By George R. R. Martin
THE publication at the back of THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO sequence GAME OF THRONES
Few books have captivated the mind's eye and gained the devotion and compliment of readers and critics far and wide as has George R. R. Martin’s huge epic cycle of excessive delusion. Now, in A banquet for Crows, Martin supplies the long-awaited fourth ebook of his landmark sequence, as a nation torn asunder unearths itself ultimately close to peace . . . simply to be introduced on an excellent extra terrifying process destruction.
A banquet FOR CROWS
It turns out too stable to be actual. After centuries of sour strife and deadly treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated each other into an uneasy truce. Or so it seems that. . . . With the loss of life of the tremendous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s touchdown. Robb Stark’s loss of life has damaged the again of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered in the course of the nation like seeds on barren soil. Few valid claims to the as soon as desperately sought Iron Throne nonetheless exist—or they're held in fingers too susceptible or too far away to wield them successfully. The warfare, which raged uncontrolled for thus lengthy, has burned itself out.
But as within the aftermath of any climactic fight, it's not lengthy ahead of the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters begin to assemble, picking out over the bones of the lifeless and combating for the spoils of the soon-to-be lifeless. Now within the Seven Kingdoms, because the human crows gather over a ceremonial dinner of ashes, bold new plots and hazardous new alliances are shaped, whereas dazzling faces—some primary, others merely simply appearing—are noticeable rising from an ominous twilight of prior struggles and chaos to soak up the demanding situations forward.
It is a time whilst the clever and the formidable, the deceitful and the powerful will collect the abilities, the facility, and the magic to outlive the stark and poor instances that lie prior to them. it's a time for nobles and commoners, infantrymen and sorcerers, assassins and sages to return jointly and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a banquet for crows, many are the guests—but just a couple of are the survivors.
From the Hardcover edition.