By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas popularity of his enormous cycle of epic delusion. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer can provide the 5th e-book in his spellbinding landmark series--as either popular faces and astonishing new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a titanic conflict, the way forward for the Seven Kingdoms hangs within the stability as soon as again--beset by way of 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 equipped on dirt and loss of life. 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 diverse target in mind.
To the north lies the vast Wall of ice and stone--a constitution in basic terms 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, infantrymen and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face likely 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 necessarily to the best dance of all. . . .
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The Undying of Qarth had told her she would be thrice betrayed. Mirri Maz Duur had been the first, Ser Jorah the second. Would Reznak be the third? The Shavepate? Daario? Or will it be someone I would never suspect, Ser Barristan or Grey Worm or Missandei? “Skahaz,” she told the Shavepate, “I thank you for your counsel. ” Clutching her tokar, Daenerys swept past them down the broad marble stair. She took one step at a time, lest she trip over her fringe and go tumbling headfirst into court. Missandei announced her.
A brothel. Half of her freedmen were from Yunkai, where the Wise Masters had been famed for training bedslaves. The way of the seven sighs. Brothels had sprouted up like mushrooms all over Meereen. It is all they know. They need to survive. Food was more costly every day, whilst the price of flesh grew cheaper. In the poorer districts between the stepped pyramids of Meereen’s slaver nobility, there were brothels catering to every conceivable erotic taste, she knew. ” “Even those who lack a man’s parts may still have a man’s heart, Your Grace,” said Grey Worm.
Dany asked. ” “One thousand honors would please us more. ” “Your Grace has not asked for my counsel,” said Skahaz Shavepate, “but I say that blood must pay for blood. Take one man from each of the families I have named and kill him. The next time one of yours is slain, take two from each great House and kill them both. ” Reznak squealed in distress. “Noooo … gentle queen, such savagery would bring down the ire of the gods. ” The seneschal was as bald as Skahaz, though in his case the gods were responsible.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin