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George R. R. Martin - Author

About the Author

George R. R. Martin published his first story in 1971 and quickly rose to prominence, winning four HUGO and two NEBULA AWARDs in quick succession before he turned his attention to fantasy with the historical horror novel FEVRE DREAM, now a Fantasy Masterwork. Since then he has won every major award in the fields of fantasy, SF and horror. His magnificent epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire is redefining epic fantasy for a new generation. George R. R. Martin lives in New Mexico.

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Featured books by George R. R. Martin

Mississippi Roll

Mississippi Roll

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2017

Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, Mississippi Roll is an all-new, adventurous jaunt along one of America's greatest rivers, featuring many beloved characters from the Wild Cards universe Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Mississippi Roll features the writing talents of Stephen Leigh, David D. Levine, John Jos. Miller, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Cherie Priest, and Carrie Vaughn.

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

The third novel in the epic A Song of Fire and Ice series has been split into two books; the first part Steel and Snow continues to reinforce the reputation of this masterful conjurer of the written word.  Martin has the wonderful ability to make a living breathing world without a whiff of the fanciful; yet dragons fly and the Others are a terrifying menace that the majority of the realm can not even begin to imagine. You should be used to the unpredictable twists and turns that Martin is so skilful at composing, however he still has the ability to stun with his sudden change of pace.  You may well find yourself begging the author not to slaughter your favourites (who are not necessarily the most admirable) as surprises continue apace and characters you previously loathed with good reason, start to reveal hidden depths. Steel and Snow feels as though a towering and precarious set of building blocks is being deftly constructed, just in time to crash to the ground during the second part of a Storm of Swords; Blood and Gold.

Wild Cards: High Stakes

Wild Cards: High Stakes

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Since an alien virus swept through New York City, the world has changed. Those who survived were divided. The lucky ones transformed into aces - heroes gifted with extraordinary powers. The rest became jokers, tragically mutated and cursed with terrifying abilities. These days, the hard-bitten police of Manhattan's notorious Fifth Precinct - 'Fort Freak' - specialise in a very particular kind of criminal ...Officer Francis Black, vigilante joker Marcus 'The Infamous Black Tongue' Morgan and ace thief Mollie 'Tesseract' Steunenberg are stuck in Kazakhstan. The coldblooded Baba Yaga is forcing jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. And when the last line of defence against this world weakens, all hell will break loose - literally. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces - including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the most unlikely of heroes stands a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John J. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh and Ian Tregillis. Now in development for TV: rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2016

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the centre of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavours to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Rogues

Rogues

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2015

Rogues is a meaty feast of a book, stuffed full of fabulous stories from some of the best authors around (George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman to name just a couple). This isn't just about science fiction and fantasy either, there’s some great mainstream contemporary works on show too. There are twenty one stories, proper weighty stories, full of content and some of the most interesting characters around. Once you start reading, it’s difficult to stop as the next story gives a siren call to dive straight in.  So…if you've always loved to hiss and boo at an irresistibly wicked and sometimes charming villain, this is the perfect book for you.

Wild Cards: Dead Man's Hand

Wild Cards: Dead Man's Hand

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

A wonderfully old-fashioned whodunnit stuffed full however, (as you would expect) with quirks, peculiarities and eccentricity.  In a departure from the previous six Wild Card novels just two authors have written Dead Man’s Hand; George RR Martin and John J Miller. This allows a real insight into two of the more complex characters; astute private detective and ace Jay Ackroyd and the wonderfully enigmatic nat Daniel Brennan. Taking place in the same time period as Ace in the Hole, the majority of the focus for this remains in and around the gloriously freaky Jokertown, as Ackroyd and Brennan try to solve a murder from different angles. Slide a step to the side from the preceding books and enjoy this well crafted and stimulating read. You will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series with ‘Wild Cards’. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books. George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series adapted from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

Wild Cards: Ace in the Hole

Wild Cards: Ace in the Hole

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/07/2014

This is a classic slow burner, it gradually gets it’s hooks into you and then rockets along to a cracking ending.  Set over a period of a week during the American Presidency campaign in July 1988, there is a definite political overtone, but you don't have to know how the system works to enjoy this novel. Feeling more focused and directly featuring less characters allows the storyline of Gregg Hartmann, hero to the Jokers (but a hidden murdering nightmare of an ace) to take centre stage. You may initially miss the brawling turbulence of the wider range of characters from previous books, but hang on in there as it gets good!  The Closing Credits at the end of the book is an interesting page as it features a list of characters and their creators. Dr Tachyon,  created by Melinda M Snodgrass has assisted Martin with the editing of ‘Ace in the Hole’. You will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series with ‘Wild Cards’. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books. George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series adapted from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

Wild Cards: Aces Abroad

Wild Cards: Aces Abroad

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

A new ‘triad’ of books begins within the ‘Wild Cards’ series; set during 1986 and 1987, Nats, Jokers and Aces take a sponsored tour around the world to investigate the treatment of victims of the wild card virus. Focusing on particular endeavours, we hear voices clamouring to be heard in one country through to aspirations for total world domination in another. On board are a range of favourite characters and we are also introduced to some compelling and sometimes abhorrent new antagonists. The joy of this series is that although the Wild Card Virus is fantasy at it’s best, the characters are so realistic that it appears resoundingly normal and rational; villains are capable of sporadic moments of gentleness and idols can fall resoundingly off of their pedestals. There is a slightly disjointed feel to this novel initially, possibly because the cohesive setting of New York is left far behind and some serious country hopping takes place. As you get used to the differences however and the plot and pace builds, the different authors bring out the best (or worst) in their characters, so hang on to the fuselage of the ‘Stacked Deck’ and settle in for a wild ride. Although you could potentially read this as a stand alone story, you will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books. George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series adapted from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

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 FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow's Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. As plots, intrigue and battle threaten to engulf Westeros, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.   Song of Ice and Fire series:1. A Game of Thrones2. A Clash of Kings3. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow4. A Storm of Swords 2 : Blood and Gold5. A Feast for Crows6. A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust7. A Dance with Dragons 2 : After the Feast

Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2

Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

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: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.     Game Of Thrones returns on Monday 7 April 2014 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD and Sky Atlantic +1.  Click below to view the official trailer.   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. The men of the Night's Watch are ready for the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it. But now they face a horde of wildlings twenty-thousand strong - hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the haunted wilderness - poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. But Robb's 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. Cersei's ambition is unfettered while the dwarf Tyrion Lannister fights for his life, a victim of treachery. And on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Targaryens rears the dragons she hatched from her husband's funeral pyre. 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.   Song of Ice and Fire series:1. A Game of Thrones2. A Clash of Kings3. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow4. A Storm of Swords 2 : Blood and Gold5. A Feast for Crows6. A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust7. A Dance with Dragons 2 : After the Feast

Tuf Voyaging

Tuf Voyaging

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth's Ecological Engineering Corps? We'll leave that aside for now - just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures. With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds.

Other books by George R. R. Martin

Fire and Blood 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

Fire and Blood 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever. The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R.R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria - took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel's worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel, and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

Texas Hold `Em

Texas Hold `Em

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire For decades, George R.R. Martin - bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire - has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Wild Cards tells the stories of this world.

A Clash of Kings: Graphic Novel, Volume One

A Clash of Kings: Graphic Novel, Volume One

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Song of Ice and Fire is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the first part of a four-volume adaptation of the second book in the series, A CLASH OF KINGS. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders-Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon-who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky-a comet the color of blood and flame-six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing. Robert Baratheon's two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

Windhaven

Windhaven

Author: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Among the scattered islands of the ocean-bound world called Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers-humans borne on handcrafted wings who cross treacherous seas, braving shifting winds and sudden storms, to bring news, gossip, songs, and stories to Windhaven's far-flung communities. Maris of Lesser Amberly is only a fisherman's daughter, but as much a descendant of the star sailors who founded her world as the flyer family who adopted her. She yearns to soar high above the water on the sky's buffeting currents. But it is Maris's stepbrother who stands to inherit the irreplaceable wings when he comes of age-though he dreams of pursuing a very different path. So Maris dares to challenge tradition and the law by demanding that flyers be chosen by merit rather than inheritance. Determined to establish flying competitions and training academies for those not of the flyer-born classes, she wages a bitter battle for change. But even as she triumphs, a host of new troubles confronts her. For a brewing revolution now threatens to destroy the world she fought so hard to join, and crush her proud, rebellious spirit-unless she is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. From the united imaginations of two award-winning authors, #1 New York Times bestseller George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and Lisa Tuttle (Lost Futures), Windhaven is now a spectacular full-color graphic novel-adapted by Lisa Tuttle, illustrated by Marvel Comics artist Elsa Charretier, and a must-have for fans of classic fantasy fiction and artwork.

Mississippi Roll

Mississippi Roll

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2018

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, Mississippi Roll is an all-new, adventurous jaunt along one of America's greatest rivers, featuring many beloved characters from the Wild Cards universe Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Mississippi Roll features the writing talents of Stephen Leigh, David D. Levine, John Jos. Miller, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Cherie Priest, and Carrie Vaughn.

Knaves Over Queens

Knaves Over Queens

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire For decades, George R.R. Martin - bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire - has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Now the virus has reached Britain... Queen Margaret rules over a country in which such legendary figures as Herne the Hunter, Spring-heeled Jack and Babh, the goddess of war, roam at will. Her Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill - gifted with extraordinary longevity - together with the Enigma ace - Alan Turing - set up a special organization named the Order of the Silver Helix. They will need all the wild cards they can find if they are to deal with the terrifying mutations thrown up by the virus. KNAVES OVER QUEENS - the first ever Wild Cards novel set in the UK, and a perfect jumping-in point for readers new to this shared world - features a stunning collection of original stories from such luminaries of the world of science fiction and fantasy as Paul Cornell, Marko Kloos, Mark Lawrence, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Emma Newman, Peter Newman, Peadar O Guilin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Caroline Spector and Charles Stross.

Low Chicago

Low Chicago

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire For decades, George R.R. Martin - bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire - has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Wild Cards tells the stories of this world.

Nightflyers

Nightflyers

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Alien meets Psycho in this chilling mystery set on a spaceship, soon to be an original series on Netflix, by the #1 best-selling author of A Song of Ice and Fire George R.R. Martin. Brought to electrifying life with artwork by David Palumbo. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But the real enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force aboard the ship wielding a thirst for blood and terror... Dark and beautiful art by David Palumbo brings the words of George R.R. Martin to life in a story of horror, murder and outer space that you do not want to miss.

Nightflyers and Other Stories

Nightflyers and Other Stories

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

An epic collection of science fiction tales around space exploration and cosmic horror by the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones - with the titular story, Nightflyers, coming to Netflix in 2018 On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force aboard the ship wielding a thirst for blood and terror... Also included are five additional classic George R.R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

Nightflyers and Other Stories

Nightflyers and Other Stories

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

An epic collection of science fiction tales around space exploration and cosmic horror by the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones - with the titular story, Nightflyers, coming to Netflix in 2018. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force aboard the ship wielding a thirst for blood and terror... Also included are five additional classic George R.R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

Nightflyers and Other Stories

Nightflyers and Other Stories

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

An epic collection of science fiction tales around space exploration and cosmic horror by the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones ? with the titular story, Nightflyers, coming to Netflix in 2018. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery and most dangerous threat is an unexpected force aboard the ship wielding a thirst for blood and terrorAlso included are five additional classic George R.R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

Der Heckenritter, Band 3 - Der geheimnisvolle Ritter

Der Heckenritter, Band 3 - Der geheimnisvolle Ritter

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

Ein Jahrhundert vor den Ereignissen in Game of Thrones nimmt ein Knappe namens Dunk das Schwert seines verstorbenen Herren an sich. Er will an einem Turnier teilnehmen, um selbst ein Ritter zu werden. Dunk ist ein fahiger Kampfer mit einem starken Ehrempfinden. Doch Ser Duncan hat noch viel zu lernen uber die Welt der Edlen und Machtigen. Autor George R. R. Martin hat die Vorgeschichte seiner Bestsellersaga in bislang drei Kurzgeschichten um den Heckenritter von Westeros skizziert, von denen nun mit Der geheimnisvolle Ritter auch die dritte als Comic-Adaption vorliegt. Neben den Ritterspielen ruckt auch ein Drachenei in den Mittelpunkt des Geschehens, und man bekommt erstmals einen Vorgeschmack auf die Entwicklung dieser Welt, hin zu Game of Thrones. Ein brandneuer Band aus dem genialen Universum von Game of Thrones.

Nightflyers & Other Stories

Nightflyers & Other Stories

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

From #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones: Nightflyers, coming to television on SyFy, is an epic story of space exploration and cosmic horror, plus five George R. R. Martin classic science fiction tales.On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race.But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror....Also included are five additional classic George R. R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind."e;Long live George Martin....A literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers."e;-The New York TimesAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book of Swords

Book of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

New epic fantasy in the grand traditionincluding a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melnibone, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fictionand an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in TheBook of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern mastersmany of them set in their authors' best-loved worlds. Join today's finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES:';The Best Man Wins' by K. J. Parker, read by John Lee ';Her Father's Sword' by Robin Hobb, read by Katharine McEwan ';The Hidden Girl' by Ken Liu, read by Kim Mai Guest ';The Sword of Destiny' by Matthew Hughes, read by Elliott Hill ';';I Am a Handsome Man' Said Apollo Crow,' by Kate Elliott, read by Steve West ';The Triumph of Virtue' by Walter Jon Williams, read by Elliott Hill ';The Mocking Tower' by Daniel Abraham, read by Richard Brewer ';Hrunting' by C. J. Cherryh, read by John Lee ';A Long, Cold Trail' by Garth Nix, read by Nicholas Guy Smith ';When I Was a Highwayman' by Ellen Kushner, read by Kirby Heyborne ';The Smoke of Gold Is Glory' by Scott Lynch, read by Ralph Lister ';The Colgrid Connundrum' by Rich Larson, read by Mark Deakins ';The King's Evil' by Elizabeth Bear, read by Julia Whelan ';Waterfalling' by Lavie Tidhar, read by Mark Deakins ';The Sword Tyraste' by Cecelia Holland, read by Steve West ';The Sons of the Dragon' by George R. R. Martin, read by Ralph Lister And an introduction by Gardner Dozois, read by Arthur Morey

The Mystery Knight A Graphic Novel

The Mystery Knight A Graphic Novel

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

A full-color graphic novel edition of The Mystery Knight, one of the thrilling Dunk and Egg novellas from George R. R. Martin's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and a prequel of sorts to A Game of Thrones. Every wedding needs a singer, and every tourney needs a mystery knight. Westeros is eerily peaceful. King Aerys I sits on the Iron Throne. A ravaging plague has abated. Yet beneath the surface, tensions linger sixteen years after a failed rebellion. In these restless times, noble hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall - Dunk, to his friends - and his precocious boy squire, Egg, travel the Seven Kingdoms performing chivalrous deeds, though Egg's bloodline must be concealed at all costs. After heading north for Winterfell, Dunk and Egg are lured off the kingsroad by a wedding feast-and an unusually lucrative tournament. The champion jouster will claim a rare trophy indeed: a dragon's egg. Dunk, always better in a melee, would be satisfied with a hot meal, a cup of wine, and a purse full of coins. But a treasonous plot is more likely to hatch before another dragon ever stretches its wings. Someone's on to Egg. And a mystery knight with designs on an even bigger prize soon throws the entire affair into chaos.

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2017

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 FEAST FROM CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A FEAST FROM CROWS. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow's Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King's Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts.

Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand

Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand

Author: George R. R. Martin, John Jos. Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

Wild Cards now in development for TV! Dead Man's Hand combines the writing talents of George R. R. Martin & John Jos. MillerChrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. New two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime.Their quest leads them on a nightmare odyssey of madness, violence, passion, and political intrigue that will forever alter the fates of Aces and Jokers everywhere.Experience this gripping tale of mystery and suspense, brought to you from the incredible imaginations of George R. R. Martin and John Jos. Miller in their first collaborative novel. Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.EXPLORE THE WILD CARDS UNIVERSEAn alien virus has changed the course of history, and the surviving population of Manhattan struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary-and sometimes terrifying-traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt.The Wild Cards UniverseThe Original Triad#1 Wild Cards#2 Aces High#3 Jokers WildThe Puppetman Quartet#4: Aces Abroad#5: Down and Dirty#6: Ace in the Hole#7: Dead Man's HandThe Rox Triad#8: One-Eyed Jacks#9: Jokertown Shuffle#10: Dealer's Choice#11: Double Solitaire#12: Turn of the CardsThe Card Sharks Triad#13: Card Sharks#14: Marked Cards#15: Black Trump#16: Deuces Down#17: Death Draws FiveThe Committee Triad#18: Inside Straight#19: Busted Flush#20: Suicide KingsThe Fort Freak Triad#21: Fort Freak#22: Lowball#23: High StakesThe American Triad#24: Mississippi Roll#25: Low Chicago#26: Texas Hold 'EmAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand

Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand

Author: George R. R. Martin, John Jos. Miller, Adrian Paul Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

Wild Cardsnow in development for TV!Dead Man's Handcombines the writing talents of George R. R. Martin & John Jos. MillerChrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. Now two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime.Their quest leads them on a nightmare odyssey of madness, violence, passion, and political intrigue that will forever alter the fates of Aces and Jokers everywhere.Experience all the exciting action of this collaborative novel by George R. R. Martin and John Jos. Miller.Dead Man's Handis both a gripping mystery and a chilling story of suspense, set in the unforgettable world of the Wild Cards.Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought youThe MagiciansandMr. Robot, with the co-editor ofWild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros... A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Almost a century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros... In an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and recollections of the last dragon have not yet passed from living memory, a naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg, whose true identity must be kept hidden: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

The third novel in the epic A Song of Fire and Ice series has been split into two books; the first part Steel and Snow continues to reinforce the reputation of this masterful conjurer of the written word.  Martin has the wonderful ability to make a living breathing world without a whiff of the fanciful; yet dragons fly and the Others are a terrifying menace that the majority of the realm can not even begin to imagine. You should be used to the unpredictable twists and turns that Martin is so skilful at composing, however he still has the ability to stun with his sudden change of pace.  You may well find yourself begging the author not to slaughter your favourites (who are not necessarily the most admirable) as surprises continue apace and characters you previously loathed with good reason, start to reveal hidden depths. Steel and Snow feels as though a towering and precarious set of building blocks is being deftly constructed, just in time to crash to the ground during the second part of a Storm of Swords; Blood and Gold.

Wild Cards: High Stakes

Wild Cards: High Stakes

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Since an alien virus swept through New York City, the world has changed. Those who survived were divided. The lucky ones transformed into aces - heroes gifted with extraordinary powers. The rest became jokers, tragically mutated and cursed with terrifying abilities. These days, the hard-bitten police of Manhattan's notorious Fifth Precinct - 'Fort Freak' - specialise in a very particular kind of criminal ...Officer Francis Black, vigilante joker Marcus 'The Infamous Black Tongue' Morgan and ace thief Mollie 'Tesseract' Steunenberg are stuck in Kazakhstan. The coldblooded Baba Yaga is forcing jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. And when the last line of defence against this world weakens, all hell will break loose - literally. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces - including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the most unlikely of heroes stands a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John J. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh and Ian Tregillis. Now in development for TV: rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole

Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

George R. R. Martin and science fiction's top authors delve into the adventurous superhero universe, Wild Cards, in the sixth book of this fan favorite series.Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers four decades ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition. Now they are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent. Assassins stalk the halls of the convention and one of the candidates plans to use his secret Wild Card power for evil.Travel on a journey of intrigue and adventure in this collaborative novel edited by #1New York Timesbestselling author George R. R. Martin and written by five of science fiction's most imaginative talents: Stephen Leigh, Victor Milan, Walton Simons, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and Walter Jon Williams.Read by Clancy Brown, Will Estes, Stephen McHattie, and RaphaelSbarge, with PJ Ochlan and Emily Rankin"e;Delicious. Everything I hoped for. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project."e; Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will be Invincible on Inside Straight

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

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 CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series. A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A CLASH OF KINGS. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey - Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable. In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End - and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come... The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.

Wild Cards Collection

Wild Cards Collection

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2017

This discounted ebundle includes: Wild Cards I, Wilds Cards II: Aces High, Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad, Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty From the mind of George R. R. Martin, author of The Game of Thrones, comes the Wild Cards universe."e;Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books."e; -Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last UnicornIn the aftermath of World War II, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called aces-those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed jokers-cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.The Wild Cards UniverseThe Original Triad#1 Wild Cards#2 Aces High#3 Jokers WildThe Puppetman Quartet#4: Aces Abroad#5: Down and Dirty#6: Ace in the Hole#7: Dead Man's HandThe Rox Triad#8: One-Eyed Jacks#9: Jokertown Shuffle#10: Dealer's Choice#11: Double Solitaire#12: Turn of the CardsThe Card Sharks Triad#13: Card Sharks#14: Marked Cards#15: Black Trump#16: Deuces Down#17: Death Draws FiveThe Committee Triad#18: Inside Straight#19: Busted Flush#20: Suicide KingsThe Fort Freak Triad#21: Fort Freak#22: Lowball#23: High StakesThe American Triad#24: Mississippi Roll#25: Low Chicago#26: Texas Hold 'EmAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/12/2016

George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with the third in the series A Storm of Swords. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. 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. The men of the Night's Watch are ready for the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it. But now they face a horde of wildlings twenty-thousand strong - hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the haunted wilderness - poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. But Robb's 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. Cersei's ambition is unfettered while the dwarf Tyrion Lannister fights for his life, a victim of treachery. And on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Targaryens rears the dragons she hatched from her husband's funeral pyre. 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.

A Dance With Dragons

A Dance With Dragons

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/12/2016

The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, George R R Martin's SONG OF FIRE AND ICE, this recording is unabridged and split into 2 parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/12/2016

The fourth instalment of George R R Martin's classic A Song of Ice and Fire, continuing the most ambitious and imaginative epic fantasy since The Lord of the Rings. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow's Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King's Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2016

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 GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones. Winter is coming...

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2016

Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin's landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones-with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter-revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the centre of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavours to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2016

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the centre of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavours to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Old Venus

Old Venus

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs's Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's The Long Rain , the planet Venus has loomed large in the imaginations of science fiction writers. Here, that steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures; lurking amidst the dripping vegetation is explored in sixteen all-new stories collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and editor Gardner Dozois.

Tronok harca

Tronok harca

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A Tronok harca lebilincselo fantasy, amely klasszikus lovagkiralysagot tar az olvaso ele: Westeros folott valaha a sarkanykiralyok uralkodtak, am a Targaryen-dinasztiat 15 evvel ezelott eluztek, es most Robert Baratheon uralkodik hu baratai, Jon Arryn, majd Eddard Stark segitsegevel. A konfliktus kozeppontjaban Deres urai, a Starkok allnak. Olyanok, mint a fold, ahol szulettek: makacs, kemeny jellemu csalad. Szemunk elott hosok, gazemberek es egy gonosz hatalom tortenete elevenedik meg. Am hamar ra kell ebrednunk, hogy ebben a vilagban megsem egyszeruen jok es gonoszok kerulnek szembe egymassal, hanem mesterien abrazolt jellemek bontakoznak ki elottunk kulonbozo vagyakkal, celokkal, felelmekkel es sebekkel. Martin legnagyobb erossege hogy meg tudja ujitani, elettel tolti fel azt a mufajt, amit a sok popularis Tolkien-imitacio evtizedeken at klisek sorozataba fojtva ismetelgetett. A tuz es jeg dalanak elso kotete egy vilagteremto fantasy eposz nagyszabasu felutese.

Kiralyok csataja

Kiralyok csataja

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

George R. R. Martin lebilincselo fantasy eposzanak, A tuz es jeg dalanak masodik konyve, a Kiralyok csataja az uralkodojat vesztett Westeros birodalmaban veszi fel a tortenet fonalat. Hat kiralyi haz szall sikra a tronert folyo kuzdelemben. Az utodlasert vivott harc verfertozes es apagyilkossag, alkimia es merenylet diszletei kozott zajlik egy olyan foldon, ahol a dicsoseg arat verben merik. Martin a fantasy mestere. Kimerithetetlen kepzeloerovel megirt historiai kozepkori mintakbol meritenek ihletet, es a lathatosag hatarat surolo plasztikussaggal jelenitik meg fiktiv vilagukat. A sodro, szofisztikalt tortenetvezetes, az arnyalt karakterabrazolas es a szexualitasnak a fantasy mufajaban szokatlanul nyilt kezelese is fontos szerepet jatszik abban, hogy Martin sikert sikerre halmozo ujitokent vonulhat be a mufaj tortenetebe. A tuz es jeg dala az elmult evtized egyik legjelentosebb fantasy sorozata, minden kotete letehetetlen olvasmany.

Kardok vihara

Kardok vihara

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Tolkien ota alig szuletett tortenet, amely annyira rabul ejtene egy egesz nemzedek kepzeletet, mint A tuz es jeg dala, George R. R. Martin hatalmas fantasyeposza. Az elso reszben, a Tronok harcaban megismertuk Westeros osi kiralysagat, amelyet konyortelen hatalomvagya marcangolt. A Kiralyok csatajaban kiehezett ragadozokent soport vegig az uralkodojat vesztett birodalmon a haboru, a magia es az orulet. A Kardok vihara kepes meg tovabb fokozni a feszultseget es meg sokkolobba tenni Westeros tortenetet: most kozeledik tetopontjahoz a hatalomert folytatott embertelen kuzdelem. A megosztott, megtepazott kiralysag eddigi legszornyubb ellensegevel kenytelen szembenezni, amely a siron tulrol erkezik... Martin a fantasy mestere. Kimerithetetlen fantaziaval megirt historiai kozepkori mintakbol meritenek ihletet, es a lathatosag hatarat surolo plasztikussaggal jelenitik meg fiktiv vilagukat. A sodro, szofisztikalt tortenetvezetes, az arnyalt karakterabrazolas es a szexualitasnak a fantasy mufajaban szokatlanul nyilt kezelese is fontos szerepet jatszik abban, hogy Martin sikert sikerre halmozo ujitokent vonulhat be mufaj tortenetebe. A tuz es jeg dala az elmult evtized egyik legjelentosebb fantasysorozata, minden kotete letehetetlen olvasmany.

Varjak lakomaja

Varjak lakomaja

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A Varjak lakomaja melto folytatasa George R. R. Martin vilaghiru fantasyciklusanak, A tuz es jeg dalanak. A Tronok harcaban megjeleno, az osi kiralysagot szetszakito kegyetlen erok, a Kiralyok csatajanak kisertetei, vademberei, boszorkanyai, a Kardok viharanak a masvilagrol eloretoro invazioja utan a ciklus negyedik koteteben Martin ismet egy sokszereplos, tabudontogeto muvel rukkolt elo. Az osi Westeros foldjen lassan veget er a hosszu, veres haboru. Eszak ifju kiralya halott, csaladja osi szekhelye romokban hever, a sebeiket nyalogato hadvezerek es kiralyi hazak meghuzzak magukat. A nyugalom azonban csak latszolagos - a koncert masok is vetelkednek. A Vas-szigetek harcias nepe a Het Kiralysag zold foldjeire vagyik, mikozben a kikotokben egyre tobb tengeresz regel a Sarkanykiralynorol es harom sarkanyarol... A Varjak lakomaja a sorozat elozo koteteitol megszokott szinvonalu, lebilincselo es egyben felkavaro olvasmany.

Sarkanyok tanca

Sarkanyok tanca

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Kozeleg a tel. A hideg szelek feltamadtak a sokat szenvedett Het Kiralysagban, ahol az Ot Kiraly haboruja utan a tuleloknek most az ehinseggel kell szembenezniuk. Az emberek birodalmat vedelmezo Fal ifju parancsnoka, Havas Jon a Masok elleni remenytelen kuzdelemre probalja felkesziteni a szetzullott Ejjeli Orseget, am ra kell dobbennie, hogy ellensegei joval kozelebb vannak hozza, mint gondolna. Stannis Baratheon Eszak uralmaert viv elkeseredett harcot a Boltonokkal, mikozben Kiralyvarban a Lannister-haz probalja megerositeni Tommen, a gyermekkiraly torekeny uralmat a kiverzett Het Kiralysag folott. A Keskeny-tenger masik oldalan Tyrion Lannister, a megvetett es uldozott rokongyilkos sarkanyvadaszatra indul, am utja veszelyekkel es varatlan kiterokkel teli. A vilag ekozben az osi varosra, Meereenre figyel, ahol Viharbanszuletett Daeneryst, Westeros jog szerinti uralkodojat minden oldalrol szorongatjak ellensegei. Hogy arathat diadalt a Sarkanyok Anyja, ha harom gyermekere sem szamithat? A vegkifejlet csak tuz es ver lehet, am ki eli tul a sarkanyok tancat? A Sarkanyok tanca George R.R. Martin diadalmas visszaterese A tuz es jeg dala vilagaba, a regeny, amelyre vilagszerte rajongok tizmillioi vartak.

Lazalom

Lazalom

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Abner Marshra, a balsorstol hajszolt hajoskapitanyra vegre ramosolyog a szerencse, amikor egy titokzatos idegen segitsegevel megepitheti almai gozoset, amely a legjobb istenverte hajo lesz az egesz Mississippin. De mi almainak ara? Mit akarhat a tavolrol erkezett Joshua York es nala is kulonosebb baratai, akik csak ejjelente tunnek elo a Lazalom fedelzeten? 1857 fulledt nyaran a ven folyamordog hullamai a ver izet sodorjak magukkal... A Tronok harcaval vilaghiruve valt George R. R. Martin korai regenye nem csupan nagyszeru - eredetisegevel, zsenialis tortenetevel, utanozhatatlan stilusaval mindent felulmul, amit eddig a vampirokrol irtak. A Lazalom ugy tunik ki ragyogo mivoltaban a tobbi remregeny kozul, ahogyan a hold tundokol a Mississippi hullamai folott. Elegans, izgalmas, a klasszikus regenyiras legjobb hagyomanyait felelevenito mu, amelyet keptelenseg letenni. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2013. oktoberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Vampirevolucio

Dance with Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast

Dance with Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

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. Beyond the Wall, Jon Snow's Night's Watch is riven by treachery, enemies both mortal and supernatural are massing, while in the North the combatants at Winterfell are engulfed by the worst winter snows ever seen. In King's Landing Cersei Lannister finds herself abandoned by everyone she trusts. Her brother Tyrion, having fled a death sentence, is making his way ever east towards Meereen, where Daenerys Targaryen struggles to rule a city full of death. The rise of Daenerys is known to many in Westeros now. From the Iron Islands and Dorne, Oldtown and the Free Cities, emissaries are converging to join her cause or to use her, and her dragons, for their own ends. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. The great dance is beginning...

Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty

Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2016

Let the secret history of the world be told-of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror. And now, forty years later, as a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the mafia rages out of control in the streets of Jokertown, Aces and Jokers go underground--to wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld.Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, ten of science fiction's most gifted writers take readers on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history.Featuring the talents of John J. Miller, Roger Zelazny, Leanne C. Harper, Arthur Byron Cover, Melina C. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, Stephen Leigh, Pat Cadigan, Walter Jon Williams, and George R. R. Martin.Read by a full cast of narrators:Raphael Sbarge Sean Astin Roy Dotrice Lina Esco Ray Porter Scott Brick Jake Weber Adrian Paul Felicia Day Erin Bennett Yasmine Barghouty Jordan Prentice Clancy Brown Stephen McHattie Emily Rankin

Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad

Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2016

The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new generation, featuring fiction from #1New York Timesbestselling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and moreplus two completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and bestselling author Carrie Vaughn. Forty years after the Wild Card Virus's release, the World Health Organization decides it's time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers, politicians, and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how other countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped humanity. Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his sleeve. Joining him is a menagerie of some of the series' best and most popular Wild Cards, including Dr. Tachyon, aces Peregrine and Golden Boy, and jokers Chrysalis, Troll, and Father Squid.From the jungles of Haiti and Peru to the tumultuous political climate of Egypt, from a monastery in Japan to the streets of the most glamorous cities of Europe, the Wild Cards are in for an eye-opening trip. While some are worshiped as actual gods, those possessing the most extreme mutations are treated with a contempt that's all too familiar to the delegates from Jokertown. New alliances will be formed, new enemies will be made, and some actions will fulfill centuries-old prophecies that make ripples throughout the future of the Wild Cards universe.Various Roles Read by a Full Cast of Narrators:';Peregrine' read by Kathleen Turner (Down by the Nile) ';Chrysalis' read by Selma Blair ';Sen Gregg Hartmann / Puppetman' read by Clancy Brown ';Yeoman Brennan' read by Adrian Paul ';Xavier Desmond' read by Armin Shimerman (From the Journal of Xavier Desmond) ';Dr Tachyon' read by Raphael Sbarge (Mirrors of the Soul) ';Cordelia Chaisson' read by Kasey Lansdale (Down in the Dreamtime) ';Ti Malice' read by Nicholas Guy Smith ';Jayewardene' read by Sanjit de Silva (The Teardrop of India) ';Troll' read by Richard Moll (Warts and All) ';Sara Morgenstern' read by Emily Rankin ';Joann Jefferson' read by Donnabella Mortel (Always Spring in Prague) ';Xbalanque' read by Noel Bearheart ';Wilfried Molniya' read by Stefan Rudnicki (Legends) 'Hunapu' read by Ozzie Rodriguez ';Mackie Messer' read by PJ Ochlan ';Misha / Kahina' read by Yasmeen Barghouty ';Fortunato' read by Prentice Onayemi (Zero Hour)

Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild

Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

Back in print after a decade isWild Cards III: Jokers Wild, featuring fiction by George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, and others.On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. "e;Aces"e; were endowed with extraordinary powers, while "e;Jokers"e; were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And 1986--the fortieth anniversary--promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever. But in New York City not everyone is celebrating: The Astronomer, a twisted, powerful genius, has been planning his own special festivities for Wild Card Day...a day of revenge against those who have opposed him....Narrator Cast List:Felicia Day, for ';Bagabond' Ron Donachie, for ';Hiram Worchester' Pam Grier, for ';Roulette' Stephen McHattie, for ';Demise' Ray Porter, for ';Sewer Jack' Prentice Onayemi, for ';Fortunato' Molly Quinn, for ';Wraith'

The Official A Game of Thrones Colouring Book

The Official A Game of Thrones Colouring Book

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2015

The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and HBO's GAME OF THRONES, this one-of-a-kind colouring book features more than forty-five exclusive illustrations! ALL MEN MUST DRAW In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page (or the screen) thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details. Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time. With dozens of stunning original black-and-white illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold, this unique collector's item expands the reach of an international phenomenon with flying colours.

Windhaven

Windhaven

Author: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, romantic figures who cross treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms, to bring news, gossip, songs and stories to a waiting populace. Maris of Amberly, a fisherman's daughter, wants nothing more than to soar on the currents high above Windhaven. So she challenges tradition, demanding that flyers be chosen by merit rather than inheritance. But even after winning that bitter battle, Maris finds that her troubles are only beginning. Now a revolution threatens to destroy the world she fought so hard to join - and force her to make the ultimate sacrifice... This early collaborative novel from George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle is a masterclass of fantasy and storytelling.

Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES ANDBUZZFEED *;Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, nave but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivalsin stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Eggwhose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits. Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn't deadyet.Praise for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms ';Readers who already love Martin and his ability to bring visceral human drama out of any story will be thrilled to find this trilogy brought together and injected with extra life.'Booklist ';The real reason to check out this collection is that it's simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gianni's illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.'Tech Times';Stirring . . . As Tolkien has his Silmarillion, so [George R. R.] Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more.'Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ';Pure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.'Bustle ';A must-read for Martin's legion of fans . . . a rousing prelude to [his] bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga . . . rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series.'Publishers Weekly

Old Mars

Old Mars

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2015

Collected by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois, this anthology of fifteen all-original stories by science fiction's top talents celebrates the Golden Age of Science Fiction, an era filled with tales of interplanetary colonization and derring-do. Featuring stories by Allen M. Steele * Matthew HughesDavid D. Levine * S. M. StirlingMary Rosenblum * Mike ResnickLiz Williams * Howard WaldropJames S. A. Corey * Melinda SnodgrassMichael Moorcock * Phyllis EisensteinJoe R. Lansdale * Chris Roberson * Ian McDonaldWinner of the 2014 Locus Award for Best Anthology

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/09/2015

A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros... A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits. A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory. Featuring more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni, one of the finest fantasy artists of our time, this beautiful volume will transport readers to the world of the Seven Kingdoms in an age of bygone chivalry.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2015

A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros... A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits. A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory. Featuring more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni, one of the finest fantasy artists of our time, this beautiful volume will transport readers to the world of the Seven Kingdoms in an age of bygone chivalry.

Dying Of The Light

Dying Of The Light

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

A whisperjewel from Gwen Delvano calls Dirk t'Larien across space and beyond the Tempter's Veil to Worlorn, a dying Festival planet of rock and ice. Warlorn is slowly drifting through twilight to neverending night; as the planet sinks into darkness, so its inhabitants face annihilation. Seven years ago, on Avalon, Gwen was Dirk's lover, his Guenevere; now she wears the jade-and-silver bond of Jaantony Riv Wolf high-Ironjade Vikary, a barbarian visionary, an outcast from his own people for his acts of violence. And Garse Janacek, Jaan's *teyn*, his shieldmate, is also bound to Gwen - in hatred. Dirk, a rogue and a wanderer, is called to be saviour of the three who are bonded together in love and hate. But in breaking their triangle, he could lose all ...

Rogues

Rogues

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2015

Rogues is a meaty feast of a book, stuffed full of fabulous stories from some of the best authors around (George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman to name just a couple). This isn't just about science fiction and fantasy either, there’s some great mainstream contemporary works on show too. There are twenty one stories, proper weighty stories, full of content and some of the most interesting characters around. Once you start reading, it’s difficult to stop as the next story gives a siren call to dive straight in.  So…if you've always loved to hiss and boo at an irresistibly wicked and sometimes charming villain, this is the perfect book for you.

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 4

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 4

Author: George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

Die groe Comic-Adaption von George R. R. Martins Bestseller-Fantasy-Epos aus Buchern und TV! Die Lennisters ziehen gegen Robb Stark in den Krieg, schlechte Nachrichten machen die Runde bis Winterfell und zur Mauer - Jon Schnee bricht seinen Eid! Und wahrend am anderen Ende der Welt Traume in Flammen aufgehen, beginnt im Feuer zugleich ein neues Zeitalter. Das groe Fantasy-Epos als Graphic Novel

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Four

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Four

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Bestselling writer Daniel Abraham and acclaimed illustrator Tommy Patterson bring their stunning graphic-novel adaptation of George R.R. Martin's classic A GAME OF THRONES to a stunning finish that merits a place on the bookshelf of every fantasy fan alongside the majestic original. The death of King Robert Baratheon and the imprisonment of his Hand, Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell, has set the great houses of Westeros at one another's throats. In Winterfell, Eddard's eldest son and heir, Robb Stark, has gathered an army and is pushing south, determined to free his father. Along the way, he pledges to marry the daughter of Lord Walder Frey in exchange for a military advantage that allows him to capture Jaime Lannister-a powerful bargaining chip to ensure Lord Eddard's safe release. But it is one thing to capture the Kingslayer and quite another to hold him. Meanwhile, in King's Landing, young King Joffrey has other ideas than an exchange of prisoners. Ignoring the advice of his mother, Queen Cersei, he throws oil on the flames of conflict and ignites a conflagration that seems likely to consume not only the Starks but all of Westeros-unless Tyrion Lannister, the Imp, can bring the mad boy-king to heel. Beyond the Wall, greater dangers are brewing, as a winter as brutal as any in history approaches, bringing with it unnatural creatures out of legend. There, Eddard's bastard, Jon Snow, must decide once and for all where his loyalties lie. And across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen will learn the true measure of grief-and emerge from its fiery depths transformed, hardened, and ready to claim what is hers by right: the Iron Throne.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2015

This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged on 28 CDs. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones. Winter is coming...

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2015

George R. R. Martin's superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms. This second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire is unabridged and on 30 CDs. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey - Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable. In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End - and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come... The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.

A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust

A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2015

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 DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the first part of the fifth volume in the series. `Characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King's Landing with a price on his head. Jon Snow has been elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by outlaws and priests, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will lead to the greatest dance of all.

Old Venus

Old Venus

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2015

From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs's Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's The Long Rain to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis's Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth's next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century's space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don't despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction's best writers - edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois - turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors - including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more - as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries.

The Ice Dragon

The Ice Dragon

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2014

An enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that inspired HBO's Emmy Award-winning GAME OF THRONES. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. From ancient times the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child-and the ice dragon who loved her-could save her world from utter destruction.

Dangerous Women Part 3

Dangerous Women Part 3

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Commissioned by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, these tales of dangerous women by the most stellar names in fiction are available for the first time in three-volume paperback. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's hit series GAME OF THRONES. This third volume features an original short story by Joe Abercrombie. 'Some Desperado' centres on Shy South, the protagonist of Abercrombie's novel RED COUNTRY. Having robbed a bank, Shy is carrying 2,000 silver pieces, and she's on the run when her horse catches an arrow. Marooned in a dusty ghost town, she faces up to a trio of murderous, flea-bitten criminals... This volume of stories about hard-living bad girls, killers and superheroes also includes contributions from worldwide bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Melinda Snodgrass and Pat Cadigan. DANGEROUS WOMEN 3 Gardner Dozois's introduction Joe Abercrombie, `Some Desperado' Diana Rowland, `City Lazarus' Sherlynn Kenyon, `Hell Hath No Fury' Melinda Snodgrass, `The Hands That Are Not There' Pat Cadigan, `Caretakers' Cecelia Holland, `Nora's Song' Jim Butcher, `Bombshells'

World of Ice and Fire

World of Ice and Fire

Author: George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Linda Antonsson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

The never-before-seen history of Westeros and the lands beyond. With hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R.R. Martin. If the past is prologue, then George R.R. Martin's masterwork-the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time-warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE. George R.R. Martin, in collaboration with Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson, has written a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, featuring the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead up to the events in the bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Collected within this volume is the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, family trees for the Houses Stark, Lannister and Targaryen, and in-depth explanations of the history and culture of Westeros. This is the definitive companion volume to George R.R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe; THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

Armageddon Rock

Armageddon Rock

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2014

In jener apokalyptischen Nacht des Jahres 1971 starb eine Band, eine Legende, eine ganze Generation. Sechzigtausend Zuschauer haben es live miterlebt: Der Sanger der Nazgul bricht, von der Kugel eines Scharfschutzen getroffen, auf offener Buhne tot zusammen. Der Sommer der Liebe ist vorbei. Zehn Jahre spter geschieht das Unglaubliche: Die Nazgl sind zurck! Ein neuer Messias hat sie wiederauferstehen lassen doch ihre Musik hat sich in ein rasendes Requiem verwandelt und kndet von Wahnsinn und Tod ... Viele Fans schtzen diesen Roman als George R. R. Martins bestes Buch. Vor Das Lied von Eis und Feuer hat der erfolgreichste Fantasy-Autor des 21. Jahrhunderts ein Werk verfasst, das ebenso zeitlos wie unvergesslich ist. Der groe Phantastik-Klassiker des Autors von GAME OF THRONES!

Wild Cards: Lowball

Wild Cards: Lowball

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2014

More exciting adventures from the longest running shared-world superhero series created and edited by George R.R. Martin, bestselling author of GAME OF THRONES Decades after an alien virus changed the course of history, the surviving population of Manhattan still struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary - and sometimes terrifying - traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt. Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing. The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands - or tentacles. The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raised. Edited by No.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author George R.R. Martin and acclaimed author Melinda M. Snodgrass, LOWBALL is the latest mosaic novel in the acclaimed Wild Cards universe, featuring original fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ian Tregillis, David Anthony Durham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Mary Anne Mohanraj, David D. Levine, Michael Cassutt and Walter Jon Williams. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, LOWBALL delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and mystery.

The World of Ice and Fire The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

The World of Ice and Fire The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin, Linda Antonsson, E. Garcia Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2014

The never-before-seen history of Westeros and the lands beyond. With hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R.R. Martin. If the past is prologue, then George R.R. Martin's masterwork-the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time-warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE. George R.R. Martin, in collaboration with Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson, has written a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, featuring the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead up to the events in the bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Collected within this volume is the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including over 170 full-colour illustrations and maps, family trees for the Houses Stark, Lannister and Targaryen, and in-depth explanations of the history and culture of Westeros. This is the definitive companion volume to George R.R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe; THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

Dangerous Women Part 2

Dangerous Women Part 2

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2014

Commissioned by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, these tales of dangerous women by the most stellar names in fiction are available for the first time in three-volume paperback. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's hit series GAME OF THRONES. This second volume features an original short story by Megan Lindholm (who also writes as Robin Hobb). In the bittersweet `Neighbors' Sarah, a rather strange widow, lives isolated and alone, surrounded by young families. But is the old lady afflicted by dementia - or by something far more odd? Other contributors to this volume of stories of formidable women include worldwide bestselling authors Diana Gabaldon, with an Outlander story, Sharon Kay Penman and Lev Grossman. DANGEROUS WOMEN 2 Gardner Dozois's introduction Megan Lindholm, `Neighbors' Lev Grossman, `The Girl in the Mirror' Sharon Kay Penman, `A Queen in Exile' S. M. Stirling, `Pronouncing Doom' Caroline Spector, `Lies My Mother Told Me' Sam Sykes, `Name the Beast' Diana Gabaldon, `Virgins'

Dangerous Women Part 1

Dangerous Women Part 1

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2014

Commissioned by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, these tales of dangerous women by the most stellar names in fiction are available for the first time in three-volume paperback. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. This first volume features an original 35,000 word novella by George R.R. Martin. `The Princess and the Queen' reveals the origins of the civil war in Westeros (before the events in A Game of Thrones), which is known as the Dance of the Dragons, pitting Targaryen against Targaryen and dragon against dragon. Other authors in this volume of warriors, bad girls and dragonriders include worldwide bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson, Lawrence Block and Nancy Kress. DANGEROUS WOMEN 1 Gardner Dozois's introduction George R. R. Martin, `The Princess and the Queen' Carrie Vaughn, `Raisa Stepanova' Nancy Kress,' Second Arabesque, Very Slowly' Lawrence Block, `I Know How to Pick `Em' Megan Abbott, `My Heart Is Either Broken' Joe R. Lansdale, `Wrestling Jesus' Brandon Sanderson, `Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell'

Rogues

Rogues

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2014

Rogues is a meaty feast of a book, stuffed full of fabulous stories from some of the best authors around (George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman to name just a couple). This isn't just about science fiction and fantasy either, there’s some great mainstream contemporary works on show too. There are twenty one stories, proper weighty stories, full of content and some of the most interesting characters around. Once you start reading, it’s difficult to stop as the next story gives a siren call to dive straight in.  So…if you've always loved to hiss and boo at an irresistibly wicked and sometimes charming villain, this is the perfect book for you.

Wild Cards: Dead Man's Hand

Wild Cards: Dead Man's Hand

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

A wonderfully old-fashioned whodunnit stuffed full however, (as you would expect) with quirks, peculiarities and eccentricity.  In a departure from the previous six Wild Card novels just two authors have written Dead Man’s Hand; George RR Martin and John J Miller. This allows a real insight into two of the more complex characters; astute private detective and ace Jay Ackroyd and the wonderfully enigmatic nat Daniel Brennan. Taking place in the same time period as Ace in the Hole, the majority of the focus for this remains in and around the gloriously freaky Jokertown, as Ackroyd and Brennan try to solve a murder from different angles. Slide a step to the side from the preceding books and enjoy this well crafted and stimulating read. You will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series with ‘Wild Cards’. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books. George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series adapted from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

Wild Cards: Ace in the Hole

Wild Cards: Ace in the Hole

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/07/2014

This is a classic slow burner, it gradually gets it’s hooks into you and then rockets along to a cracking ending.  Set over a period of a week during the American Presidency campaign in July 1988, there is a definite political overtone, but you don't have to know how the system works to enjoy this novel. Feeling more focused and directly featuring less characters allows the storyline of Gregg Hartmann, hero to the Jokers (but a hidden murdering nightmare of an ace) to take centre stage. You may initially miss the brawling turbulence of the wider range of characters from previous books, but hang on in there as it gets good!  The Closing Credits at the end of the book is an interesting page as it features a list of characters and their creators. Dr Tachyon,  created by Melinda M Snodgrass has assisted Martin with the editing of ‘Ace in the Hole’. You will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series with ‘Wild Cards’. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books. George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series adapted from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

Rogues

Rogues

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributorsincluding a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you're a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heartand yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie *; Daniel Abraham *; David W. Ball *; Paul Cornell *; Bradley Denton *; Phyllis Eisenstein *; Gillian Flynn *; Neil Gaiman *; Matthew Hughes *; Joe R. Lansdale *; Scott Lynch *; Garth Nix *; Cherie Priest *; Patrick Rothfuss *; Steven Saylor *; Michael Swanwick *; Lisa Tuttle *; Carrie Vaughn *; Walter Jon Williams *; Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!Cast List:INTRODUCTION: EVERYBODY LOVES A ROGUE, read by George R. R. MartinTOUGH TIMES ALL OVER, read by Gwendoline ChristieWHAT DO YOU DO?, read byJulia Whelan THE INN OF THE SEVEN BLESSINGS, read by Roy Dotrice BENT TWIG, read by Phil Gigante TAWNY PETTICOATS, read byRon Donachie PROVENANCE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard ROARING TWENTIES, read by Janis Ian A YEAR AND A DAY IN OLD THERADANE, read by Gwendoline Christie BAD BRASS, read byGil Bellows HEAVY METAL, read byScott Brick THE MEANING OF LOVE, read byConleth HillA BETTER WAY TO DIE, read by Roy Dotrice ILL SEEN IN TYRE, read byGethin Anthony A CARGO OF IVORIES, read by Ron Donachie DIAMONDS FROM TEQUILA, read byDavid Greenlee THE CARAVAN TO NOWHERE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE DEAD WIVES, read by Harriet Walter HOW THE MARQUIS GOT HIS COAT BACK, read by Roy Dotrice NOW SHOWING, read byMolly Quinn THE LIGHTNING TREE, read by Rupert Degas THE ROGUE PRINCE, read by Iain GlenPraise for Rogues ';Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate.'Library Journal

Wild Cards: Down and Dirty

Wild Cards: Down and Dirty

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2014

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES When an alien virus struck the Earth decades ago, it spawned a new breed of superhuman men and women. Those with useful mutations were known as Aces, those with deformities as Jokers. Now, in New York's Jokertown, a savage street war has broken out between the Mafia and a gang known as the Shadow Fists. A courageous band of Aces must go underground to wage a war against the powers of the criminal netherworld. Edited by George R.R. Martin and including a story by him, this volume also features stories from Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Melinda M. Snodgrass and many more.

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 3

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 3

Author: George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2014

DIE HAND DES KONIGS. Die atmosphrische Comic-Adaption von George R. R. Martins epischer Saga Das Lied von Eis und Feuer durch Daniel Abraham und Tommy Patterson liefert neue Schwerpunkte und Facetten zum wichtigsten Fantasy-Epos seit J. R. R. Tolkien! Im dritten Band von Game of Thrones sieht sich Eddard Stark als Hand des Knigs in der Hauptstadt der Sieben Knigslande zahlreichen Feinden und Intrigen gegenber. Sein Bastard Jon Schnee macht auf der gewaltigen Mauer im Norden des Reiches unterdessen die ersten Schritte in Richtung seines unglaublichen Schicksals

Wild Cards: Aces Abroad

Wild Cards: Aces Abroad

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

A new ‘triad’ of books begins within the ‘Wild Cards’ series; set during 1986 and 1987, Nats, Jokers and Aces take a sponsored tour around the world to investigate the treatment of victims of the wild card virus. Focusing on particular endeavours, we hear voices clamouring to be heard in one country through to aspirations for total world domination in another. On board are a range of favourite characters and we are also introduced to some compelling and sometimes abhorrent new antagonists. The joy of this series is that although the Wild Card Virus is fantasy at it’s best, the characters are so realistic that it appears resoundingly normal and rational; villains are capable of sporadic moments of gentleness and idols can fall resoundingly off of their pedestals. There is a slightly disjointed feel to this novel initially, possibly because the cohesive setting of New York is left far behind and some serious country hopping takes place. As you get used to the differences however and the plot and pace builds, the different authors bring out the best (or worst) in their characters, so hang on to the fuselage of the ‘Stacked Deck’ and settle in for a wild ride. Although you could potentially read this as a stand alone story, you will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books. George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series adapted from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2

Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

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: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.     Game Of Thrones returns on Monday 7 April 2014 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD and Sky Atlantic +1.  Click below to view the official trailer.   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. The men of the Night's Watch are ready for the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it. But now they face a horde of wildlings twenty-thousand strong - hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the haunted wilderness - poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. But Robb's 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. Cersei's ambition is unfettered while the dwarf Tyrion Lannister fights for his life, a victim of treachery. And on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Targaryens rears the dragons she hatched from her husband's funeral pyre. 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.   Song of Ice and Fire series:1. A Game of Thrones2. A Clash of Kings3. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow4. A Storm of Swords 2 : Blood and Gold5. A Feast for Crows6. A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust7. A Dance with Dragons 2 : After the Feast

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 1

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 1

Author: George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2014

Das Lied von Eis und Feuer! Jeder spricht ber die Roman-Reihe. Jeder schaut die TV-Serie. Nun wird George R. R. Martins episches Fantasy-Meisterwerk aufwendig in Comic-Form adaptiert! Die Schlachten und Intrigen um den Eisernen Thron bekommen so auf majesttische Art und Weise neues Leben eingehaucht. Doch Vorsicht: Der Winter naht!

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 2

Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, Bd. 2

Author: George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2014

Das grote Fantasy-Epos aller Zeiten geht weiter!Der Comic zur Bestseller-Roman-Saga und der gefeierten HBO-Serie!DER WINTER NAHT Millionen von Fans lesen die Bcher und schauen die TV-Serie. Nun wird George R. R. Martins epische Fantasy-Saga Das Lied von Eis und Feuer auch in Comicform erzhlt! Im zweiten Band der atmosphrischen Adaption von Daniel Abraham und Tommy Patterson sucht der Bastard Jon Schnee an der gewaltigen Mauer im Norden der Sieben Knigslande unter Verbrechern und Ausgestoenen nach seinem Platz in der Welt. Jons Vater Eddard Stark stt derweil als neue Hand des Knigs Robert Baratheon auf gefhrliche Intrigen und Feinde im Umfeld des Eisernen Throns. Starks Frau macht zur gleichen Zeit Jagd auf den Zwerg Tyrion Lennister, den sie fr den Anschlag auf das Leben ihres Sohnes verantwortlich macht. In den Lndern jenseits des Meeres erkennt die schwangere Daenerys an der Seite des Stammesfhrer Khal Drogo unterdessen ihr Erbe als Tochter des Drachen

Der Heckenritter Graphic Novel, Bd. 1

Der Heckenritter Graphic Novel, Bd. 1

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2014

Die Vorgeschichte zu Game Of Thrones! Ein Jahrhundert vor den Ereignissen, die in der epischen Romanserie "e;Das Lied von Eis und Feuer"e; (Game of Thrones) des New York Times-Bestsellerautors George R. R. Martin beschrieben werden, ergreift ein Knappe namens Dunk das Schwert und den Schild seines verstorbenen Meisters und nimmt an einem Turnier teil, um eine Laufbahn als Ritter einzuschlagen. Dunk ist ein guter Kmpfer und besitzt ein ausgeprgtes Ehrgefhl, aber um vor den Augen anderer als wahrer Ritter zu bestehen braucht es mehr - und Dunk muss feststellen, dass nicht alle Ritter tugendhaft sind. Bald schon hat er eine ganze Reihe von Feinden, die ihm nach dem Leben trachten, doch auch einige Freunde, die ihr Schwert fr ihn zcken. Diese fantastisch aufgemachte Graphic Novel basiert auf George R.R. Martins Kurzgeschichte "e;Der Heckenritter"e; und schaffte es, die von Fans und Kritikern gleichermaen gelobte Erzhlkunst des Autors in atemberaubende, stimmige Bilder umzusetzen.

Der Heckenritter Graphic Novel, Bd. 2: Das verschworene Schwert

Der Heckenritter Graphic Novel, Bd. 2: Das verschworene Schwert

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2014

Die Vorgeschichte zu "e;Game of Thrones"e; - Deutsche Erstveroffentlichung!Die sagenhafte und fantastische Geschichte des Heckenritters, die Vorgeschichte zu George R. R. Martins grandioser Saga "e;Game of Thrones"e;, geht weiter. Nach dem groen Turnier zieht der Heckenritter nun in die Welt hinaus, um sich seinen Status zu verdienen - und trifft dabei auf Neid und Intrigen und auf wahrlich seltsame Wesen, von denen nichts in den Ritter-Handbchern steht!

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Three

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Three

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the third volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. When dealing with a masterpiece, only the best will do. That's why writer Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson were chosen to adapt George R. R. Martin's beloved fantasy classic A Game of Thrones as a graphic novel. And as anyone who has read the previous two collected volumes of the ongoing series can attest, the result has been a stunning tour de force faithful in every respect to its brilliant original. In King's Landing, Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell-the Hand of King Robert Baratheon-is surrounded by enemies. Some are openly declared, such as Ser Jaime Lannister and his sister, Queen Cersei. Others are hidden in the shadows. Still others wear the smiling mask of friends. But all are deadly, as Eddard is about to discover. Nor is the enmity between Eddard and the Lannister siblings the sole source of friction between these powerful noble families. For Tyrion Lannister, the Imp-whose stunted, twisted body houses the mind of a genius-has but lately won his freedom from Lady Catelyn Stark, Eddard's wife, who had accused him of attempting to murder her youngest son, Brandon. Now he seeks out his father, his restless thoughts bent on revenge. Far to the north, the bastard Jon Snow, newly sworn to the Night's Watch, takes the first faltering steps toward a destiny stranger than he could ever dream-a destiny that will bring him face-to-face with unspeakable horrors from beyond the edge of the world. While across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen, wed to the great Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, and pregnant with his child-a son prophesied to conquer the world-will see her own destiny take an unforeseen turn.

Tuf Voyaging

Tuf Voyaging

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth's Ecological Engineering Corps? We'll leave that aside for now - just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures. With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds.

The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel

The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel

Author: George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2014

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel

Author: George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2013

The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2013

This book showcases the best and most humorous quotes from George R.R. Martin's favourite character Tyrion Lannister, the worldly, jaded, funny, highly intelligent, cynical, womanizing star of the books. A perfect stocking-filler for every fan of the books, and of HBO's award-winning television series. `I only need half my wits to be a match for you' Short and to the point. That's Tyrion. Here are the finest, funniest, rudest and wisest sayings of the miniature Machiavelli; the dwarf with a brain the size of a planet and a heart of (tarnished) gold ... `Sleep is good. Books are better' Drawn from George R.R. Martin's bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire books, the basis for the HBO original series Game of Thrones. Illustrations are by artist and caricaturist Jonty Clark.

Wild Cards: Fort Freak

Wild Cards: Fort Freak

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed 90% of those it infected. Nine percent survived, mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited by bestseller George R. R. Martin (called 'the American Tolkien' by TIME), is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among the one percent. Now, in the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hard-bitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct - or 'Fort Freak' - as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human. Featuring original work by writers such as Cherie Priest, author of the bestselling BONESHAKER; Paul Cornell, HUGO-nominated comic book and DOCTOR WHO writer; David Anthony Durham, winner of 2009's JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER, and many others, FORT FREAK is one of the strongest offerings yet in the ongoing Wild Cards project.

Wild Cards: Suicide Kings

Wild Cards: Suicide Kings

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2013

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES The heart of the world is bleeding, the People's Paradise of Africa is having it out with the Caliphate, and the Sudan is a charnel house. The powers-that-be aren't doing anything. The UN might set up a committee. But the time for action is now. So, one by one, the aces join the fight, each for their own reasons ... The Wild Card virus kills 90 percent of the folks who catch it, but those who survive gain special powers. Some become grotesque mutants like the half-man, half-rhino Denys Finch. They're the jokers. Some get trivial powers. They're deuces. And some - the aces - develop wild superpowers. Like Bubbles, who can absorb any amount of energy. Or Bugsy, who can turn his body into wasps. Or Double Helix, the shape-changing, teleporting assassin. And Tom Weathers, the Radical. The strongest, most versatile of the aces - he can fly, he's strong enough to rip the turret off a tank, he can shoot heat rays from his hands ... but his greatest strength is his total conviction in the rightness of his cause. Whatever the cause is at the moment. At this particular moment, he's found a way to get more aces for the People's Paradise. Lots more aces. And that's where the trouble starts ...

Wild Cards: Busted Flush

Wild Cards: Busted Flush

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2013

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES In the six decades since the alien plague known as the Wild Card virus spread a wave of mutations around the globe, humanity has begun to come to terms with its consequences. Grotesque half-human creatures known as 'jokers' inhabit an underworld of their own, while the legendary prodigies known as 'aces' have become real-world superheroes, complete with colourful names and costumes. Now a new generation of aces has taken its place on the world stage, becoming crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young heroes, known as The Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world - including an invasion of zombies in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town, and a fateful showdown with the forces of the oil-rich Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. But The Committee's opponents have their own aces and jokers ready to do battle, including a Marxist revolutionary, a brutal mercenary, a young boy with apocalyptic powers and - most terrifyingly of all - a sinister arm of the FBI known as SCARE.

Wild Cards: Inside Straight

Wild Cards: Inside Straight

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2013

The Wild Cards series reboots with new authors, new heroes and a new direction In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestseller George R.R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among that one percent. Now it is time for a new generation of heroes - and writers - to pick up the baton. Twenty-eight extraordinary people - Aces, people who have contracted the deadly Wild Cards virus and lived - sign onto a reality TV show. These young heroes have never really been heroic, but each has a superhuman skill. Initially divided up into four suits while competing in staged contests as only LA-LA land could dream up, the losers are voted off the show until, at last, the greatest American Hero will be left standing. As the weeks go by, those remaining in the competition are stunned by sickening events in the Middle East. Their inane challenges look silly when compared to those unpowered people risking their lives. Will this group of over-privileged and under-informed 'celebrities' be able to make a real difference to the world? And how many of them really care?

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Two

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Two

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2013

George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the second volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. Novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson are not merely turning George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy A Game of Thrones into a graphic novel: They are meticulously translating one art form into another, and capturing the intricate nuances of Martin's novels just as HBO is doing with the blockbuster series. The Abraham/Patterson collaboration is more than just a faithful adaptation. It is a labor of love-and a thrilling masterwork in its own right. Now, in the second volume, the sweeping action moves from the icy north, where the bastard Jon Snow seeks to carve out a place for himself among bitter outcasts and hardened criminals sworn to service upon the Wall . . . to the decadent south and the capital city of King's Landing, where Jon's father, Lord Eddard Stark, serves as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon amid a nest of courtly vipers . . . to the barbarian lands across the Narrow Sea, where the young princess Daenerys Targaryen has found the unexpected in her forced marriage to the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo: love-and with it, for the first time in her life, power. Meanwhile, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, accused by Lady Catelyn Stark of the attempted murder of her now-crippled youngest son, must call upon all his cunning and wit to survive when he is captured and imprisoned in the lofty dungeons of the Eyrie, where Lady Stark's sister-a woman obsessed with vengeance against all Lannisters-rules. But Catelyn's impulsive arrest of the Imp will set in motion a series of violent events whose outcome is fated to shake the world at the worst possible moment. For now is not the time for private feuds and bloodthirsty ambitions. Winter is coming . . . and with it, terrors beyond imagining.

Tuf Voyaging

Tuf Voyaging

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2013

A classic novel from George R.R. Martin, author of the hit HBO TV series A GAME OF THRONES Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth's Ecological Engineering Corps? We'll leave that aside for now - just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures. With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds. Hosts of hostile monsters, a population addicted to procreation, a dictator who is willing to unleash plagues to get his own way - and all that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf's ingenuity, and his reputation as an honest dealer in a universe of rogues ...

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of the internationally acclaimed A Game of Thrones - the first volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must...and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, a vengeance-mad boy has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities beyond the sea. Heir of the mad Dragon King deposed by Robert, he claims the Iron Throne. In the game of thrones, you win or you die.

Wild Cards: Jokers Wild

Wild Cards: Jokers Wild

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

The first trilogy of the WILD CARDS series comes to a shocking conclusion in this superhero epic edited by bestselling author of GAME OF THRONES George R. R. Martin Amidst the fun and festivities of Wild Card Day there is an evil mind lurking, who hopes that the celebrations will go off with more than a band. The streets of New York have erupted in celebration of Wild Card Day - the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the living. It is a day for fireworks, street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year - 1986, the fortieth anniversary - promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. The media and tourists have discovered the celebration, and taverns and restaurants expect record-setting. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for the fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction ... Featuring plotlines and writing from George R. R. Martin, John J. Miller, Lewis Shiner, Melinda Snodgrass and more, this novel wraps up the opening WILD CARDS series, while also setting the stage for future adventures.

The Armageddon Rag

The Armageddon Rag

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Magic, music, drugs and rock'n'roll in an early novel from George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES One-time underground journalist Sandy Blair has traveled far from his radical roots in the '60s - until the bizarre and brutal murder of a millionaire rock promoter draws him back. As Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself on a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the once legendary rock band Nazgul - but with an apocalyptic new beat that is a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death only Sandy may be able to change in time ...

Aces High

Aces High

Author: George R. R. Martin, Richard Glyn Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/12/2012

It’s full steam ahead with the second novel in the ‘Wild Cards’ series; with more action, adventure, and a growing awareness of what’s hurtling towards earth. Again, a number of authors have contributed towards this novel, all aware of the storyline, all adding their own unique zest and zing. It’s 1979 and some of your favourites from ‘Wild Cards 1’ have returned. With slightly more emphasis on what’s beyond our own planet, this still feels as though it could easily be our own reality.  Although you can read this as a stand alone story, you will understand so much more of the Wild Card world if you start at the beginning of the series. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy these books, George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

George R. R. Martin Starter Pack 4-Book Bundle

George R. R. Martin Starter Pack 4-Book Bundle

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2012

The epic saga that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones made George R. R. Martin an international phenomenon, but there's much more to this versatile, prolific, and original author. In addition to the book that kicks off A Song of Ice of Fire, this eBook bundle includes Dreamsongs: Volume I, which showcases Martin's early writings; Fevre Dream, the acclaimed author's reinvention of the vampire novel; and The Armageddon Rag, a thrilling story of psychedelicand apocalypticrock. Spanning genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and suspense, Martin's virtuosic talents will surprise and delight even his most devoted fans. A GAME OF THRONES ';The only fantasy series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings . . . It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy.'Chicago Tribune In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As sinister forces mass beyond the kingdom's protective Wall, the king's powers are failinghis most trusted adviser is dead and his enemies are emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself. DREAMSONGS: VOLUME I ';The ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.'The Guardian (U.K.) Gathered here are the very best of Martin's early works, including his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awardwinning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which his New York Times bestselling children's book of the same title originated. With extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat, offering fascinating insights into Martin's journey from young writer to award-winning master. FEVRE DREAM ';An adventure into the heart of darkness that transcends even the most inventive vampire novels.'Los Angeles Herald Examiner Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something's amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn't care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh's dilapidated fleet. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmareand humankind's most impossible dream. THE ARMAGEDDON RAG ';The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I've ever read.'Stephen King Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the sixtiesuntil he's drawn back by the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgl. As Sandy investigates the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgl along with a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change.

Wild Cards

Wild Cards

Author: George R. R. Martin, Richard Glyn Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

When you start to read you may doubt, as you get used to the set-up you may wonder, as you settle in you may find yourself well and truly addicted. Wake up to an alternative reality, where an alien virus turns the world upside down; death for most, survival for few, extraordinary afflictions for the Jokers, incredible superhuman abilities for the Aces. Different chapters are written by different authors (including Martin), however the world exists as a whole, as one, which leads to a fabulous range of distinct and diverse voices and viewpoints. A main character for one chapter, will pop up as a passer-by in another. You may well prefer some stories, some characters over others, however all, even the most abhorrent, feel so very real, this is by no means a fairy-tale world. Originally published in 1987, this expanded edition, following history from the end of World War Two, is a heavy-weight of a knock out. You do not have to be a science fiction and fantasy buff to enjoy this novel, George RR Martin has proven his more mainstream appeal with the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the unusual and bizarre side of life.

The Lands of Ice and Fire

The Lands of Ice and Fire

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2012

A dazzling set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin's epic saga into a world as fully realized as the one around us. George R. R. Martin's beloved Song of Ice and Fire series, which started with A Game of Thrones, is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes - from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between - that provide a sense of scale unrivalled in contemporary fantasy. The centrepiece of this gorgeous map collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea for the first time in series history. But this is just one of many unique maps that aren't available anywhere else. There is an alternate version that tracks the movements of the series' protagonists throughout their vast world, along with more detailed versions of the western, middle, and eastern thirds of the world; a full map of Westeros, combining North and South; one of the Dothraki Sea and the Red Wastes; and the Braavos city map. And here, too, are fan favourites detailing everything from urban sprawl to untamed wilds: maps of King's Landing; The Wall and Beyond the Wall; the Free Cities; and Slaver's Bay, Valyria, and Sothyros. Never before has the entire scope of Martin's universe been so exhaustively and fascinatingly depicted. The maps in this beautiful, one-of-a-kind atlas will enrich your reading or viewing experience, provide another view of your favourite characters' epic journeys, and open up captivating new worlds - plus, they'll look great on any castle wall.

Dreamsongs 2-Book Bundle

Dreamsongs 2-Book Bundle

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

Even before A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had already established himself as a giant in the field of fantasy literature. Now in one exclusive eBook edition are both volumes of Dreamsongs, featuring the very best of Martin's early works. This convenient bundle provides a rare treat for Martin's devoted readers, offering fascinating insights into his journey from a young writer to the #1 New York Times bestselling force of nature. ';Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.'The Guardian (U.K.) Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, as demonstrated in this dazzling two-volume collection. Gathered in Dreamsongs: Volume I are some of George R. R. Martin's most time-honored tales, including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awardwinning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon. Dreamsongs: Volume II contains acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner ';The Skin Trade,' as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knightplus two early screenplays. Featuring a dazzling array of subjects and styles, Dreamsongs is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans. PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN ';Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.'Time ';Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.'The New York Times ';I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.'Robert Jordan

Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects somethings amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesnt care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marshs dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he wont earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marshs concernno matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove. Marsh meant to turn down Yorks offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolvecoupled with the terrible force of Yorks mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare...and mankinds most impossible dream. Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampires quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous rivermans dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.

Windhaven

Windhaven

Author: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

George R. R. Martin has thrilled a generation of readers with his epic works of the imagination, most recently the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling saga told in the novels A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords. Lisa Tuttle has won acclaim from fans of science fiction, horror, and fantasy alike -- most recently for her haunting novel The Pillow Friend. Now together they gift readers with this classic tale of a brilliantly rendered world of ironbound tradition, where a rebellious soul seeks to prove the power of a dream.The planet of Windhaven was not originally a home to humans, but it became one following the crash of a colony starship. It is a world of small islands, harsh weather, and monster-infested seas. Communication among the scattered settlements was virtually impossible until the discovery that, thanks to light gravity and a dense atmosphere, humans were able to fly with the aid of metal wings made of bits of the cannibalized spaceship.Many generations later, among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, who bring news, gossip, songs, and stories. They are romantic figures crossing treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms that could easily dash them from the sky to instant death. They are also members of an increasingly elite caste, for the wings -- always in limited quantity -- are growing gradually rarer as their bearers perish.With such elitism comes arrogance and a rigid adherence to hidebound tradition. And for the flyers, allowing just anyone to join their cadre is an idea that borders on heresy. Wings are meant only for the offspring of flyers -- now the new nobility of Windhaven. Except that sometimes life is not quite so neat.Maris of Amberly, a fisherman's daughter, was raised by a flyer and wants nothing more than to soar on the currents high above Windhaven. By tradition, however, the wings must go to her stepbrother, Coll, the flyer's legitimate son. But Coll wants only to be a singer, traveling the world by sea. So Maris challenges tradition, demanding that flyers be chosen on the basis of merit rather than inheritance. And when she wins that bitter battle, she discovers that her troubles are only beginning.For not all flyers are willing to accept the world's new structure, and as Maris battles to teach those who yearn to fly, she finds herself likewise fighting to preserve the integrity of a society she so longed to join -- not to mention the very fabric that holds her culture together.

Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal nighta volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable. A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t'Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isn't the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirk's protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it's becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise.Includes a bonus PDF with the full text of the glossary ';Dying of the Lightblew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe.'Michael Chabon';Slick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.'Los Angeles Times ';Something special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the reader's mind long after the final page is read.'Galileo magazine ';The galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader.'Asimov's ';George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap.'Algis Budrys

A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues The Complete Boxset of All 7 Books

A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues The Complete Boxset of All 7 Books

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/07/2012

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. George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world. Seasons one and two of the HBO adaption of A Game of Thrones aired world-wide to critical acclaim. The box set includes: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS, 1: STEEL AND SNOW A STORM OF SWORDS, 2: BLOOD AND GOLD A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 1: DREAMS AND DUST A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 2: AFTER THE FEAST

A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues [Export only] The Complete Boxset of All 6 Books

A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues [Export only] The Complete Boxset of All 6 Books

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 10/05/2012

The complete box set of George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien's, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. The box set includes: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS, 1: STEEL AND SNOW A STORM OF SWORDS, 2: BLOOD AND GOLD A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS The dimension of the box set is 178mm x111mm.

The Armageddon Rag

The Armageddon Rag

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2012

Magic, music, drugs and rock'n'roll in an early novel from George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES One-time underground journalist Sandy Blair has traveled far from his radical roots in the '60s - until the bizarre and brutal murder of a millionaire rock promoter draws him back. As Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself on a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the once legendary rock band Nazgul - but with an apocalyptic new beat that is a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death only Sandy may be able to change in time ...

A Clash of Kings: Game of Thrones Season Two

A Clash of Kings: Game of Thrones Season Two

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2012

The second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. `Martin has captured the imagination of millions' Guardian Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising. From Dragonstone to Winterfell, chaos reigns as five pretenders to the Iron Throne prepare to stake their claims. As an omen of doom - a comet the colour of blood and flame - cuts across the sky, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. War is coming, and the price for glory is measured in blood. A CLASH OF KINGS, Book Two of A Song of Ice and Fire, continues the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume One

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume One

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2012

George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister - the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki-whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast

A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

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 DANCE WITH DRAGONS: AFTER THE FEAST is the SECOND part of the fifth volume in the series. `Vivid, rich, multi-layered and utterly addictive' Daily Express. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault... On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.

A Dance With Dragons

A Dance With Dragons

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

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 DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...

A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust

A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2012

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 DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the FIRST part of the fifth volume in the series. `Richly satisfying and utterly engrossing' Sunday Times In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King's Landing with a price on his head. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.

Feast for Crows

Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2011

THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFew books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin's monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . .. only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.A Feast for CrowsIt seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King's Landing. Robb Stark's demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still existor they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising facessome familiar, others only just appearingare seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guestsbut only a few are the survivors.From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Game of Thrones (Hardback reissue)

A Game of Thrones (Hardback reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2011

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 GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must...and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, a vengeance-mad boy has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities beyond the sea. Heir of the mad Dragon King deposed by Robert, he claims the Iron Throne. In the game of thrones, you win or you die.

A Feast For Crows (Hardback reissue)

A Feast For Crows (Hardback reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2011

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 FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow's Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King's Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts.

A Storm of Swords (Hardback reissue)

A Storm of Swords (Hardback reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2011

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.

A Clash of Kings (Hardback reissue)

A Clash of Kings (Hardback reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2011

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 CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey - Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable. In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End - and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come... The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.

Songs of Love and Death

Songs of Love and Death

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2011

Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why hes one of the hottest stars in literature today with The Thing About Cassandra, a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows. Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents Love Hurts, in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell.

Down these Strange Streets

Down these Strange Streets

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2011

In Death by Dahlia, #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers to a lavish party that turns deadly. And with so many different creatures of the night in attendance, Dahlia will have a hard time identifying the most likely suspect.#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs thrills in In Red, with Pearls, as a werewolf PI races to crack a case involving zombies, witches, and the most horrifying creatures of them alllawyers.In Lord John and the Plague of Zombies, New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon follows Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where hes soon investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes, revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies.With these and thirteen more original tales, Down These Strange Streets takes you to the cities where fantasy and mystery collide and where private eyes who have seen it all find something lurking that is stranger still....

A Game of Thrones (Reissue)

A Game of Thrones (Reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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 GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. `So vivid that you'll be hooked within a few pages' The Times Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must ... and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

A Storm of Swords: Part 2 Blood and Gold (Reissue)

A Storm of Swords: Part 2 Blood and Gold (Reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series. `Colossal, staggering . . . one of the greats' SFX The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa Stark remains their captive. Meanwhile, across the ocean, Daenerys Stormborn, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.

A Feast for Crows (Reissue)

A Feast for Crows (Reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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 FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. `When the writing is this good, it's worth the wait' Entertainment Weekly The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow's Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. As plots, intrigue and battle threaten to engulf Westeros, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.

A Clash of Kings (Reissue)

A Clash of Kings (Reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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 CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series. `Nobody does fantasy quite like Martin' Sunday Times Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising. From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky - a comet the colour of blood and flame - five factions struggle for control of a divided land. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Against a backdrop of incest, fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory is measured in blood.

A Storm of Swords: Part 1 Steel and Snow (Reissue)

A Storm of Swords: Part 1 Steel and Snow (Reissue)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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: STEEL AND SNOW is the FIRST part of the third volume in the series. `Martin has captured the imagination of millions' Guardian Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb's defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his younger sisters in their power. Throughout Westeros, the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it.

Clash of Kings (Part Two)

Clash of Kings (Part Two)

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

George R. R. Martin's superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms. This second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey - Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable. In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End - and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come...The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.

Storm of Swords

Storm of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

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: STEEL AND SNOW is the FIRST part of the third volume in the series. Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb's defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his younger sisters in their power. Throughout Westeros, the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it.

Dance with Dragons

Dance with Dragons

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIESGAME OF THRONESDubbed ';the American Tolkien' by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark seriesas both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONSA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVEIn the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balancebeset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys's claim to Westeros forever.Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stonea structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.Praise for A Dance with Dragons ';Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.'The Washington Post ';Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.'The New York Times ';One of the best series in the history of fantasy.'Los Angeles TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.

A Dance With Dragons

A Dance With Dragons

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2011

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 DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2011

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 GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the GAME OF THRONES. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. The Game of Thrones. You win, or you die. Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire begins the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. Winter is coming...

Warriors

Warriors

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2011

George R. R. Martin, from his introduction to Warriors:People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world.Our contributors make up an all-star line-up of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thinga story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre theyre best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, an Emberverse story by S. M. Stirling, a Forever Peace story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams. Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable listening.

Songs of the Dying Earth

Songs of the Dying Earth

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2009

Contains:Thank You, Mr. Vance by Dean Koontz. 2009 by Dean Koontz.Preface by Jack Vance. 2009 by Jack Vance.The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale by Robert Silverberg. 2009 by Agberg, Ltd.Grolion of Almery by Matthew Hughes. 2009 by Matt Hughes Company Ltd.The Copsy Door by Terry Dowling. 2009 by Terry Dowling.Caulk the Witch-Chaser by Liz Williams. 2009 by Liz Williams.Inescapable by Mike Resnick. 2009 by Mike Resnick.Abrizonde by Walter Jon Williams. 2009 by Walter Jon Williams.The Traditions of Karzh by Paula Volsky. 2009 by Paula Volsky.The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod by Jeff VanderMeer. 2009 by Jeff VanderMeer.The Green Bird by Kage Baker. 2009 by Kage Baker.The Last Golden Thread by Phyllis Eisenstein. 2009 by Phyllis Eisenstein.An Incident in Uskvesh by Elizabeth Moon. 2009 by Elizabeth Moon.Sylgarmos Proclamation by Lucius Shepard. 2009 by Lucius Shepard.The Lamentably Comical Tragedy (or the Laughably Tragic Comedy) of Lival Laqavee by Tad Williams. 2009 by Tad Williams.Guyal the Curator by John C. Wright. 2009 by John C. Wright.The Good Magician by Glen Cook. 2009 by Glen Cook.The Return of the Fire Witch by Elizabeth Hand. 2009 by Elizabeth Hand.The Collegeum of Mauge by Byron Tetrick. 2009 by Byron Tetrick.Evillo the Uncunning by Tanith Lee. 2009 by Tanith Lee.The Guiding Nose of Ulfnt Banderoz by Dan Simmons. 2009 by Dan Simmons.Frogskin Cap by Howard Waldrop. 2009 by Howard Waldrop.A Night at the Tarn House by George R. R. Martin. 2009 by George R. R. Martin.An Invocation of Incuriosity by Neil Gaiman. 2009 by Neil Gaiman.

Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Abner Marsh has had his dearest wish come true - he has built the Fevre Dream, the finest steamship ever to sail the Mississippi. Abner hopes to race the boat some day, but his partner is making it hard for him to realise his ambition. Joshua York put up the money for the Fevre Dream, but now rumours have started about the company he keeps, his odd eating habits and strange hours. As the Dream sails the great river, it leaves in its wake one too many dark tales, until Abner is forced to face down the man who helped to make his dreams become reality.

Hunter's Run

Hunter's Run

Author: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2008

A powerful tale of betrayal, trickery and sheer human grit from a dream-team of authors In a fight outside a bar Ramon Espejo kills a man. Next day, all hell breaks loose. The dead man was a big shot, a diplomat on a mission to the out-world of Sao Paulo. Ramon goes on the run, heading north toward unexplored territory, land so far only glimpsed from orbit during the first colony surveys. Ramon has gone from being nothing in the hills of Mexico to being nothing on Sao Paulo. He makes a bare living prospecting for minerals. Maybe God meant him to be poor, or he wouldn't have made him so mean. He can't even remember why he killed the European, only the drinking, and the rage that followed. Better to be alone in the wild landscape ... off the map, beyond law and civilization. Each trip out he's sure will be the big one that'll make him rich. This one, too. Instead he finds something else, something terrifying. Or rather, it finds him, and uses him: as humans are used by species more intelligent than themselves. But Ramon Espejo is about to prove what a man is capable of. Ramon is about to demonstrate what it is to be human; to be angry, intelligent and alive. And he is about to discover his function in the broad flow of the universe. And why it was he killed the diplomat in the first place...

Selections from Dreamsongs 3

Selections from Dreamsongs 3

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2008

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into three stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.Whether writing about werewolves or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection. Included here in VOLUME III are acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Awardwinner The Skin Trade and the Nebula Awardwinner Portraits of His Children, as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight. Featuring extensive author commentary, DREAMSONGS, VOLUME III, is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativityand an unforgettable listening experience for fans old and new.From the Compact Disc edition.

Selections from Dreamsongs 2

Selections from Dreamsongs 2

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

BONUS: Each section includes extensive commentary read by author George R. R. MartinDubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into three stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.Whether writing about werewolves or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection. Included here in VOLUME II are acclaimed stories such as Sandkings, which won both the Nebula and Hugo awards, and the Bram Stoker Awardwinning The Pear-Shaped Man. Featuring extensive author commentary, DREAMSONGS, VOLUME II, is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativityand an unforgettable listening experience for fans old and new.From the Compact Disc edition.

Selections from Dreamsongs 1

Selections from Dreamsongs 1

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2007

BONUS FEATURE: Each section includes extensive commentary read by author George R. R. MartinDubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into three stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.Gathered here in VOLUME I are the very best of George R. R. Martins early works, including never-before-published fan pieces and his Hugo award-winning story, A Song for Lya. A dazzling array that features extensive author commentary, DREAMSONGS, VOLUME I, is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans.From the Compact Disc edition.

Dreamsongs A RRetrospective

Dreamsongs A RRetrospective

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

The book every George R.R. Martin fan has been waiting for: a magnificent collection of the best-selling author's most evocative short fiction GRRM: A RRETROSPECTIVE is a massive collection of the best of George R.R. Martin's short fiction, containing 32 short stories and novellas, including the Hugo-winning 'A Song for Lya', the Bram Stoker-winning 'The Pear-Shaped Man' and 'The Skin Trade', which won the World Fantasy Award and is generally acclaimed as the finest werewolf story of our time. As well as the stories themselves, which span Martin's multi-faceted career, there are two television scripts, voluminous author commentary, an introduction by award-winning editor and writer Gardner Dozois and a comprehensive bibliography. This must-have volume by one of the brightest stars in the field of imaginative fiction.

Dreamsongs A RRetrospective

Dreamsongs A RRetrospective

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

The book every George R.R. Martin fan has been waiting for: a magnificent collection of the best-selling author's most evocative short fiction, including Nightflyers - soon to be a Netflix TV series! GRRM: A RRETROSPECTIVE is a massive collection of the best of George R.R. Martin's short fiction, containing 32 short stories and novellas, including the Hugo-winning 'A Song for Lya', the Bram Stoker-winning 'The Pear-Shaped Man' and 'The Skin Trade', which won the World Fantasy Award and is generally acclaimed as the finest werewolf story of our time. As well as the stories themselves, which span Martin's multi-faceted career, there are two television scripts, voluminous author commentary, an introduction by award-winning editor and writer Gardner Dozois and a comprehensive bibliography. This must-have volume by one of the brightest stars in the field of imaginative fiction.

Clash of Kings

Clash of Kings

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES,AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any you have ever experienced.A CLASH OF KINGSA comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.From the Paperback edition.

Storm of Swords

Storm of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES,AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.A STORM OF SWORDSOf the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . .But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .From the Paperback edition.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESNominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American ReadFrom a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you've ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.A GAME OF THRONESA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONELong ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. To the south, the king's powers are failinghis most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won't let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.

Feast for Crows

Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFew books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin's monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . .. only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.A Feast for CrowsIt seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King's Landing. Robb Stark's demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still existor they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising facessome familiar, others only just appearingare seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guestsbut only a few are the survivors.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2001

Abner Marsh has had his dearest wish come true - he has built the Fevre Dream, the finest steamship ever to sail the Mississippi. Abner hopes to race the boat some day, but his partner is making it hard for him to realise his ambition. Joshua York put up the money for the Fevre Dream, but now rumours have started about the company he keeps, his odd eating habits and strange hours. As the Dream sails the great river, it leaves in its wake one too many dark tales, until Abner is forced to face down the man who helped to make his dreams become reality.

Dying Of The Light

Dying Of The Light

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2000

A whisperjewel from Gwen Delvano calls Dirk t'Larien across space and beyond the Tempter's Veil to Worlorn, a dying Festival planet of rock and ice. Warlorn is slowly drifting through twilight to neverending night; as the planet sinks into darkness, so its inhabitants face annihilation. Seven years ago, on Avalon, Gwen was Dirk's lover, his Guenevere; now she wears the jade-and-silver bond of Jaantony Riv Wolf high-Ironjade Vikary, a barbarian visionary, an outcast from his own people for his acts of violence. And Garse Janacek, Jaan's *teyn*, his shieldmate, is also bound to Gwen -- in hatred. Dirk, a rogue and a wanderer, is called to be saviour of the three who are bonded together in love and hate. But in breaking their triangle, he could lose all ...

Sfi3

Sfi3

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2000

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/1996

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