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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Beltran the farmer, the only one left breathing in a town, a country, a world ravaged by the Delirium plague. Winter waxes, and he awaits the end with an empty bottle and a hangman's noose.
Some hero. He cares not even for himself; what chance has he to save an entire peoples? 
Count not the odds. The Chaste One will prevail.
Save the world. Save your friends. Save your wife.
The Traveller and her Golden Bridle, a means to correct the past, to rescue himself and millions more. But how much control does he really have? Can he truly bring back his wife? And what stake do The Horsemen have in all this? Only one way to find out.
Drink up.
Framed as a tale in the larger narrative of Isaac the Fortunate, The Winter is the first entry in a six-part fantasy series that sprinkles just the right amount of mysticism over a world of wintry hardship, where the people live for every day, and death is but the shadow lurking at the edge of vision. The characters here know pain, know suffering, and the bleak atmosphere A. Ka has conjured bleeds like black tar from the pages.
Beltran begins his journey as a fairly unlikeable character: a selfish and hasty fool who seemingly brings further distress upon himself. But disaster drives change, and his character arc is endearing once he employs his mind before his hands.
One aspect of The Winter which must be recognised is the seemingly trivial details that occasionally crop up. At first, I questioned the relevance of some of these peculiar sequences and motifs, but at the halfway point of the story, the loose threads start to come full circle, and the wonderful 'Aha!' moments follow.
As the opening chapter to a larger world, The Winter begets mystery while delivering an immensely satisfying tale of love, loss, and the ineluctable thorns of the rose we call life.
The Winter has come.
Price: $3.49
Link: Amazon 
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