By George R. R. Martin
THE ebook in the back of the second one SEASON OF online game OF THRONES, AN unique sequence NOW ON HBO.
In this eagerly awaited sequel to A online game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a piece of unsurpassed imaginative and prescient, energy, and mind's eye. A conflict of Kings transports us to a global of revelry and revenge, wizardry and battle not like any you've ever experienced.
A conflict OF KINGS
A comet the colour of blood and flame cuts around the sky. And from the traditional fortress of Dragonstone to the forbidding beaches of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions fight for keep an eye on of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, getting ready to stake their claims via tempest, turmoil, and battle. it's a story during which brother plots opposed to brother and the lifeless upward push to stroll within the evening. the following a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the brain prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild males descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the geographical region. opposed to a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and homicide, victory may work to the lads and ladies possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For while kings conflict, the full land trembles.
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The trail they rode wound up and up, into naked and stony hills. quickly they have been out of sight of the ocean, although the odor of salt nonetheless hung sharp within the damp air. They stored a gradual plodding velocity, prior a shepherd's croft and the deserted workings of a mine. This new, holy Aeron Greyjoy used to be no longer a lot for speak. They rode in a gloom of silence. ultimately Theon may possibly endure it now not. “Robb Stark is Lord of Winterfell now,” he stated. Aeron rode on. “One wolf is far just like the different. ” “Robb has damaged fealty with the Iron Throne and topped himself King within the North. there is struggle. ” “The maester's ravens fly over salt once rock. This information is previous and chilly. ” “It capacity a brand new day, Uncle. ” “Every morning brings a brand new day, very like the previous. ” “In Riverrun, they might let you know varied. they are saying the purple comet is a usher in of a brand new age. A messenger from the gods. ” “A signal it is,” the priest agreed, “but from our god, now not theirs. A burning model it really is, comparable to our humans carried of outdated. it's the flame the Drowned God introduced from the ocean, and it publicizes a emerging tide. it's time to hoist our sails and move forth into the realm with hearth and sword, as he did. ” Theon smiled. “I couldn't agree extra. ” “A guy concurs with god as a raindrop with the typhoon. ” This raindrop will sooner or later be a king, previous guy. Theon had suffered really adequate of his uncle's gloom. He placed his spurs into his horse and trotted on forward, smiling. It was once nigh on sundown after they reached the partitions of Pyke, a crescent of darkish stone that ran from cliff to cliff, with the gatehouse within the heart and 3 sq. towers to both sides. Theon may perhaps nonetheless make out the scars left by means of the stones of Robert Baratheon's catapults. a brand new south tower had risen from the ruins of the previous, its stone a paler colour of gray, and as but unmarred through patches of lichen. That was once the place Robert had made his breach, swarming in over the rubble and corpses along with his warhammer in hand and Ned Stark at his aspect. Theon had watched from the protection of the ocean Tower, and occasionally he nonetheless observed the torches in his goals, and heard the boring thunder of the cave in. The gates stood open to him, the rusted iron portcullis drawn up. The guards atop the battlements watched with strangers' eyes as Theon Greyjoy got here domestic eventually. past the curtain wall have been part 100 acres of headland tough opposed to the sky and the ocean. The stables have been the following, and the kennels, and a scatter of alternative outbuildings. Sheep and swine huddled of their pens whereas the citadel canines ran loose. To the south have been the cliffs, and the huge stone bridge to the nice continue. Theon might listen the crashing of waves as he swung down from his saddle. A stableman got here to take his horse. a couple of gaunt teenagers and a few thralls stared at him with uninteresting eyes, yet there has been no signal of his lord father, nor an individual else he recalled from boyhood. A bleak and sour homecoming, he inspiration. The priest had now not dismounted. “Will you now not remain the evening and percentage our meat and mead, Uncle? ” “Bring you, i used to be instructed.