By George R. R. Martin
For the 1st time, all 5 novels within the epic myth sequence that encouraged HBO’s Game of Thrones are jointly in a single boxed set. An immersive leisure event in contrast to the other, A music of Ice and hearth has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine—international acclaim and hundreds of thousands of dependable readers. Now this is the full huge cycle:
A video game OF THRONES
A conflict OF KINGS
A hurricane OF SWORDS
A ceremonial dinner OF CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
“One of the easiest sequence within the historical past of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times
wintry weather is coming. Such is the strict motto of residence Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in distant King’s touchdown. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell principles in Robert’s identify. There his kin dwells in peace and luxury: his proud spouse, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. a ways to the north, at the back of the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural issues relegated to fable in the course of the centuries-long summer time, yet proving all too genuine and all too lethal within the turning of the season.
but a extra quick possibility lurks to the south, the place Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died lower than mysterious situations. Now Robert is using north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the beautiful yet chilly Cersei, his son, the harsh, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the strong and prosperous residence Lannister—the first a swordsman the ultimate, the second one a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a super brain. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful stumble upon that would switch the process kingdoms.
in the meantime, around the slender Sea, Prince Viserys, inheritor of the fallen condominium Targaryen, which as soon as governed all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with a military of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he'll buy within the basically coin left to him: his appealing but blameless sister, Daenerys.
“Long reside George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by way of advanced characters and vibrant language, and bursting with the wild imaginative and prescient of some of the best story tellers.”—The manhattan Times
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Ser Waymar met it with metal. whilst the blades met, there has been no ring of steel on steel; just a excessive, skinny sound on the fringe of listening to, like an animal screaming in soreness. Royce checked a moment blow, and a 3rd, then fell again a step. one other flurry of blows, and he fell again back. in the back of him, to correct, to left, throughout him, the watchers stood sufferer, faceless, silent, the transferring styles in their gentle armor making all of them yet invisible within the wooden. but they made no flow to intervene. repeatedly the swords met, until eventually Will desired to disguise his ears opposed to the unusual anguished keening in their conflict. Ser Waymar used to be panting from the hassle now, his breath steaming within the moonlight. His blade used to be white with frost; the Other’s danced with faded blue mild. Then Royce’s parry got here a beat too overdue. The light sword bit in the course of the ringmail underneath his arm. The younger lord cried out in soreness. Blood welled among the earrings. It steamed within the chilly, and the droplets appeared pink as hearth the place they touched the snow. Ser Waymar’s arms brushed his facet. His moleskin glove got here away soaked with crimson. the opposite stated anything in a language that would didn't recognize; his voice used to be just like the cracking of ice on a wintry weather lake, and the phrases have been mocking. Ser Waymar Royce came upon his fury. “For Robert! ” he shouted, and he got here up snarling, lifting the frost-covered longsword with either fingers and swinging it round in a flat sidearm scale down with all his weight at the back of it. The Other’s parry was once virtually lazy. whilst the blades touched, the metal shattered. A scream echoed throughout the wooded area evening, and the longsword shivered right into a hundred brittle items, the shards scattering like a rain of needles. Royce went to his knees, shrieking, and lined his eyes. Blood welled among his arms. The watchers moved ahead jointly, as though a few sign have been given. Swords rose and fell, all in a deathly silence. It was once chilly butchery. The faded blades sliced via ringmail as though it have been silk. Will closed his eyes. some distance underneath him, he heard their voices and laughter sharp as icicles. whilst he chanced on the braveness to seem back, many years had handed, and the ridge under used to be empty. He stayed within the tree, scarce bold to respire, whereas the moon crept slowly around the black sky. eventually, his muscle tissues cramping and his palms numb with chilly, he climbed down. Royce’s physique lay facedown within the snow, one arm outflung. The thick sable cloak have been slashed in a dozen areas. mendacity lifeless like that, you observed how younger he used to be. A boy. He came across what used to be left of the sword a couple of ft away, the tip splintered and twisted like a tree struck by means of lightning. Will knelt, appeared round warily, and snatched it up. The damaged sword will be his facts. Gared may comprehend what to make of it, and if no longer him, then absolutely that outdated endure Mormont or Maester Aemon. might Gared nonetheless be ready with the horses? He needed to hurry. Will rose. Ser Waymar Royce stood over him. His positive outfits have been a tatter, his face a break. A shard from his sword transfixed the blind white student of his left eye.