• Sep
  • 30
  • 2014
Radiant

Radiant

In the City, magic guarantees a life free from illness, hunger and hardship – unless, of course, you have none. Without so much as a spark of bright magic, Xhea can’t buy breakfast, can’t open doors, can’t even tell the City’s systems that she exists. Yet she has a single gift..

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  • May
  • 12
  • 2015
Defiant

Defiant

Once, Xhea’s wants were simple: enough to eat, safety in the underground, and the hit of bright payment to transform her gray-cast world into color. But in the aftermath of her rescue of the Radiant ghost Shai, the life she knew is gone forever.

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  • Nov
  • 03
  • 2015
Towers Fall

Towers Fall

War. Fire. Destruction. Xhea believed that the Lower City had weathered the worst of its troubles, and that their only remaining fight would be the struggle to rebuild before winter. She was wrong.

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"Inequality, economics, and postapocalyptic necromancy combine persuasively in Sumner-Smith’s ingenious, insightful debut."

-Publishers Weekly, starred review

“If C. J. Cherryh wrote fantasy with a futuristic feel, it would have a lot in common with this book, especially the protagonist. Excellent work, and recommended.”

-Michelle Sagara, New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Elantra

“In penning her novel Radiant, Karina Sumner-Smith steps into the top ranks of a burgeoning generation of authors who are changing the face of science fiction and fantasy.”

-Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award winning author of Undercity

“This, dear readers, is the story you mustn’t miss and will never forget. Recommended? No. I insist. Read Radiant.”

-Julie E. Czerneda, author of A Turn of Light

“Finally! A Bladerunner for the fantasy crowd. Magic as you’ve never seen it before.”

-Violette Malan, author of the Mirror Lands novels

“This beautifully-written page turner is topnotch. A world that comes alive, rich and magical; characters you want to spend time with; a heroine to root for; trust, friendship, and belonging — Radiant has it all!”

-Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms® and New York Times bestselling author of Spellfire, The Herald, and many others