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Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 19: A Betrayal in Winter by Daniel Abraham









A Betrayal in Winter continues the story of Otai Machi in the Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham.  A Shadow in Summer lays the foundation for Otah’s hero journey into becoming what has been destined for him.  Even though, he did not choose his destiny.  The actions of the Galt Empire have forced Otah into a position where his role in the Khaiem takes shape.

This second book of the Long Price Quarter picks up where A Shadow in Summer ends.  Otah learns his father Khai Machi has been assassinated, and he has been framed for the murder. Otah works in the shadows to clear his name and eventually establish his own claim to the power that his father left behind.

Along the way, he will have to endure the fall out of his decisions he made in A Shadow in Summer.  And those relationships he thought was solid will become tested in the journey to his destiny.

Abraham continues his creation of a fascinating world of the Khaiem and the political machinations are as compelling as the principal characters affected by what is happening around them.

A Betrayal in Winter is a worthy sequel and must be read after A Shadow in Summer.  I’m looking forward to Book 3, An Autumn War, to continue the story of Otah Machi.  Halfway through this quartet, Abraham has written an original fantasy series that belongs with the best that the genre has to offer.  Highly recommended!


Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 9: Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay

                Guy Gavriel Kay has become an author I look forward to reading. His brand of fantasy captured my attention in Ysabel, Children of Earth and Sky, and Sailing to Sarantium, the first book in Sarantine Mosaic series. Kay has carved out his own niche in fantasy that… Continue Reading

Journey and Discovery: A Kammbia Omnibus Edition

The courage to face the truth. Diondray Azur had it. He took a gamble and looked hard into his roots. What he discovered changed him forever. A son of privilege in the land of Kammbia, Diondray learned one day that everything he believed to be true was in fact, a lie. When he discovered an… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 1: The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint

I ended my 2018 reading year with a short story collection by Charles de Lint. I enjoyed Dreams Underfoot and began my 2019 reading year with the second de Lint short story collection set in Newford. The Ivory and the Horn is a fifteen tale collection that continues to explore the wonderful characters inhabiting the… Continue Reading

Cassandra’s Revelation: A Kammbia Short Story

“Cassandra’s Revelation,” is about a chance meeting between Cassandra Applebaum, a sultry-voiced singer who hadn’t sung in years, and an old friend—one who saw Diondray stop a rainstorm. Inspired by her friend’s account, Cassandra penned a new song, “The One Who Made the Rain Go Away.” After a few days, she received a call from… Continue Reading