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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 fable fiction. In his extensively acclaimed A online 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, atmosphere a typical opposed to which all different myth novels could be measured for years to come.

Time is out of joint. The summer time of peace and many, ten years lengthy, is drawing to an in depth, and the cruel, sit 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 arrange 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 an eye on 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 in simple terms, sufferer of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's touchdown. Robert's brothers every one search their very own dominion, whereas a disfavored condominium turns once again to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the mummy of Dragons, hazards every thing to steer her helpful brood throughout a troublesome sizzling barren region to win again the crown that's rightfully hers.

A conflict of Kings transports us right into a awesome, 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 useless 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 will be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may visit the lads and girls possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For while rulers conflict, the entire land feels the tremors.

Audacious, creative, brilliantly imagined, A conflict of Kings is a singular of impressive good looks and boundless enchantment--a story of natural pleasure you'll by no means forget.

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Tyrion shrugged. “He knows that your son’s short reign has been a long parade of follies and disasters. ” Cersei gave him a searching look. “Joff has had no lack of good counsel. He’s always been strong-willed. ” “Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them,” Tyrion agreed. “This business with Eddard Stark . . ” The queen grimaced. “He was instructed to pardon Stark, to allow him to take the black. The man would have been out of our way forever, and we might have made peace with that son of his, but Joff took it upon himself to give the mob a better show.

Davos saw, but no one else, he was certain. Cup in hand, he rose to his feet. “Mayhaps I have been a fool. Lady Melisandre, will you share a cup of wine with me? A cup in honor of your god, your Lord of Light? A cup to toast his power? “ The red woman studied him. ” He could feel them all watching him. Davos clutched at him as he left the bench, catching his sleeve with the fingers that Lord Stannis had shortened. ” he whispered. ” He shook off Davos’s hand, spilling a drop of wine on the rushes.

No doubt. ” “Lions,” she whispered, without thinking. She glanced about nervously, but there was no one close enough to hear. Lannister reached out and took her hand, and gave it a squeeze. ” Bowing, he said “But now you must excuse me. ” Sansa watched him walk off, his body swaying heavily from side to side with every step, like something from a grotesquerie. He speaks more gently than Joffrey, she thought, but the queen spoke to me gently too. He’s still a Lannister, her brother and Joff’s uncle, and no friend.

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