Author(s): George R. R. Martin
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 on 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.
'It has captured the imaginations of millions for the same reason the archetypal dramas of Homer, Sophocles or Shakespeare have lasted for milennia' Guardian 'What an epic journey. I just love the whole concept' Martina Cole 'When times are tough, there is no better distraction than these magical tales' Guardian 'Martin has not only raised the bar for writers of epic fantasy but pushed and stretched the boundaries of the novel itself' The Times 'Fantasy fiction's equivalent to THE WIRE' Telegraph 'Complex storylines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing, and the willingness to kill off even his major characters' LA Times 'Mr Martin is a literary dervish, bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers' New York Times
George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.