The Radiant Road (Hardcover)
Dutton Books for Young Readers, 9780525953470, 368pp.
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
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 and loyalty in this young adult fantasy.
★ "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