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Daniel Abraham's "Long Price"

Postby Silvanus » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:08 pm

Just wondering, is anyone else reading this?

I was wandering through GRRM's website as I do once a week or so to see if he's finished "A Dance With Dragons" yet, and I decided to check out his 'What I'm Reading' section.

He had up a suggestion for Abraham, so I bought the first book to check it out, and it was great. I personally haven't read anything like it, it's one of the most original series' I've ever read. And his characters are wonderful. He's writing book 3 right now.
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Re: Daniel Abraham's "Long Price"

Postby Ariel » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:25 pm

Nope, I never heard of this author. I need to do some second hand shopping and add some books to my little library.
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Re: Daniel Abraham's "Long Price"

Postby Qray » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:22 pm

Lot's of luck with GRRM finishing the next book anytime soon.

I'm not familiar with "Long Price" either. What's it about?
I'm going to die the way I've lived...poor, screaming, and naked.
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Re: Daniel Abraham's "Long Price"

Postby Silvanus » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:08 pm

Well, let me go grab Shadow In Summer. I'll just give you the little synopsis it gives. So I don't spoil anything heh.

"The city state of Saraykeht dominates the Summer Citites. Its wealth is beyond measure; its port is open to all the merchants of the world, and its ruler, the Khai Saraykeht, commands forces to rival the Gods. Commerce and trade fill the streets with a hundred languages, and the coffers of the wealthy with jewels and gold. Any desire, howerver exotic or base, can be satisfied in its soft quarter. Blissfully ignorant of the forces that fuel their prosperity, the people live and work secure in the knowledge that their city is a bastion of progress in a harsh world. It would be a tragedy if it fell....

Saraykeht is poised on the knife-edge of disaster.

At the heart of the city's influence are the poet-sorcerer Heshai and the captive spirit, Seedless, whom he contorls. For all his poer, Heshai is weak, haunted b the memories of shame and humiliation. A man faced with constant reminders of his responsibilities and his failures, he is the linchpin and the most velnerable point in Saraykeht's greatness.

Far to the west, the armies of Galt ahve conquered many lands. To take Saraykeht, they must first destroy the trade upon which its prosperity is based. Marchat Wilsin, head of Galt's trading house in the city, is planning a terrible crime against Heshai and Seedless. If he succeeds, Saraykeht will fall.

Amat, House Wilson's business manager, is a woman who rose from the slums to wield the power that Marchat Wilsin would use to destroy her city. Through accidents of fate and circumstance Amat, her apprentice Liat, and two young men from the farthest reaches of their society stand alone against the dangers that threaten the city.

But in this city of power and intrigue, no one is without secrets. The price each of the city's protectors must pay to save Saraykeht may be greater than they can afford. And the Galts are not the greatest threat they face..."
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