By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas approval for his enormous cycle of epic fable. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer gives you the 5th booklet in his spellbinding landmark series--as either known faces and striking new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a tremendous conflict, the way forward for the Seven Kingdoms hangs within the stability as soon as again--beset through newly rising threats from each course. within the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the final scion of apartment Targaryen, ideas along with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban equipped on dirt and demise. yet Daenerys has thrice 3 thousand enemies, and lots of have got down to locate her. but, as they assemble, one younger guy embarks upon his personal quest for the queen, with a wholly various target in mind.
To the north lies the monstrous Wall of ice and stone--a constitution in basic terms as robust 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 in addition past, within the land of the creatures of ice.
And from all corners, sour conflicts quickly reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand solid of outlaws and monks, squaddies and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face probably insurmountable hindrances. a few will fail, others will develop within the power of darkness. yet in a time of emerging restlessness, the tides of future and politics will lead unavoidably to the best dance of all. . . .
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Beyond that was the city. A sea of tiled rooftops crowded close around a bay. He saw square brick towers, a great red temple, a distant manse upon a hill. In the far distance, sunlight shimmered off deep water. Fishing boats were moving across the bay, their sails rippling in the wind, and he could see the masts of larger ships poking up along the shore. Surely one is bound for Dorne, or for Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. He had no means to pay for passage, though, nor was he made to pull an oar. I suppose I could sign on as a cabin boy and earn my way by letting the crew bugger me up and down the narrow sea.
This is so,” Illyrio agreed, “but the world is one great web, and a man dare not touch a single strand lest all the others tremble. ” Illyrio popped a pepper into his mouth. ” He clapped his hands together. At the sound a serving man entered with a covered dish. He placed it in front of Tyrion, and Illyrio leaned across the table to remove the lid. “Mushrooms,” the magister announced, as the smell wafted up. “Kissed with garlic and bathed in butter. I am told the taste is exquisite. Have one, my friend.
Clutching her tokar, Daenerys swept past them down the broad marble stair. She took one step at a time, lest she trip over her fringe and go tumbling headfirst into court. Missandei announced her. The little scribe had a sweet, strong voice. ” The hall had filled. Unsullied stood with their backs to the pillars, holding shields and spears, the spikes on their caps jutting upward like a row of knives. The Meereenese had gathered beneath the eastern windows. Her freedmen stood well apart from their former masters.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin