Trail of the Dead In the sequel to the award winning Killer of Enemies Apache teen Lozen and her family are looking for a place of refuge from the despotic Ones who once held them captive and forced Lozen to hunt gene

  • Title: Trail of the Dead
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac
  • ISBN: 9781620142615
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the sequel to the award winning Killer of Enemies, Apache teen Lozen and her family are looking for a place of refuge from the despotic Ones who once held them captive and forced Lozen to hunt genetically engineered monsters Lozen and her allies travel in search of a valley where she and her family once found refuge But life is never easy in this post apocalyptic worlIn the sequel to the award winning Killer of Enemies, Apache teen Lozen and her family are looking for a place of refuge from the despotic Ones who once held them captive and forced Lozen to hunt genetically engineered monsters Lozen and her allies travel in search of a valley where she and her family once found refuge But life is never easy in this post apocalyptic world When they finally reach the valley, they discover an unpleasant surprise awaiting them and a merciless hunter following close behind Hally, their enigmatic Bigfoot friend, points them to another destination a possible refuge But can Lozen trust Hally Relying on her wits and the growing powers that warn her when enemies are near, Lozen fights internal sickness to lead her band of refugees to freedom and safety Alongside family, new friends, and Hussein, the handsome young man whose life she saved, Lozen forges a path through a barren land where new recombinant monsters lurk and the secrets of this new world will reveal themselves to her whether she wants them to or not.

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    1. Joseph Bruchac

      Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers He holds a B.A from Cornell University, an M.A in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skid College inside a maximum security prison With his wife, Carol, he is the founder and Co Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including Songs from this Earth on Turtle s Back, Breaking Silence winner of an American Book Award and Returning the Gift His poems, articles and stories have appeared in over 500 publications, from American Poetry Review, Cricket and Aboriginal Voices to National Geographic, Parabola and Smithsonian Magazine He has authored than 70 books for adults and children, including The First Strawberries, Keepers of the Earth co authored with Michael Caduto , Tell Me a Tale, When the Chenoo Howls co authored with his son, James , his autobiography Bowman s Store and such novels as Dawn Land, The Waters Between, Arrow Over the Door and The Heart of a Chief Forthcoming titles include Squanto s Journey Harcourt , a picture book, Sacajawea Harcourt , an historical novel, Crazy Horse s Vision Lee Low , a picture book, and Pushing Up The Sky Dial , a collection of plays for children His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award, the Hope S Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children s Literature and both the 1998 Writer of the Year Award and the 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States from Florida to Hawaii and has been featured at such events as the British Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee He has been a storyteller in residence for Native American organizations and schools throughout the continent, including the Institute of Alaska Native Arts and the Onondaga Nation School He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.

    875 thoughts on “Trail of the Dead”

    1. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/As much as I really enjoyed Killer of Enemies, this second book felt very much like a "second in the series" let down. Not much happens, most felt like filler, and there's a lot of words just to set up the events in the final third book. Add in animal torture that streamrolled into full on torture porn, and I find I just can't recommend this to friends.Story: Lozen is leading her ragtag band to a better home. But vindictive Ones have [...]


    2. ~ from the libraryBook 2 in this series has moved on from the single character dialog. The other big change is that there is now emotion demonstrated by the main character. On the plus side, the wonder Native American stories continue. On the downside, there is too strong of a pattern in how the plot rolls out. (view spoiler)[ By pattern, I mean ad guys track Lozen down and she defeats them. This action is broken into segments by dangerous creatures who attack her and her associates. Unless ther [...]


    3. In the second in the Killer of Enemies series, seventeen-year-old Lozen, an Apache teen, is on the run with her family and allies, and she is fully aware that others are after them. No way with the leaders left behind in Haven allow her to remain free. Not only are her skills too valuable, but Lady Time wants revenge. Although Lozen is happy to have her mother, Ana, and Victor with her as well as Guy, Luz, and Hussein, she also feels responsible for them, and her worry makes her a little careles [...]


    4. Lozen and her companions are on the move. They're all getting better at fighting gemods (genetically modified monsters) and Lozen's abilities are growing, tying them tighter together in unexpected ways. But Lozen is also getting sick, and a new and powerful enemy has been set on her trail.Lozen is a member of the Apache and Chiricahua tribes, and the mythology she grew up with informs how she battles monsters and keeps her humanity. I've always loved stories that blend myth (or legends) into the [...]


    5. Trail of the Dead (Killer of Enemies) - Joseph Bruchac Lozen’s world isn’t one most of us would care to live in; it’s brutally hierarchical with no chance to change castes, it’s short of food, chock full of really dangerous critters, and there are overlords who inexplicable and not entirely human anymore, and they have lots of henchmen to carry out violent plans. Despite all that it manages to be hopeful.  And shall I add how refreshing it is to have a female character menaced in ways t [...]


    6. this was excellent in almost all ways, but I have to say, for a story so consciously diverse, the constant, in-your-face emphasis on the characters pairing off into heterosexual partnerships was really frustrating. especially Ana and Luz — there was squandered potential there.


    7. Lozen and her family have just escaped the compound where they were kept enslaved. They’re making for their old home in the Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs, but they’re traveling through a world filled with genetically modified monsters. Lozen isn’t intimidated by monsters. Her job for her former masters was killing monsters. But this time it’s not just the monsters in front of them. This time they have a new cold-blooded supervillain stalking them from behind. Props to Brucha [...]


    8. 4/5.Positive: This is an excellent sequel! I love Lozen even more than I did after reading the first book. She is such a great character, and I love how this book explores her as a person. The PTSD rep was really good, I thought, and I loved how her culture played a huge part in her healing process. In fact, her culture continues to play a large part in everything, including who she is as a person. I loved all the other characters as well! There are other improvements in this book from the first [...]



    9. TRAIL OF THE DEAD by Joseph BruchacTRAIL OF THE DEAD is a compelling book, taking precedence over other activities, including sleep and staying in my mind afterward, still connected to Lozen and her family. To survive one needs water, food, shelter . . . friends and allies, health in body and spirit, wisdom, stories. The lessons continue for Lozen, especially the lesson that she is not and does not have to be alone in her struggles, that they are stronger working together. This book, second in a [...]



    10. Review copy: ARC via publisherBruchac is a master storyteller. From the beginning to the end, he weaves a tapestry made of many intriguing stories. They come from many sources. Much of the book is told from Lozen’s point of view. She shares stories told by her father, uncle and mother. Some of my favorite stories revolve around Coyote. The video below is Bruchac reading a portion of the book involving Coyote if you’d like a sample.Other parts of the book are delivered through the eyes of her [...]


    11. Lozen and her family are traveling the Trail of the Dead, or that's how she thinks of it, anyway. They have managed to escape the terribly misnamed Haven and are searching for a safe place to settle down and rebuild their lives. As they journey across the desolate landscape, fighting off attacks by gemods (genetically modified creatures that have escaped from collections once maintained by the rich and powerful), they encounter other escapees from Haven. The slightly larger band of refugees must [...]


    12. This felt very much like a middle book. Not an awful lot happens or is resolved beyond the journey and confrontations with various enemies. The dystopian element was lessened as the group has escaped the physical setting of the repressive society although their "masters" are still trying to get at them. The post-apocalyptic aspect remains in the many genetically modified creatures we run into that escaped captivity back when the apocalyptic event occurred.Things I liked- a lot more Apache and La [...]


    13. In addition to enjoying a fast-paced, post-apocalypic adventure story with a girl of color as the sharp-shooting protagonist, I really enjoyed Bruchac's weaving in of Native legends and histories (such as Geronimo and the real-life Lozen). I also appreciated how he subtly introduces real-life authors, such as Joy Harjo, Leslie Marmon Silko, M. Scott Momaday and Sherman Alexie.


    14. Disappointed by this second volume and don't think I'll pick up the third. It just could not hold my attention and Lozen, who felt awesomely tough previously, now feels too Mary Sue-like with her myriad powers. Did she have that many abilities in the first book and I just didn't realize it?I did enjoy the Coyote stories and wish we had had more of that, as well as perhaps folktales, to delve deeper into the mythology, rather than the infodumps we did receive. Likewise, the Dreamer was intriguing [...]


    15. Trail of the Dead continues almost directly after Killer of Enemies. Lozen and her family are still trying to find a refuge and there are still enemies to fight; and Lozen needs to also find a way to make peace with the lives that she's taken. Bruchac does an amazing job of blending post apocalyptic scenery with traditional Native American story. I have enjoyed every moment of both of these titles and eagerly awaiting any more he might publish.


    16. Loved it! Wasn't quite as action packed as Killer of Enemies, but I feel that's how 2nd in a series goes sometimes. Must do some set up for the grand finale! Lozen is still a kick ass leading female roll. There is starting to be a little more of the lovey-dovey stuff, but it's not the main premise of the story, and I'm sooooooo glad for that. Also the villain in this story is fantastically creepy, and a bit disturbing. Wouldn't mind reading a novella about him


    17. Unfortunately this one was not as good at the first. I had a hard time really getting lost in the story and kept putting it down. I did love the story of Coyote and the additional Native American mythology. That part of the story was very well done. Even though this one was not one of my personal favorites, I know plenty of teen readers who will enjoy this series. It remains one of my top Sci-fi recommendations.


    18. Once again Bruchac shows us a post-apocalyptic world with a Native American protagonist who is strong, courageous, and very human. Love the voice of this series which is very authentic. Bruchac weaves in Native American folk lore in such a way that it's magical.YA Books Central review: yabookscentral/yaficti


    19. Everything about this continuation of the series worked for me -- Lozen's malaise and need for a cleansing ceremony, the uncertainty of the trail and the hardships of their quest for safety, finally finding allies and horse-like beings again, friendly gemods as well as hostile ones -- it all just continued a fine story in a good way.


    20. The fact that it took me so long to read is not the fault of the book! Bruchac has again crafted an excellent adventure story that is solidly grounded in the Native American experience. When you read this book, do not skip the author's note at the end!


    21. Lozen's second go-round is even bloodier than the first. That being said, Bruchac wisely addresses the toll of violence on a soul.Another great adventure!





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