Rebecca Roanhorse: Tread of Angels

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Rebecca Roanhorse: Tread of Angels

By TPLCulture

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse discusses her latest novel, following a card sharp with a need for justice. In Tread of Angels, Celeste takes on the role of advocatus diaboli to defend her sister, accused of murdering a Virtue, a member of the ruling class of a mining town.

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.

Rebecca Roanhorse talks with writer and artist Francine Cunningham about Tread of Angels, an “intricate…engrossing” (The Washington Post) work of dark fantasy.

About this event’s guests:
Rebecca Roanhorse
Francine Cunningham

Read more:
Tread of Angels
Fevered Star
God Isn’t Here Today


This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.


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