The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King’s Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike. In Dragonstone, Robert’s brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm’s End – and Eddard Stark’s 15-year-old-son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer’s end. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the Dragon King’s daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.
What the critics say:
‘Colossal, staggering… Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome’ - SFX
‘The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads… Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias’ - Guardian
OCD 567 • 978-0-85735-597-3
|Playing time: 18hrs 36mins|
This audio book contains strong language and/or explicit scenes