After his mother’s death and his father’s disappearance, ten-year-old Samuel is sent to live with his grandfather whom he barely knows. Upon his arrival, he finds that his new home is a dilapidated ranch with no one except Chiricahua Apaches as neighbors, but his adventures have just begun! An Apache talisman—the last gift given to Samuel by his father—reminds him of his dad’s promise: It will give you strength and guide you. It is only after the mysterious black lightning strikes that Samuel realizes how desperately its guidance is needed.
“If you’ve forgotten the magic that lives in a child’s heart, this book will remind you. Black Lightning is a rare and beautiful mythic journey about one boy’s struggle with paralyzing grief and the powerful bonds that can carry a person through this world and beyond…” – W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear USA TODAY and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors of People of the Thunder