A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham

A Shadow in Summer

Long Price Quartet #1

Daniel Abraham

fiction fantasy adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

331 pages | first published 2006


The city-state of Saraykeht dominates the Summer Cities. Its wealth is beyond measure; its port is open to all the merchants of the world, and its ruler, the Khai Saraykeht, commands forces to rival the Gods. Commerce and trade fill the streets wi...
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dark 63%
mysterious 54%
emotional 45%
sad 36%
reflective 27%
tense 27%
adventurous 18%
hopeful 18%
challenging 9%
informative 9%


slow 61%
medium 38%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 30%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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