than world spanning deities.2  Indeed,  while fundamentally built on the monster of the week format, Storm of Locusts puts meat on it, with both interesting tangents and a strong plot, expanding upon Trail of Lighting in almost every aspect.

A stronger sequel to an already good book.

  1. There has been a bit of a gap between when I read this and am reviewing it, so it is not fresh enough in my mind for a full review, instead, here is a quick review for a book that should not be overlooked.
  2. An issue shared with any pantheon where the gods interact with a specific group of people.

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