By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by means of Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas popularity of his enormous cycle of epic fable. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer promises the 5th e-book in his spellbinding landmark series--as either frequent faces and staggering new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a huge 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 condo Targaryen, principles along with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban outfitted on dirt 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 completely varied target in mind.
To the north lies the immense 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 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 probably 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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Old Bear Mormont said the Night’s Watch had need of men like Tyrion. Mormont might be dead, though. By now Slynt may be the lord commander. That butcher’s son was not like to have forgotten who sent him to the Wall. Do I really want to spend the rest of my life eating salt beef and porridge with murderers and thieves? Not that the rest of his life would last very long. Janos Slynt would see to that. The cabin boy wet his brush and scrubbed on manfully. ” the dwarf inquired. ” Tyrion could not seem to recall the Valyrian word for whore, and in any case it was too late.
Bump died, though. He died when he was two and I was six, three days before his nameday. “Your little one is with the gods now,” the woods witch told his mother, as she wept. “He’ll never hurt again, never hunger, never cry. 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.
Tyrion told him to be quiet and kicked feebly as a huge bald sailor tucked him under one arm and carried him squirming to the hold, where an empty wine cask awaited him. It was a squat little cask, and a tight fit even for a dwarf. Tyrion pissed himself in his struggles, for all the good it did. He was crammed face-first into the cask with his knees pushed up against his ears. The stub of his nose itched horribly, but his arms were pinned so tightly that he could not reach to scratch it. A palanquin fit for a man of my stature, he thought as they hammered shut the lid.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin