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By George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin, a author of unsurpassed imaginative and prescient, energy, and mind's eye, has created a landmark of delusion fiction. In his generally acclaimed A video game of Thrones, he brought us to a rare global of ask yourself, intrigue, and event. Now, within the eagerly awaited moment quantity during this epic saga, he once more proves himself a grasp myth-maker, surroundings a regular opposed to which all different fable novels should be measured for years to come.

Time is out of joint. The summer season of peace and many, ten years lengthy, is drawing to an in depth, and the cruel, kick back wintry weather ways like an indignant beast. nice leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon--who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead...victims of royal treachery. Now, from the traditional fort of Dragonstone to the forbidding shorelines of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms organize to stake their claims via tempest, turmoil, and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts around the sky--a comet the colour of blood and flame--six factions fight for keep watch over of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King within the North. within the south, Joffrey, the inheritor obvious, ideas in identify simply, sufferer of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's touchdown. Robert's brothers each one search their very own dominion, whereas a disfavored apartment turns once again to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the mummy of Dragons, dangers every little thing to guide her worthwhile brood throughout a difficult sizzling barren region to win again the crown that's rightfully hers.

A conflict of Kings transports us right into a terrific, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and battle. it's a story within which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots opposed to brother, and the lifeless upward thrust to stroll within the evening. right here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the brain prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild males descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.

Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and homicide, the cost of glory should be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory could visit the boys and ladies possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For while rulers conflict, the entire land feels the tremors.

Audacious, artistic, brilliantly imagined, A conflict of Kings is a unique of miraculous attractiveness and boundless enchantment--a story of natural pleasure you'll by no means forget.

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It would be ill luck, Your Grace . . ” “You’re lying,” Joffrey said. ” The words tumbled out desperately. “Drown him or have his head off, only . . kill him on the morrow, if you like, but please . . not today, not on your name day. I couldn’t bear for you to have ill luck . . terrible luck, even for kings, the singers all say so . ” Joffrey scowled. He knew she was lying, she could see it. He would make her bleed for this. “The girl speaks truly,” the Hound rasped. ” His voice was flat, as if he did not care a whit whether the king believed him or no.

But Cressen saw only her. Red silk, red eyes, the ruby red at her throat, red lips curled in a faint smile as she put her hand atop his own, around the cup. Her skin felt hot, feverish. ” “No,” he whispered hoarsely. ” Melisandre of Asshai took the cup from his hands and drank long and deep. There was only half a swallow of wine remaining when she offered it back to him. ” His hands were shaking, but he made himself be strong. A maester of the Citadel must not be afraid. The wine was sour on his tongue.

He’s been going about the Free Cities since before I was born, calling himself a king. Well, Mother says the Dothraki finally crowned him. ” He laughed. “That’s funny, don’t you think? The dragon was their sigil. It’s almost as good as if some wolf killed your traitor brother. Maybe I’ll feed him to wolves after I’ve caught him. ” More than you know. Sansa kept her tone cool and polite, yet even so Joffrey’s eyes narrowed as he tried to decide whether she was mocking him. ” she asked quickly. The king frowned.

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