Trail of the Dead

By The Horn Book Guide

Lozen (Killer of Enemies) leads refugees through the desert toward Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs. They face many dangers, and Lozen is afflicted with something her Apache-Chiricahua ancestors called Enemy Sickness, or post-traumatic stress. The sardonic protagonist is as magnetic, the peril as intense, and the invention as fresh as ever as Bruchac develops his dystopian world in intriguing directions.