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An Autumn War

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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Chapter One
It had rained for a week, the cold gray clouds seeming to drape themselves between the mountain ranges to the east and west of the city like a wet canopy. The mornings were foggy, the afternoons chill. With the snowdrifts of winter almost all melted, the land around Machi became a soupy mud whose only virtue was the spring crop of wheat and snow peas it would bring forth. Travel was harder now even than in the deadly cold of deep winter.
And still, the travelers came.
“With all respect, this exercise, as you call it, is ill-advised,” the envoy said. His hands still
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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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  • 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. 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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