Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 2.33 × 2 × 1.5 in
Published: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0449011909
ISBN - 13: 9780449011904
About the Book
Here is the third volume in Martin's magnificent cycle that includes "A Game of Thrones" and "A Clash of Kings." As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Unabridged.
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Prologue The day was grey and bitter cold, and the dogs would not take the scent. The big black bitch had taken one sniff at the bear tracks, backed off, and skulked back to the pack with her tail between her legs. The dogs huddled together miserably on the riverbank as the wind snapped at them. Chett felt it too, biting through his layers of black wool and boiled leather. It was too bloody cold for man or beast, but here they were. His mouth twisted, and he could almost feel the boils that covered his cheeks and neck growing red and angry. I should be safe back at the Wall, tending the bloody ravens and making fires for old Maester Aemon. It was the bastard Jon Snow who had taken that from him, him and his fat friend Sam Tarly. It was their fault he was here, freezing his bloody balls off with a pack of hounds deep in the haunted forest. "Seven hells.” He gave the leashes a hard yank to get the dogs'' attention. "Track, you bastards. That''s a bear print. You want some meat or no? Find!" But the hounds only huddled closer, whining. Chett snapped his short lash above their heads, and the black bitch snarled at him. "Dog meat would taste as good as bear," he warned her, his breath frosting with every word. Lark the Sisterman stood with his arms crossed over his chest and his hands tucked up into his armpits. He wore black wool gloves, but he was always complaining how his fingers were frozen. "It''s too bloody cold to hunt,'''' he said. "Bugger this bear, he''s not worth
From the Publisher
THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF
THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.
Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle
of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash
of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine
masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre
has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill
these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever
experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's
stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great
achievements of imaginative fiction.
A STORM OF SWORDS
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in
disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as
alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on
the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven
Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and
disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her
evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North
from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised
Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's
Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way
across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys,
mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . .
But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an
army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of
civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others-a
supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are
unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one
will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable
storm of swords. . . .
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
"A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to
"I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he
always delivers."-Robert Jordan
From the Paperback edition.