The Price of Spring (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Jul 21, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
29 Reviews
Fifteen years have passed since the devastating war between the Galt Empire and the cities of the Khaiem in which the Khaiem’s poets and their magical power known as “andat” were destroyed, leaving the women of the Khaiem and the men of Galt infertile.

The emperor of the Khaiem tries to form a marriage alliance between his son and the daughter of a Galtic lord, hoping the Khaiem men and Galtic women will produce a new generation to help create a peaceful future.

But Maati, a poet who has been in hiding for years, driven by guilt over his part in the disastrous end of the war, defies tradition and begins training female poets. With Eiah, the emperor’s daughter, helping him, he intends to create andat, to restore the world as it was before the war.

Vanjit, a woman haunted by her family’s death in the war, creates a new andat. But hope turns to ashes as her creation unleashes a power that cripples all she touches.

As the prospect of peace dims under the lash of Vanjit’s creation, Maati and Eiah try to end her reign of terror. But time is running out for both the Galts and the Khaiem.

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It is a must read for anyone who enjoys good writing. - Goodreads
Character development in this final book, just superb. - Goodreads
And the characters are portrayed with gorgeous prose. - Goodreads
As always his prose is like a siren song. - Goodreads
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I find a lot of the plot is predictable. - Goodreads

Review: The Price of Spring (Long Price Quartet #4)

User Review  - Joshua Perry - Goodreads

Click here to read my review of the omnibus edition of the first two books in the series, "Shadow And Betrayal" Click here to read my review of "An Autumn War" This book. Oh my God, this book. I was ... Read full review

Review: The Price of Spring (Long Price Quartet #4)

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

This book really built on the foundation of the previous books. I really liked how the unexpected side effect of saving the Empire in the previous book became the crucial problem to solve in this book ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
PROLOG
15
CHAPTER 1
29
CHAPTER 2
39
CHAPTER 3
51
CHAPTER 4
61
CHAPTER 5
71
CHAPTER 6
81
CHAPTER 17
194
CHAPTER 18
205
CHAPTER 19
215
CHAPTER 20
225
CHAPTER 21
236
CHAPTER 22
247
CHAPTER 23
258
CHAPTER 24
266

CHAPTER 7
91
CHAPTER 8
102
CHAPTER 9
113
CHAPTER 10
127
CHAPTER 11
132
CHAPTER 12
143
CHAPTER 13
153
CHAPTER 14
163
CHAPTER 15
174
CHAPTER 16
184
CHAPTER 25
275
CHAPTER 26
282
CHAPTER 27
291
CHAPTER 28
299
CHAPTER 29
306
CHAPTER 30
314
CHAPTER 31
324
EPILOG
335
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
349
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

DANIEL ABRAHAM won the International Horror Award for best short story, “Flat Diane.” His previous novels include A Shadow in Summer, A Betrayal in Winter, and An Autumn War, the first three volumes of the Long Price Quartet. He has been a finalist for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is also the author of the Wild Cards comic book miniseries The Hard Call, and coauthor, with George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, of the novel Hunter’s Run. He lives in New Mexico.

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