By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by means of Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned foreign approval for his huge cycle of epic myth. Now the number one New York Times bestselling writer offers the 5th e-book in his spellbinding landmark series--as either accepted faces and awesome new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a giant conflict, the way forward for the Seven Kingdoms hangs within the stability as soon as again--beset by way of newly rising threats from each course. within the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the final scion of condominium Targaryen, principles along with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban equipped on dirt and loss of life. yet Daenerys has thrice 3 thousand enemies, and plenty of have got down to locate her. but, as they assemble, one younger guy embarks upon his personal quest for the queen, with a completely assorted target in mind.
To the north lies the significant Wall of ice and stone--a constitution basically as powerful as these guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his maximum problem but. For he has strong foes not just in the Watch but additionally past, within the land of the creatures of ice.
And from all corners, sour conflicts quickly reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand forged of outlaws and clergymen, squaddies and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face likely insurmountable hindrances. a few will fail, others will develop within the energy of darkness. yet in a time of emerging restlessness, the tides of future and politics will lead necessarily to the best dance of all. . . .
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Before their hearts could beat again he had passed on, searching for his own, for One Eye, Sly, and Stalker, for his pack. His wolves would save him, he told himself. That was his last thought as a man. True death came suddenly; he felt a shock of cold, as if he had been plunged into the icy waters of a frozen lake. Then he found himself rushing over moonlit snows with his packmates close behind him. Half the world was dark. One Eye, he knew. He bayed, and Sly and Stalker gave echo. When they reached the crest the wolves paused.
No. ” Magister Illyrio ate another. “We must show a little trust, you and I. ” He clapped his hands again. “We have work to do. ” The serving men brought out a heron stuffed with figs, veal cutlets blanched with almond milk, creamed herring, candied onions, foul-smelling cheeses, plates of snails and sweetbreads, and a black swan in her plumage. Tyrion refused the swan, which reminded him of a supper with his sister. He helped himself to heron and herring, though, and a few of the sweet onions.
Varamyr Sixskins closed his eyes. He dreamt an old dream of a hovel by the sea, three dogs whimpering, a woman’s tears. Bump. She weeps for Bump, but she never wept for me. Lump had been born a month before his proper time, and he was sick so often that no one expected him to live. His mother waited until he was almost four to give him a proper name, and by then it was too late. The whole village had taken to calling him Lump, the name his sister Meha had given him when he was still in their mother’s belly.