From the Publisher
GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON
Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, George R.
R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle
of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling
author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series-as both
familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven
Kingdoms hangs in the balance-beset by newly emerging threats from
every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of
House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city
built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and
many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man
embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely
different goal in mind.
Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister,
too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this
quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies
one who could undo Daenerys's claim to Westeros forever.
Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone-a
structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow,
998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, will face his greatest
challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but
also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.
From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are
perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and
skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable
obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of
darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of
destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of
About the Author
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York
Times bestselling author of many novels, including the
acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire-A Game of Thrones, A
Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and
A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked
on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various
feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the
lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
About the Book
Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by "TIME" magazine, Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
Published: July 12, 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553801473
ISBN - 13: 9780553801477