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Karina Sumner-Smith

Autor(a) de Radiant

8+ Works 236 Membros 15 Reviews

About the Author

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Obras de Karina Sumner-Smith

Radiant (2014) 159 cópias
Defiant (2015) 40 cópias
Towers Fall (2015) 25 cópias

Associated Works

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three (2011) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (2011) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Children of Magic (2006) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Mythspring: From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada (2006) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Ages of Wonder (2009) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (2017) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 13 (2003) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Jabberwocky 3 (2007) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



I can't rave to enough people about how much I love this book. It's quiet moodiness and vivid world-building are the very thing I search for in a fantasy novel, the qualities that allow me to sink into a story and leave me craving more long after it's over. In this world magic is currency and there's the implication that we are in a distant future, where magic has made modern technology obsolete and privileged society has risen to the sky in grand towers. It's also a ghost story. Xhea, an anomalous dark spot in a world of bright magic users has the ability to see ghosts, and she becomes embroiled in the (after)life of Shai, young and dead before her time. Through Xhea's colorblind eyes, we explore this world, discover the pasts of both girls, and delve deeper into a plot that may doom Shai to nothingness. It's a tale of great friendship between two girls as well, and I'm always a fan of such relationships. Radiant is rich and savory in its prose, I've become a huge fan of Sumner-Smith, and I can't wait until the next book.… (mais)
nilaffle | outras 9 resenhas | Nov 6, 2023 |
A bit rough at times, but the story and the characters drew me in from page two. very much looking forward to the next books from this author!
zizabeph | outras 9 resenhas | May 7, 2023 |
Such feelings - another awesome series come to a natural end. Excellently wrapped up, sad it's done, but it was so, so good. :)
Malaraa | Apr 26, 2022 |
Just as great as the first. An interesting world, and a great pair of friends to follow through it.

*re-read note* A -lot- of this book is Xhea and Shai growing and learning and looking beyond what they used to think were the limits of their natures. Definitely a book where the action is in service to the character, rather than vice versa. Still loved it. :)
Malaraa | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 26, 2022 |



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