By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas popularity of his huge cycle of epic delusion. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer grants the 5th booklet in his spellbinding landmark series--as either customary faces and incredible new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a substantial conflict, the way forward for the Seven Kingdoms hangs within the stability as soon as again--beset by means of newly rising threats from each path. within the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the final scion of condominium Targaryen, principles together with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban equipped on airborne dirt and dust and demise. yet Daenerys has 3 times 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 wholly diversified objective in mind.
To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone--a constitution in basic terms 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 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 forged of outlaws and clergymen, infantrymen and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face doubtless 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 unavoidably to the best dance of all. . . .
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Some part of him wanted those mushrooms, even knowing what they were. He was not brave enough to take cold steel to his own belly, but a bite of mushroom would not be so hard. That frightened him more than he could say. “You mistake me,” he heard himself say. “Is it so? I wonder. If you would sooner drown in wine, say the word and it shall be done, and quickly. ” “You mistake me,” Tyrion said again, more loudly. The buttered mushrooms glistened in the lamplight, dark and inviting. “I have no wish to die, I promise you.
He rolled from the bed, found a chamber pot, and commenced to filling it, with a groan of pleasure. The room was dim, but there were bars of yellow sunlight showing between the slats of the shutters. Tyrion shook the last drops off and waddled over patterned Myrish carpets as soft as new spring grass. Awkwardly he climbed the window seat and flung the shutters open to see where Varys and the gods had sent him. Beneath his window six cherry trees stood sentinel around a marble pool, their slender branches bare and brown.
The gods have taken him down into the earth, into the trees. The gods are all around us, in the rocks and streams, in the birds and beasts. Your Bump has gone to join them. ” The old woman’s words had gone through Lump like a knife. Bump sees. He is watching me. He knows. Lump could not hide from him, could not slip behind his mother’s skirts or run off with the dogs to escape his father’s fury. The dogs. Loptail, Sniff, the Growler. They were good dogs. They were my friends. When his father found the dogs sniffing round Bump’s body, he had no way of knowing which had done it, so he took his axe to all three.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin