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

By Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham thrilled myth readers together with his terrific, unique, and interesting first novel, A Shadow in summer time. Now he has produced a fair extra robust sequel, a tragedy as darkly own and violent as Shakespeare's Macbeth.

As a boy, Otah Machi used to be exiled from his family members, Machi's ruling residence. 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 loss of life and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he needs to go back to Machi, for purposes now not even he understands.

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

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

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The metal did not chip or scratch the stone, but it produced the clearest sound yet. As the final note died away, he thought he heard a faint squeak. Merlock said the stone was hollow; there could be something of value inside. I don’t know how to open it, though. There must have been a good reason for someone to shape it, but whoever sent the stone into the Spine hasn’t taken the trouble to retrieve it or doesn’t know where it is. But I don’t believe that a magician with enough power to transport the stone wouldn’t be able to find it again.

Everything looked bleached and flat. Near the end of his journey, he turned off the road, which continued south. A simple path led straight through waist-high grass and up a knoll, almost hidden by the shadows of protective elm trees. He crested the hill and saw a gentle light shining from his home. The house had a shingled roof and a brick chimney. Eaves hung over the whitewashed walls, shadowing the ground below. One side of the enclosed porch was filled with split wood, ready for the fire. A jumble of farm tools cluttered the other side.

The door to his room was closed. Though the squeak was too loud for a mouse or rat, he still checked under the bed. Nothing. He sat on the edge of the mattress and rubbed the sleep from his eyes. Another squeak filled the air, and he started violently. Where was the noise was coming from? Nothing could be in the floor or walls; they were solid wood. The same went for his bed, and he would have noticed if anything had crawled into his straw mattress during the night. His eyes settled on the stone.

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