By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned foreign approval for his huge cycle of epic myth. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer supplies the 5th ebook in his spellbinding landmark series--as either commonplace faces and remarkable new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a sizeable 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 residence 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 completely diverse target in mind.
To the north lies the vast 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 solid of outlaws and monks, squaddies and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face likely insurmountable stumbling blocks. 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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Drizzt's smirk widened across his face as he suddenly came to understand his friend's trepidations. He himself, who had been raised amidst many of the most powerful and frightening sorcerers in all the Realms, had shaken his head in disbelief many times when they were guests of the eccentric family in Longsaddle. The Harpells had a unique—and often disastrous—way of viewing the world, though no evil festered in their hearts, and they wove their magic in accord with their own perspectives—usually against the presumed logic of rational men.
Drizzt let the issue drop at that, keeping his deeper fears, that the assassin had taken to the sea, to himself. " Wulfgar was quick to argue. But as the barbarian spoke, his horse, a horse raised by Harpells, snorted and moved to the small pond, pawing the air above the water as though searching for a place to step. A moment later, the last of the sun dipped under the western horizon and the daylight faded away. And in the magical dimness of twilight, an enchanted tower phased into view before them on the little island in the pond, its every point twinkling like starlight, and its many twisting spires reaching up into the evening sky.
Wulfgar was quick to argue. But as the barbarian spoke, his horse, a horse raised by Harpells, snorted and moved to the small pond, pawing the air above the water as though searching for a place to step. A moment later, the last of the sun dipped under the western horizon and the daylight faded away. And in the magical dimness of twilight, an enchanted tower phased into view before them on the little island in the pond, its every point twinkling like starlight, and its many twisting spires reaching up into the evening sky.