An Autumn War

An Autumn War

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Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliantly original and engaging first novel, and in his second penned a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare's "King Lear." Now he has written an epic fantasy of much wider scope and appeal that will thrill his fans and enthrall legions of new readers.Otah Machi, ruler of the city of Machi, has tried for years to prepare his people for a future in which the magical "andat," entities that support their commerce and intimidate all foes, can no longer be safely harnessed. But his efforts are too little, too late. The Galts, an expansionist empire from across the sea, have tired of games of political espionage and low-stakes sabotage. Their general, a ruthless veteran, has found a way to do what was thought impossible: neutralize the andat. As the Galtic army advances, the Poets who control the andat wage their own battle to save their loved-ones and their nation. Failure seems inevitable, but success would end the Galtic threat. With wonderful storytelling skill, Abraham has wedded the unique magic, high-stakes betrayal and political intrigue of his previous works with a broad tapestry of action in a spectacular fantasy epic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 226.8g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0765351897
  • 9780765351890
  • 262,061

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""A Betrayal in Winter" is exactly the kind of book I love: dynamic characters, sharp plotting, and an original, thoughtful take on magic." --Brandon Sanderson, author of "Mistborn""Compellingly plotted and elegantly written, "A Betrayal in Winter" is a very successful continuation of what promises to be a significant and original contribution to fantasy literature." --SCIFI.COM
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About Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham won the International Horror Award for best short story. His previous novels include "A Shadow in Summer "and "A Betrayal in Winter, "the first two volumes of the Long Price Quartet, and the final book in the series, "The Price of Spring." He has recently been a finalist for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is also the author of the Wild Cards comics miniseries "The Hard Call," and co-author with George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois of the novel "Hunter's Run." He lives in New Mexico.
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5,409 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (2,261)
3 20% (1,091)
2 4% (195)
1 1% (80)

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I love Daniel Abraham and his Long Price Quartet. I first read it as a series borrowed from the public library. Loved it so much I wanted to buy my own copy to read & re-read. Only problem was I bought the first 3 books from the series (published by Tor) and found out too late that the last book (The Price of Spring) was not in print!!! A travesty. So I had to buy the omnibus version "Seasons of War" (contains An Autumn War & The Price of Spring; published by Orbit) just to get the last volume. would recommend you get the Orbit omnibus version (Shadow & Betrayal; Seasons of War) for the complete set, even though the cover art is not as nice as the Tor more
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