By George R. R. Martin
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Few books have captivated the mind's eye and gained the devotion and compliment of readers and critics in every single place as has George R. R. Martin’s huge epic cycle of excessive fable that started with A online game of Thrones. Now, in A banquet for Crows, Martin gives you the long-awaited fourth ebook of his landmark sequence, as a country torn asunder unearths itself eventually near to peace . . . simply to be introduced on an excellent extra terrifying process destruction.
A banquet for Crows
It turns out too stable to be real. 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 sounds as if. . . . With the demise of the colossal King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s touchdown. Robb Stark’s death has damaged the again of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered through the country like seeds on barren soil. Few valid claims to the as soon as desperately sought Iron Throne nonetheless exist—or they're held in arms too susceptible or too far-off to wield them successfully. The battle, which raged uncontrolled for therefore lengthy, has burned itself out.
But as within the aftermath of any climactic fight, it's not lengthy prior to the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters begin to assemble, making a choice on over the bones of the useless and combating for the spoils of the soon-to-be useless. Now within the Seven Kingdoms, because the human crows gather over a ceremonial dinner of ashes, bold new plots and unsafe new alliances are shaped, whereas miraculous faces—some accepted, others merely simply appearing—are visible rising from an ominous twilight of prior struggles and chaos to absorb the demanding situations forward.
It is a time while the clever and the bold, the deceitful and the robust will collect the abilities, the facility, and the magic to outlive the stark and bad occasions that lie ahead of them. it's a time for nobles and commoners, squaddies and sorcerers, assassins and sages to return jointly and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a ceremonial dinner for crows, many are the guests—but just a couple of are the survivors.
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