By George R. R. Martin
For the 1st time, all 5 novels within the epic myth sequence that encouraged HBO’s Game of Thrones are jointly in a single boxed set. An immersive leisure adventure not like the other, A tune of Ice and hearth has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” through Time magazine—international acclaim and thousands of dependable readers. Now here's the whole huge cycle:
A video game OF THRONES
A conflict OF KINGS
A typhoon OF SWORDS
A dinner party OF CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
“One of the easiest sequence within the background of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times
iciness is coming. Such is the strict motto of condo 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 kin 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. a long way to the north, at the back of the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural issues relegated to delusion through the centuries-long summer season, yet proving all too actual and all too lethal within the turning of the season.
but a extra fast danger lurks to the south, the place Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died below mysterious situations. Now Robert is driving north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the beautiful yet chilly Cersei, his son, the tough, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the robust and filthy rich residence 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 upon that would switch the process kingdoms.
in the meantime, around the slender Sea, Prince Viserys, inheritor of the fallen residence 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 simple terms coin left to him: his appealing but blameless sister, Daenerys.
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