By George R. R. Martin
Within the aftermath of a immense conflict, the way forward for the Seven Kingdoms hangs within the stability as soon as again--beset via newly rising threats from each course. within the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the final scion of condo Targaryen, ideas together with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban outfitted on airborne dirt and dust and dying. yet Daenerys has 3 times 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 varied target in mind.
To the north lies the substantial Wall of ice and stone--a constitution merely 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 robust 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 monks, 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. . . .
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas popularity of his huge cycle of epic fable. Now the number one New York Times bestselling writer provides the 5th ebook in his spellbinding landmark series--as either typical faces and wonderful new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
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I’m so disappointed in you. What would your mother think? ” I am, in fact, already “grounded for life” for at least the fifth time this year, and I would love to know what my mother would think. I try to play the obedient daughter, listening to his babble, but I’ve just found a new distraction: watching the sunlight reflect the most beautiful prisms off of Mom’s bracelet. As I trace a rainbow on my arm and tune out Ray’s yelling, I contemplate my sanity. Did my little trip to Chicago actually happen?
Uh—thanks,” I say, looking at the gift, trying to hide my intense disappointment. “It’s not just any bracelet,” Ray says with a wave of his hand. ” He sounds pleased with himself. He sits back down and leans onto the table, gesturing toward my gift. ” My forehead creases as I scrutinize it closer. The bracelet is unexpected, but I’m thrilled to have something, anything, of Mom’s. “Thanks, Dad—it’s perfect,” I say, feeling slightly guilty for hoping for anything else. ” “Well, your Aunt Mona borrowed it from her some time before—before—before—you know.
Five blinks later and she’s still there. Staring. Who is she? And who does she think she is? I scowl. It’s as though she’s trying to scare me. Test me. Annoy me. What bravado I have kicks in, and I intensify the confrontation with an equally menacing stare. One black eyebrow lifts. The Lady in Black seems intrigued by my response. She slithers off her bar stool and saunters toward me. Immediately, the crowd parts away from her path like a repelling magnet. When her onyx eyes lock on mine, I feel it.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin