Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Sixth World #2
Saga Press | April 23, 2019
Once again Rebecca Roanhorse has written an Urban Fantasy novel unlike anything else I’ve read before. Trust me when I say, there’s never been characters like these before!
Storm of Locusts was action packed, from the first page to the last. We lost some characters, but we also gain even more beloved ones! Deeper connections are forged, and some are tested.
It was everything I expected going in, and more.
Where Trail of Lightning built the friendship between Maggie and Kai, in Storm of Locusts Kai was mostly absent which gave the author an opportunity to build bridges between Maggie and others. I missed him; surprisingly, not as much as I thought I would. Maggie needs more in her life than romance, she needs family. I feel like that’s what this book gave to us. It gave us a family for Maggie.
In the first book we were introduced to the Goodacre clan. It was obvious Maggie had a history with the family, otherwise she wouldn’t have felt she could go to them for help, however it was tenuous. She wasn’t sure how much she trusted them, and vice versa. I felt like in Storm of Locusts Rebecca Roanhorse built on that tie, and in the best way. It forced Maggie and Rissa Goodacre to deal with each other. Two similar, powerful women are bound to be explosive together. They can be explosive enemies, or they can be explosive friends.
I like where they ended up.
Maggie was also given someone to be responsible for. Female, 15 year old, Ben was a very welcome addition to the group. While being the guardian of a much younger, also badass, female is a plot twist done before, I wasn’t bothered by it in Storm of Locustus. In Ben Maggie is able to see herself at the same age, and maybe it’ll help her get a grip on her unhealthy hero worship she has on her former mentor. I’d really like that.
With the characters of this second book being Rissa, Maggie and Ben, we get a fantastic Fantasy novel of full of woman warriors. Not to mention, we finally get to see just how badass Kai is. You don’t have to be violent to be powerful, and he was proof.
Once again The Sixth World knocked it out of the park.
I want more.