Long Price Betrayal in Winter

Long Price Betrayal in Winter

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Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliant, original, and engaging first novel, "A Shadow in Summer." Now he has produced an even more powerful sequel, a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare's "Macbeth."
As a boy, Otah Machi was exiled from his family, Machi's ruling house. Decades later, he has witnessed and been part of world-changing events. Yet he has never returned to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is dying and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he must return to Machi, for reasons not even he understands.
Tradition dictates that the sons of a dying Khai fall upon each other until only one remains to succeed his father. But something even worse is occurring in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, have allied with someone in Machi to bring down the ruling house. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious motive for murder.
With the subtlety and wonderful storytelling skill of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama filled with a unique magic, a suspenseful thriller of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 99.06 x 167.64 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0765351889
  • 9780765351883
  • 236,654

Review quote

"A thoroughly engrossing debut novel from a major new fantasist." --George R. R. Martin

""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

""Abraham is a serious and precise writer, whose ongoing Long Price Quartet is a model of fantasy as thoughtful, resonant literary expression." --"Locus "on "A Betrayal in Winter"
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