Download e-book for kindle: A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet, Book 2) by Daniel Abraham

By Daniel Abraham

ISBN-10: 0765351889

ISBN-13: 9780765351883

Daniel Abraham extremely joyful myth readers together with his amazing, unique, and interesting first novel, A Shadow in summer season. 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 kin, Machi's ruling apartment. many years later, he has witnessed and been a part of world-changing occasions. but he hasn't ever again to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is demise 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 loss of life Khai fall upon one another till just one continues to be to be triumphant his father. yet anything even worse is going on in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with anyone in Machi to carry down the ruling condominium. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious purpose for murder.

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

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The lamps still burn softly in my room. Ann is asleep, but she has left the sewing scissors where I can see them. The blades are closed, but I know they have done their work marking the insides of her arms. I know she is covered in fresh welts that will soon blend into the tapestry of old scars woven into her flesh. If I had a way into the realms again, a way to the magic, I might be able to help her. But for now, I cannot change her fate. I can only wonder if she will. CHAPTER FOUR WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED AT THE SPENCE ACADEMY FOR Young Ladies, I knew nothing of its past and its relation to my life.

Long, thin strands of it hang over her blue eyes and plaster themselves to her full cheeks. ” Ann does not smile at all. ” “And the children? ” I ask, hopefully. “Lottie locked me in a cupboard for an hour. ” She wipes her nose. ” We stand uncertainly under the glare of Spence’s infamous brass snake chandelier. Ann lowers her voice to a whisper. ” I shake my head, and Ann looks as if she might cry. “But we’ll try again tonight,” I say quickly. A glimmer of a smile lights Ann’s face for a moment.

They were also their lovers. But they, too, grew resentful of the Order’s control over the realms and its great magic. And so it had been for ages: every side grappling to hold the magic—until the fire twenty-five years ago. On that night, my mother and her best friend offered a sacrifice—a young Gypsy girl—to the Winterlands creatures in exchange for power. But something went wrong. The child was accidentally killed, and thus her soul could not be taken. Enraged, the creatures demanded the girls themselves, for they had foolishly entered into the bargain, and now it would be honored, one way or another.

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