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Paris, City of Light. And where there is light, there are shadows ... Thane da Silva works for the Subrosa Negri, a secretive department charged with keeping the peace between the mundane and the Pale, those beings with a little touch of the supernatural in their genetic makeup, a taint of shadow to their history. As the full blue moon casts a glow over the city, Thane's s ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by Winterbourne Publishing (first published December 11th 2011)
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M.S.
Aug 15, 2014 M.S. rated it it was amazing
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Illumé by Kate Smith

‘Now that’s new. People tend to receive death threats, not undeath threats.’ ‘Try to convince me it’s the same as threatening not to kill someone.’
In folds of light there are always shadows and this boutique novel delves right into them, providing an interesting read of the gothic, macabre story of Thane da Silva in the city of Paris. A great read, Kate Smith has provided a novel of the highest quality with her amazing ability to capture words into a story with the linguistic
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Daisy
Mar 23, 2012 Daisy rated it liked it
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I had the pleasure of receiving Illumé in a giveaway and it proved to a very fascinating read. Kate Smith has a certain poetic style to her writing that is both mysteriously compelling and full of intrigue.

Our protagonist, Thane da Silva is as charismatic and sharp as can be and following his journey to search of the truth as supernatural elements take over the City of Light is truly gripping. As the book progress and new revelations take place, Thane and the reader will find themselves de
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Alexandra
I have known Kate Smith for a very long time, and I've been reading bits of her fiction for nearly that long. The thing about Smith's writing is that she is often quite opaque - if you don't get her song lyric references or her film references, you might be a bit lost. But she writes with a lot of passion and a lot of quirky description - which sometimes gets away from her but sometimes really works nicely.

Illume is set in Paris, and focusses on Thane, who works for the equivalent of UNIT or Sha
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Number One Travel Destination? Cairo, Egypt, early 1900s. I suspect this isn't going to happen without constructing some sort of lure on the lawn to catch a Tardis... wait a second, I think I hear a weird thrumming sound outside.

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