Towers Fall

Towers Trilogy Book 3


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.

Now her home is under attack from an unexpected source. The Central Spire, the City’s greatest power, is intent on destroying the heart of the magical entity that resides beneath the Lower City’s streets. The people on the ground have three days to evacuate—or else.

With nowhere to go and time running out, Xhea and the Radiant ghost Shai attempt to rally a defense. Yet with the Spire’s wrath upon them, nothing—not their combined magic, nor their unexpected allies—may be strong enough to protect them from the power of the City.


Published in trade paperback and ebook from Talos/Skyhorse.


Read the first chapter online.

Praise for Towers Fall

  • “In this strong culmination of author Sumner-Smith’s Towers Trilogy …  Sumner-Smith powerfully portrays a world of duality and dichotomy through characters brimming with strength, determination, and self-sacrifice.”

  • - Publishers Weekly,

  • “I’m tempted to call it a tour-de-force, but that’s mainly for the strength of my emotional reaction to this, the climax and conclusion of a very strong arc. Sumner-Smith’s career, I think, will be well worth watching.”

  • - Liz Bourke,

  • “Karina Sumner-Smith’s concluding book, Towers Fall, brought out the best of the series and left you wanting more from her in future books.”

  • - The Qwillery,

  • “This third and final book is as emotionally heartwrenching yet deeply moving as its predecessors. … The Towers Trilogy is by far one of my favorite reads this year. I greatly look forward to the next book by this author.”

  • - Online Eccentric Librarian,

  • “A stirring conclusion to an excellent trilogy”

  • - Zhaoyun, Nerds of a Feather