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An Autumn War (The Long Price Quartet, Book 3) Hardcover – July 22, 2008
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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 (2009).
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Daniel Abraham is a skilled craftsman. His use of the action of 'Posing' to add to verbal communication gives us another worldly feel, as well as sometimes the language that cuts out an essential verb, forcing the reader to use our minds to fill in the missing word.
We find additional details that make us think that some human emotions are lacking in the people that populate the tale, but they are all living within their motivations. There is evil but you see it more as a world that has generations of mistrust and animosity such as plagues the Middle East where it is something so ingrained that rising above will take extraordinary people. People that may never exist.
It is my understanding that it is hard now to find the fourth book alone, or expensive, but after such good storytelling for the first three books, I must pursue this fourth book.
This book felt like the climax of the series, where a lot of elements he'd been building up from the first 2 novels really came into play, and then hit the fan.
I can't wait until his 4th and final book in the series, I've gotten so bored with "classic" fantasy and all of the stereotypical fantasy elements (magic swords, elves, dragons, epic quests, etc). This series felt very unique (somewhat akin to GRRM's Song of Ice & Fire), very character and concept driven.
It felt good to read a book that i really cared about again. Its' good stuff, I look forward to following Abraham's future writings.
The author easily holds attention without excessive blood and gore. Why not five stars? The auor could have matured the composition of the societies though some might argue that the story would possibly not benefit. Well recommended .
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This third novel in Daniel Abraham’s LONG PRICE QUARTET is even more exciting than the first two novels.Read more