By George R. R. Martin
Within the aftermath of a massive conflict, the way forward for the Seven Kingdoms hangs within the stability as soon as again--beset via newly rising threats from each path. within the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the final scion of residence Targaryen, principles along with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban outfitted on airborne dirt and dust 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 wholly diversified target in mind.
To the north lies the titanic Wall of ice and stone--a constitution basically 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 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 forged of outlaws and monks, infantrymen and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face likely insurmountable hindrances. 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. . . .
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas approval for his huge cycle of epic delusion. Now the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer offers the 5th ebook in his spellbinding landmark series--as either common faces and outstanding new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
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So why did she do it? To punish you for some indiscretion? " Blade's eyes glinted, and he grabbed a cloth from one of the packs and stuffed it into the Prince's mouth. " While the assassin hunted for a cord to bind the gag in place, Kerrion pulled it out. "How does it feel to be a half man? Do you hate her now? " Blade rammed the gag back in with such force that the Prince almost choked on it, then wound a strip of cloth around his head, holding it in place. He tied it tightly and shoved Kerrion aside before he reclaimed his seat on the far side of the fire.
Kerrion leant forward. "Your lies do not convince me, assassin. " Blade frowned at the fire, and Kerrion waited. When the assassin looked up, he met the Prince's gaze with hate-filled eyes. "I do not particularly care whether or not you believe me. What happened to me is no great secret, nor am I ashamed of it. It is the Cotti who should be ashamed of what they did to innocent children, so I will tell you how I know that there are Jashimari child slaves in the Cotti army camps. " Kerrion's mouth dropped open, and he stared at Blade, stunned.
He was, at best, an unwelcome guest, at worst, little more than a prisoner. Two guards stood at the door, and a sullen manservant obeyed him with grudging tardiness. Once bathed, he dressed in the clothes provided, which, though quite fine, did not come up to his standards. A soft linen shirt of pale fawn hung below his hips in the fashion of the Jashimari. Wellfitting velvet leggings tucked into calf-high boots of soft brown leather with a matching silver-studded belt. All that remained to show his Princely status was his silver circlet, which the servant polished with great reluctance.