The Radiant Road

The Radiant Road

3.42 (426 ratings by Goodreads)
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A gorgeously woven tale of magic, friendship, and self-discovery set in a dream-like landscape filled with fairies.
After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they ll inhabit the house Clare was born in a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic. Clare soon discovers that the boy is as real as the fairy-making magic, and that they re both in great danger from an ancient foe. "Astunningly atmospheric, gorgeously complicateddream of a book." Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An unforgettable tale . . . that containsall the darkness and light ofA Midsummer Night's Dream." School Library Journal, starred review"
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.55mm | 113g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142426288
  • 9780142426289

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Praise for The Radiant Road

"Astunningly atmospheric, gorgeously complicated dream of a book." Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An unforgettable tale . . . that contains all the darkness and light of A Midsummer Night's Dream." School Library Journal, starred review
"Gorgeous, haunting, and wonderfully strange, The Radiant Road establishes Katherine Catmull as a master of the modern fairy tale." Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boyand Breadcrumbs
"Katherine Catmull deftly weaves Clare's contemporary story with ancient Celtic lore. The Radiant Road is a beguiling novel with a strong, engaging protagonist." Juliet Marillier, author of Daughter of the Forestand Wildwood Dancing
"An eerily lovely story." Booklist Praise for Katherine Catmull s Summer and Bird
Catmull s stunning debut unleashes a fierce imagination to build a wholly original world, rich with the familiar shimmer of folklore . . . this atmospheric adventure thrills with complex storytelling, carefully threaded with bits of foreshadowing and overflowing with poignant imagery. Booklist, starred review
A haunting fable inflected with mythological and fairy-tale motifs . . . . The author balances this meticulous, symbol-rich narrative with a light, storyteller's voice, posing questions that readers must answer for themselves. Kirkus, starred review
The book s greatest strength lies in Catmull s ability to articulate the disorientation and sense of injustice that accompany loss. Publishers Weekly

Powerful and intriguing. School Library Journal"
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About Katherine Catmull

Katherine Catmull( is an actor, freelance writer, voice-over artist, and sometimes playwright. Her first novel, Summer and Bird, was called "a stunning debut" that "thrills with complex storytelling" byBooklist.She lives in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @kmcatmull."
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Rating details

426 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 20% (87)
4 26% (109)
3 33% (142)
2 17% (73)
1 4% (15)
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