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A SHADOW IN SUMMER

Abraham, Daniel.

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ISBN 10: 0765313405 / ISBN 13: 9780765313409
Published by Tor., NY:, 2006
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Title: A SHADOW IN SUMMER

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 2006

Edition: 1st edition

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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, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless's bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their terrible plan.
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.

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DANIEL ABRAHAM has had stories published in the Vanishing Acts, Bones of the World, and The Dark anthologies, and has been included in Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction anthology as well. A Shadow in Summer is his first novel. He is currently working on the Long Price Quartet, the second volume of which, Winter Cities, will be published in 2007. He lives in New Mexico with his wife.

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