An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham
(The Long Price Quartet)

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An Autumn War is magnificent in the way it moves on to a more epic scale with a military invasion by the Galts and the resistance of the Khais organised by Otah. The careful way it maintains the balance between the individuals and the broader context for their actions is masterful.
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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.

 

About Daniel Abraham

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Daniel Abraham is the author of the critically-acclaimed Long Price Quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild award. He also writes as MLN Hanover and (with Ty Franck) James S.A. Corey. He lives in New Mexico.
 
Published July 22, 2008 by Tor Books. 380 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on May 13 2012

An Autumn War is magnificent in the way it moves on to a more epic scale with a military invasion by the Galts and the resistance of the Khais organised by Otah. The careful way it maintains the balance between the individuals and the broader context for their actions is masterful.

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