By George R. R. Martin
For the 1st time, all 5 novels within the epic fable sequence that encouraged HBO’s Game of Thrones are jointly in a single boxed set. An immersive leisure event not like the other, A track of Ice and fireplace has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” by means of Time magazine—international acclaim and hundreds of thousands of dependable readers. Now here's the full huge cycle:
A video game OF THRONES
A conflict OF KINGS
A hurricane OF SWORDS
A banquet 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 condominium Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far away King’s touchdown. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell ideas in Robert’s identify. There his relations 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. some distance to the north, in the back of the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural issues relegated to fable through the centuries-long summer time, yet proving all too actual and all too lethal within the turning of the season.
but a extra instant danger lurks to the south, the place Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died less than mysterious situations. Now Robert is driving north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the stunning yet chilly Cersei, his son, the tough, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the strong and filthy rich apartment Lannister—the first a swordsman the ultimate, the second one a dwarf whose stunted stature belies an excellent brain. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful come across that would swap the process kingdoms.
in the meantime, around the slender Sea, Prince Viserys, inheritor of the fallen condo 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 in basic terms coin left to him: his attractive but blameless sister, Daenerys.
“Long dwell George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled via complex characters and brilliant language, and bursting with the wild imaginative and prescient of the superior story tellers.”—The big apple Times
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