By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by way of Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas approval for his huge cycle of epic myth. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer offers the 5th booklet in his spellbinding landmark series--as either commonplace faces and astounding new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a large 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 apartment Targaryen, ideas along with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban outfitted 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 varied aim in mind.
To the north lies the titanic Wall of ice and stone--a constitution simply 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 forged of outlaws and monks, infantrymen and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face doubtless insurmountable stumbling blocks. 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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Well, it was not King’s Landing, that much could be said for it. ” he heard himself ask. “Whores are found in brothels here, as in Westeros. You will have no need of such, my little friend. Choose from amongst my servingwomen. ” the dwarf asked pointedly. The fat man stroked one of the prongs of his oiled yellow beard, a gesture Tyrion found remarkably obscene. “Slavery is forbidden in Pentos, by the terms of the treaty the Braavosi imposed on us a hundred years ago. ” Illyrio gave a ponderous half bow.
They had numbered one hundred sixty-three, a child every mile, nailed to mileposts with one arm outstretched to point her way. After Meereen had fallen, Dany had nailed up a like number of Great Masters. Swarms of flies had attended their slow dying, and the stench had lingered long in the plaza. Yet some days she feared that she had not gone far enough. These Meereenese were a sly and stubborn people who resisted her at every turn. They had freed their slaves, yes … only to hire them back as servants at wages so meagre that most could scarce afford to eat.
Then came quails in honey, a saddle of lamb, goose livers drowned in wine, buttered parsnips, and suckling pig. The sight of it all made Tyrion feel queasy, but he forced himself to try a spoon of soup for the sake of politeness, and once he had tasted it he was lost. The cooks might be old and fat, but they knew their business. He had never eaten so well, even at court. As he was sucking the meat off the bones of his quail, he asked Illyrio about the morning’s summons. The fat man shrugged. “There are troubles in the east.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin