Race to the Sun

Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jan 14, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100148845
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593149546
Narrator/s: Kinsale Hueston
Publisher: Listening Library
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Best-selling author Rick Riordan welcomes indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse to his imprint with this thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she's a monsterslayer. Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission, which can only be done with the help of Navajo gods, all disguised as quirky "rez" personalities. After a series of dangerous--and mind-bending--trials, Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery finally reach the sun god, who outfits them with the weapons they need to take down Mr. Charles and the ancient monsters he has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be. . . .

Professional reviews

"Narrator Kinsale Hueston's fervent, youthful tones are well matched to Roanhorse's fiercely determined characters. Nizhoni Begay; her younger brother, Mac; and her best friend, Davery must embark on a dangerous rescue when Nizhoni and Mac's father disappears. She learns that the powers she and her brother possess are linked to the monster-slaying twins of Navajo legend. With the help of Navajo gods, the trio battle monsters, fight their way through trials, and discover truths about Nizhoni and Mac's mother's disappearance years ago. Hueston's portrayals of the monsters and gods add weight and wisdom to this daring narrative, while her first-person narration as Nizhoni speaks to the anger, strength, and confusion a hero often feels when called to their destiny. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"