A Betrayal in Winter (Google eBook)
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, has 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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Review: A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet #2)User Review - Brent Bullock - Goodreads
I felt the story was slow and not a lot of substance to it (doesn't feel like a lot happens until the very end at least). For the first third of the book it felt like it was similar characters to the ... Read full review
Review: A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet #2)User Review - Kevin Ryan - Goodreads
I very much enjoyed this one over the first book. This one definitely brings in the ideas of ambition (on both the immortal and mortal plane), betrayal, and redemption. Very fun to read, I just picked ... Read full review