In broad terms, Brother betrayed is a grand, epic fantasy-adventure, and as such it has the sort of travel, adventure, swordplay, knights, kingdoms and battles that would be expected of such a work.
But there's much more to it than that.
It's also the story of three brothers. Each of those brothers have unique personalities and interests and the author defines those differences subtly but masterfully. A glance here, a comment there and we have a visceral feel for the character of each player with most details not being overtly stated.
The tale is larger-than-life and the language is appropriately dramatic and poetic. While never over-done, many scenes are scripted in a manner that leaves the reader simply appreciating the beauty of the written words.
And while the story is anchored with classic fantasy elements, there are surprises at every turn. I never knew quite what to expect and there where many moments that left me thinking: "Wait a minute . . . what was that? Did that just happen?"
A thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced, unpredictable story that entertains from beginning to end. I'd highly recommend it to anybody looking for such a read.