Towers Fall

Karina Sumner-Smith. Skyhorse/Talos, $15.99 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-940456-41-6
In this strong culmination of author Sumner-Smith's Towers Trilogy (following Defiant), the dark magic of living woman Xhea and the bright magic of ghostly Shai must be brought into balance in order to save their futuristic home from destruction. The Central Spire has given the residents of the Lower City an ultimatum: leave the relative safety of the city, or die. The citizens of the Lower City are poverty-stricken and devoid of any substantial magic (bright or dark); they represent no significant threat to the power of the Spire. What does the Spire fear so much that it would change a stable social dynamic? Sumner-Smith powerfully portrays a world of duality and dichotomy through characters brimming with strength, determination, and self-sacrifice. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/16/2015
Release date: 10/01/2015
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