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A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet, Book 2) by Daniel Abraham

By Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham extremely joyful myth readers together with his awesome, unique, and fascinating first novel, A Shadow in summer season. Now he has produced a good extra robust sequel, a tragedy as darkly own and violent as Shakespeare's Macbeth.

As a boy, Otah Machi was once exiled from his relations, Machi's ruling condominium. a long time later, he has witnessed and been a part of world-changing occasions. but he hasn't ever lower back to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is death and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he needs to go back to Machi, for purposes no longer even he understands.

Tradition dictates that the sons of a death Khai fall upon one another till just one is still to be successful his father. yet anything even worse is happening in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with an individual in Machi to convey down the ruling condo. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious purpose for murder.

With the subtlety and lovely storytelling ability of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama full of a distinct magic, a suspenseful mystery of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics.

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In the shadow, on the side down which they were climbing, the rocks now shone distinctly phosphorescent, with a peculiar waviness of outline. _ . " added the Doctor. -*They started off again, and in another two hours found themselves going down a gentle rocky slope and out upon the floor of the valley. "We're here at last," said the Big Business Man wearily. The Very Young Man looked up the great, jagged precipice down which they had come, to where, far above, its edge against the strip of blue marked the sur-r face of the ring.

To the drug were they now that, quite nonchalantly, they • sat down and ate. After a few moments it became evident that in spite of their care the amounts of the drug , they had taken were far from equal. Before they had half finished eating, the Very Young Man was hardly more than a third the size of the Doctor, with the Big Business Man about half-way between. This predicament suddenly struck them as funny, and all three laughed heartily at the effect of the drug. "Hey, you, hurry up, or you'll never catch me," shouted the Very Young Man gleefully.

The incongruity of his last words with the scene around made the Doctor smile. Overhead the sky still showed a narrow ribbon of blue. Across the valley the sunlight sparkled on the yellowish crags of the rocky wall. In the shadow, on the side down which they were climbing, the rocks now shone distinctly phosphorescent, with a peculiar waviness of outline. _ . " added the Doctor. -*They started off again, and in another two hours found themselves going down a gentle rocky slope and out upon the floor of the valley.

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