Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George
R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of
Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising
saga since The Lord of the Rings. 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.