Long Price Quartet

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 440 ratings

A Shadow in Summer Publisher's Summary

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.

©2006 Daniel Abraham (P)2014 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • A Shadow in Summer

    • Long Price Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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 and at 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Performance adds confusion

    • By Scott H. on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • A Betrayal in Winter

    • Long Price Quartet Series, Book 2
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    As a boy, Otah Machi was exiled from his family, Machi's ruling house. Decades later, he has witnessed and been part of world-changing events. Yet he has never returned to Machi. Now his father - the Khai, or ruler, of Machi - is dying, and his eldest brother, Biitrah, has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he must return to Machi for reasons not even he understands.

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • An Autumn War

    • Long Price Quartet Series, Book 3
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • The Price of Spring

    • Long Price Quartet, Book 4
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Fifteen years have passed since the devastating war between the Galt Empire and the cities of the Khaiem, in which the Khaiem's poets and their magical power known as "andat" were destroyed, leaving the women of the Khaiem and the men of Galt infertile. The emperor of the Khaiem is trying to form a marriage alliance between his son and the daughter of a Galtic lord, hoping the Khaiem men and Galtic women will produce a new generation to help create a peaceful future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The whole series was excellent

    • By Chasen on 06-29-17

    Regular price: $31.49