StoryGraph Saturday: Tread of Angels

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to remind me that it’s there and to show it to you in case you find it interesting, too.


Tread of Angels
by Rebecca Roanhorse
Fantasy
208 pages
Expected publication: November 15, 2022

From The StoryGraph:

Celeste, a card sharp with a need for justice, takes on the role of advocatus diaboli, to defend her sister Mariel, accused of murdering a Virtue, a member of the ruling class of this mining town, in a new world of dark fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author of Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse.

The year is 1883 and the mining town of Goetia is booming as prospectors from near and far come to mine the powerful new element Divinity from the high mountains of Colorado with the help of the pariahs of society known as the Fallen. The Fallen are the descendants of demonkind living amongst the Virtues, the winners in an ancient war, with the descendants of both sides choosing to live alongside Abaddon’s mountain in this tale of the mythological West from the bestselling mastermind Rebecca Roanhorse.


I saw this book on NetGalley awhile back, and while I was not lucky enough to get a copy at the time, I’m on the waitlist at my local library. So whenever their copy arrives, I should be able to get it soon after. I’m looking forward to it, because while I had a few issues with her latest book, Fevered Star, I mostly enjoy Roanhorse’s writing and characters. I’m looking forward to giving this a shot, as there aren’t as many historical fantasy stories set in the western United States.

2 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: Tread of Angels

  1. I enjoyed both Black Sun and Fevered Star so I’d certainly be up for trying this one. And I’ve only very rarely read any sort of Western, so this might be a nice change of pace.

  2. I’ve enjoyed most of the fantasy western stories I’ve read, though I’ll admit that I haven’t read very many. I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one, though given that it’s Rebecca Roanhorse’s, I think I will.

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