Much of the praise that SF critics offer for An Autumn War
sounds like a review of a more-mainstream literary novel, with observations on Abrahamâs complex and engaging characters, the multiple layers of power throughout his plot, and the excellent writing. âRarely does the penultimate volume in a series carry such a charge of its own,â notes Locus
. But the reviewers return to full geek mode to gawk over the game-changing plot twist and ensuing cliff-hanger. Subtle plot development and engaging characters are great, they seem to sayâ"but, just to show how compelling this series really is, what they really want is the next (and last) book, The Price of Spring
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"A Betrayal in Winter is exactly the kind of book I love: dynamic characters, sharp plotting, and an original, thoughtful take on magic." —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn
“Compellingly plotted and elegantly written, A Betrayal in Winter is a very successful continuation of what promises to be a significant and original contribution to fantasy literature.” —SCIFI.COM