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Long Price Quartet #01: A Shadow in Summer


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ISBN13: 9780765351876
ISBN10: 0765351870
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The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless's bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their terrible plan.


In the middle is Otah, a simple laborer with a complex past. Recruited to act as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a secret meeting, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah finds himself as the sole hope of Saraykeht, either he stops the Galts, or the whole city and everyone in it perishes forever.


The start of an epic fantasy series by one of the field's hottest new talents

About the Author

Daniel Abraham has had stories published in the Vanishing Acts, Bones of the World, and The Dark anthologies, and has been included in Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction anthology as well. A Shadow in Summer is his first novel of the Long Price Quartet. He lives in New Mexico with his wife.

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tf, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by tf)
This is the first book of a 4 part series, and all four books are consistently, amazingly good! Daniel Abraham does a beautiful job of creating a world of complex societies and weaving their intricate social customs into a story that follows several characters throughout their lives. One of the things I liked most was the elaborate system of body poses and hand gestures that were an integral part of the social communication; it gives such a fuller picture of the emotions and thoughts of the characters.

I think this series is classified as 'fantasy' -- there's magic involved, but it's worked into the story in a way that makes it believable as just another part of the complex world that the characters live in.
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Abraham, Daniel
Tor Books
Fantasy - Epic
City and town life
Fantasy fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
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Long Price Quartet
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