By George R. R. Martin
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” via Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned overseas approval for his enormous cycle of epic delusion. Now the number one New York Times bestselling writer grants the 5th booklet in his spellbinding landmark series--as either wide-spread faces and dazzling new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
In the aftermath of a massive 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 condominium Targaryen, principles together with her 3 dragons as queen of a urban equipped 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 assorted objective in mind.
To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone--a constitution in simple 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 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 solid of outlaws and clergymen, 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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But she had smelled woods, then grassland, then woods again. “We will rest here awhile,” the elf was saying. Paks looked around. They were in open woodland; clumps of trees left irregular meadows between. The elf had found a spreading oak near a brook, and was spreading his cloak on the ground. Paks stretched her arms overhead and arched her back. Those casual strolls around the grove had not prepared her for such a long march. Her legs ached, and she knew they would be stiff after a rest. “Here,” he said.
Trust us, and lie still. Be ready to answer us when the load begins to lift. ” But darkness rose from among the trees of the forest as they worked. The stones in the pile were large and heavy, and awkward to lift or move. Twice they shifted suddenly under Giron’s feet. He and Tamar both came near being crushed by the stones they tried to move. Ansuli came and tried to help; Paks heard the pain in his grunts of effort. Finally Giron stopped them. “We cannot work this pile in the dark; we could all be crippled by a misstep here.
And through both borders. ” He nodded. “That and others. Some are very subtle. Not all evil desires immediate dominion. The foul weaver of webs—I will not name her—” he glanced at Paks. She shuddered and nodded vigorously. She did not want to hear that name aloud. “Her minions have tried our borders again and again. They insinuate themselves—hiding, perhaps, or feigning to be merchants or farm folk. For years they will bide without action, weaving slow coils of evil about them, plotting in many ways.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin