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Author: Daniel Abraham Narrator: Neil Shah Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Long Price Quartet Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9781494576004
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The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall.

In the middle is Otah, a simple laborer with a complex past. Recruited to act as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a secret meeting, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah finds himself as the sole hope of Saraykeht: either he stops the Galts or the whole city and everyone in it perishes forever. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thoroughly engrossing debut novel from a major new fantasist. A poignant human tale of power, heartbreak, and betrayal.”

    George R. R. Martin

  • A Shadow in Summer is a thoroughly engrossing debut novel from a major new fantasist. A poignant human tale of power, heartbreak, and betrayal. George R.R. Martin
  • “Reader, be warned: If you open Daniel Abraham’s A Shadow in Summer, he will lead you into a strange, seductive world of beatings and poets and betrayals, intrigues you do not fully understand and wars you cannot stop and places you are not sure you want to go. Intricate, elegant, and almost hypnotically told, this tale of gods held captive will hold you captive, too.”

    Connie Willis, Hugo Award–winning author of To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • “Narrator Neil Shah matches his delivery to the complex social conventions of the formal society portrayed in this fantasy. Among them is the adopting of a “pose” to reflect the tone of the comment to follow. Shah expresses the attitude of the pose, such as a pose of apology or reassurance, in the dialogue as the characters engage with one another. Each subplot in the story centers on a different character. Shah fully captures the strength and resolve of Mantat, an older woman who is always scheming. He’s equally at ease portraying the two young men featured in subplots that weave together.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

Daniel Abraham is the author of the critically acclaimed Long Price Quartet and many other books. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards and won the International Horror Guild 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 also writes as M. L. N. Hanover and James S. A. Corey. He lives in New Mexico.

About the Narrator

Neil Shah is an Audie-nominated narrator and winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards who has recorded over 150 audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has commended him for “an absolutely mesmerizing listening experience” and as “an outstanding narrator who adds a healthy dose of personality to each of the characters.” As a classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego, he has appeared off Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television. He records from his home studio in Portland, Oregon.