The Radiant Road
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The Radiant Road

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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. Fast-paced adventure and spellbinding prose combine to weave a tale of love, loyalty, and the strength we carry within ourselves.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20mm | 453.59g
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525953477
  • 9780525953470
  • 696,860

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"A stunningly 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 Boy and 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 Forest and 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 Journalshow more

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.show more

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405 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 21% (84)
4 25% (102)
3 34% (137)
2 17% (68)
1 3% (14)
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