Mercy and revenge are but two sides of the coin in the latest thrilling installment of bestselling author Daniel Abraham's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's classic fantasy! To the victors belong the spoils: thus has it always been for the savage nomads of the Dothraki. But when Daenerys finds that the spoils include helpless women, she intercedes-triggering angry dissension between Khal Drogo and his men. Drogo's word is law . . . yet the strange ways of his Targaryen bride undercut his authority. Now wounded, Drogo is weaker still. Yet help comes from an unexpected quarter: Among the rescued women, a healer steps forward, eager to repay her debt. Meanwhile, across the sea, another debt is about to be paid. As Arya Stark fights to survive on the streets of King's Landing, the newly crowned King Joffrey prepares an unpleasant surprise for her imprisoned father, Lord Eddard.