New PDF release: A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet, Book 2)

By Daniel Abraham

ISBN-10: 0765351889

ISBN-13: 9780765351883

Daniel Abraham thrilled delusion readers together with his tremendous, unique, and fascinating first novel, A Shadow in summer time. Now he has produced an excellent extra robust sequel, a tragedy as darkly own and violent as Shakespeare's Macbeth.

As a boy, Otah Machi used to be exiled from his family members, Machi's ruling condominium. many years later, he has witnessed and been a part of world-changing occasions. but he hasn't ever again to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is death and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he needs to go back to Machi, for purposes now not even he understands.

Tradition dictates that the sons of a death Khai fall upon one another till just one is still to prevail his father. yet whatever even worse is happening in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with anyone in Machi to carry down the ruling condo. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious cause for murder.

With the subtlety and lovely storytelling ability of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama full of a special magic, a suspenseful mystery of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics.

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Satan is Saturn, Set, Abrasax, Adad, Adonis, Attis, Adam, Adonai, etc. The most serious charge against him is that he is the Sun in the South. The Ancient Initiates, {35} dwelling as they did in lands whose blood was the water of the Nile or the Euphrates, connected the South with life-withering heat, and cursed that quarter where the solar darts were deadliest. Even in the legend of Hiram, it is at high noon that he is stricken down and slain. Capricornus is moreover the sign which the sun enterers when he reaches his extreme Southern declination at the Winter Solstice, the season of the death of vegetation, for the folk of the Northern hemisphere.

Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension and despair. The intensity of this loathing can hardly be understood by any person who has not experienced it. This is the period of Apophis. It is followed by the arising not of Isis, but of Osiris. The ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is created, a condition only rendered possible by the process of death. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth. The first matter of the work was base and primitive, though "natural".

For the normal man today, however, it represents considerable attainment; and there is a much earlier formula whose investigation will occupy Chapter VI. THE MASTER THERION, in the Seventeenth year of the Aeon, has reconstructed the Word I A O to satisfy the new conditions of Magick imposed by progress. The Word of the Law being Thelema, whose number is 93, this number should be the canon of a corresponding Mass. Accordingly, he has expanded I A O by treating the O as an Ayin, and then adding Vau as prefix and affix.

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