Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (#3.1 A Song of Ice & Fire) (landscape cover)
|Author:||George R. R. Martin|
|Series:||Song of Ice and Fire Ser.|
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS is the third volume in the series.The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall.Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North, but his defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark's enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne.And Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.
'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best' Time 'I can't begin to tell you how much I love GAME OF THRONES' Jon Ronson 'When times are tough, there is no better distraction than these magical tales' Guardian 'Martin has not only raised the bar for writers of epic fantasy but pushed and stretched the boundaries of the novel itself' The Times 'Fantasy fiction's equivalent to THE WIRE' Telegraph 'Complex storylines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing, and the willingness to kill off even his major characters' LA Times 'Mr Martin is a literary dervish, bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers' New York Times
George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.