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Canción de hielo y fuego IV "Cuando se apaga el clamor de las espadas, solamente queda carroña para los cuervos". Tras siglos de guerras descarnadas, los siete poderes que dividen la tierra se han diezmado unos a otros hasta alcanzar una difícil tregua. Muy pocos reclamos legítimos existen ya por el Trono de Hierro, y la guerra que ha convertido al mundo en poco más que un desierto al fin ha terminado. O eso parece. Pero no pasa mucho tiempo antes de que los sobrevivientes, los proscritos, los renegados y los carroñeros de los Siete Reinos se reúnan. Ahora, como cuervos humanos que acechan un banquete de cenizas, nuevas intrigas y peligrosas alianzas se forman, a la vez que rostros sorprendentes --algunos familiares, otros desconocidos-- emergen de un siniestro crepúsculo de caos y luchas pasadas para sumir los desafíos de los terribles tiempos que se avecinan. Nobles y plebeyos, soldados y hechiceros, asesinos y sabios se unen para hacer valer su vida y sus fortunas. Porque en un festín de cuervos, muchos son los invitados. . . pero sólo unos pocos logran sobrevivir. "Festín de cuervos es una aventura magistralmente escrita, de ritmo vertiginoso y emocionalmente compleja". --Newsday
Festín de cuervos es el cuarto volumen de Canción de hielo y fuego, la monumental saga de fantasía épica del escritor George R. R. Martin que ha vendido más de 20 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. La saga que inspiró la filmación de la aclamada serie televisiva de HBO: Game of Thrones.Cuando se apaga el clamor de las espadas, solamente queda carroña para los cuervos. Luego de siglos de guerras descarnadas, los siete poderes que dividen la tierra se han diezmado unos a otros hasta alcanzar una difícil tregua. Muy pocos reclamos legítimos existen ya por el Trono de Hierro, y la guerra que ha convertido al mundo en poco más que un desierto al fin ha terminado. O eso parece. Pero no pasa mucho tiempo antes de que los sobrevivientes, los proscritos, los renegados y los carroñeros de los Siete Reinos se reúnan.Ahora, como cuervos humanos que acechan un banquete de cenizas, nuevas intrigas y peligrosas alianzas se forman, a la vez que rostros sorprendentes algunos familiares, otros desconocidos emergen de un siniestro crepúsculo de caos y luchas pasadas para asumir los desafíos de los terribles tiempos que se avecinan. Nobles y plebeyos, soldados y hechiceros, asesinos y sabios se unen para hacer valer su vida y sus fortunas. Porque en un festín de cuervos, muchos son los invitados... pero sólo unos pocos logran sobrevivir.
When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something's amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn't care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh's dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won't earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh's concern--no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove. Marsh meant to turn down York's offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolve--coupled with the terrible force of York's mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare...and mankind's most impossible dream. Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire's quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman's dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this book, readers get to know the hardbitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct--or "Fort Freak," as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human.
A Game of Thrones 5-Book Bundle: (Song of Ice and Fire Series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragonsby George R. R. Martin
For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones are together in one bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin--dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine--international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. <P><P> Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse--unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. <P> Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister--the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. <P> Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki--whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFrom a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you've ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere. A GAME OF THRONESA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. To the south, the king's powers are failing--his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won't let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.From the Hardcover edition.
The epic saga that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones made George R. R. Martin an international phenomenon, but there's much more to this versatile, prolific, and original author. In addition to the book that kicks off A Song of Ice of Fire, this eBook bundle includes Dreamsongs: Volume I, which showcases Martin's early writings; Fevre Dream, the acclaimed author's reinvention of the vampire novel; and The Armageddon Rag, a thrilling story of psychedelic--and apocalyptic--rock. Spanning genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and suspense, Martin's virtuosic talents will surprise and delight even his most devoted fans. A GAME OF THRONES "The only fantasy series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings . . . It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy."--Chicago Tribune In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As sinister forces mass beyond the kingdom's protective Wall, the king's powers are failing--his most trusted adviser is dead and his enemies are emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself. DREAMSONGS: VOLUME I "The ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other."--The Guardian (U.K.) Gathered here are the very best of Martin's early works, including his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker award-winning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which his New York Times bestselling children's book of the same title originated. With extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat, offering fascinating insights into Martin's journey from young writer to award-winning master. FEVRE DREAM "An adventure into the heart of darkness that transcends even the most inventive vampire novels."--Los Angeles Herald Examiner Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something's amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn't care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh's dilapidated fleet. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare--and humankind's most impossible dream. THE ARMAGEDDON RAG "The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I've ever read."--Stephen King Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the sixties--until he's drawn back by the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgûl. As Sandy investigates the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgûl along with a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change.
George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin--dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine--has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries "Game of Thrones."This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS
Running from poverty and hopelessness, Ramón Espejo boarded one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the new life he found on the far-off planet of São Paulo was no better than the one he abandoned. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him. Deadly violence ensues, forcing Ramón to flee into the wilderness. Mercifully, almost happily alone--far from the loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor--the luckless prospector is finally free to search for the one rich strike that could make him wealthy. But what he stumbles upon instead is an advanced alien race in hiding: desperate fugitives, like him, on a world not their own. Suddenly in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret and caught up in an extraordinary manhunt on a hostile, unpredictable planet, Ramón must first escape . . . and then, somehow, survive. And his deadliest enemy is himself.
HBO's Game of Thrones reigns as cable's highest-rated series. This official companion book gives fans new ways to enter this fictional world and discover more about the beloved (and reviled) characters and the electrifying plotlines. Hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and insider stories reveal how the show's creators translated George R. R. Martin's best-selling fantasy series into the world of Westeros. Featuring interviews with key actors and crew members that capture the best scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons, as well as a preface by George R. R. Martin, this special volume offers exclusive access to this unprecedented television series.
On Wild Card Day, an evil genius unleashes the forces of darkness under the streets of Manhattan.
Bloat, the boy governor of the Rox, had dreams as big as his monstrous joker body. He wanted to make Ellis Island a haven for his people.
Juego de tronos es el primer volumen de Canción de hielo y fuego, la monumental saga de fantasía épica del escritor George R. R. Martin que ha vendido más de 20 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. De la saga que inspiró la filmación de la aclamada serie televisiva de HBO: Game of Thrones.En el legendario mundo de los Siete Reinos, donde el verano puede durar décadas y el invierno toda una vida, y donde rastros de una magia inmemorial surgen en los rincones más sombríos, la tierra del norte, Invernalia, está resguardada por un colosal muro de hielo que detiene a fuerzas oscuras y sobrenaturales.En este majestuoso escenario, lord Stark y su familia se encuentran en el centro de un conflicto que desatará todas las pasiones: la traición y la lealtad, la compasión y la sed de venganza, el amor y el poder, la lujuria y el incesto, todo ello para ganar la más mortal de las batallas: el trono de hierro, una poderosa trampa que atrapará a los personajes... y al lector.
Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals--in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg--whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits. Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn't dead--yet.From the Hardcover edition.
A beautiful young reporter and a small group of jokers and aces have unearthed evidence of a conspiracy of Card Sharks.
Si el pasado es prólogo, la obra maestra de George R.R. Martin -Juego de Tronos, la saga fantástica más innovadora y trepidante de nuestra época- se merecía una introducción excepcional. Por fin, con El mundo de hielo y fuego, la tenemos.Con más de 170 imágenes originales a todo color.Este libro magníficamente ilustrado es una historia completa de los Siete Reinos, animada por vibrantes descripciones de las épicas batallas, enconadas rivalidades y audaces rebeliones que desembocan en la trama de Canción de hielo y fuego y de la serie de HBO Game of thrones.En una colaboración preparada desde hace años, George R.R. Martin ha formado equipo con Elio M. García Jr. y Linda Antonsson, fundadores del prestigioso fan site Westeros.org, quizá las únicas personas que conocen casi tan bien el mundo de la saga como su visionario creador.Se reúne aquí todo el saber acumulado, todas las teorías eruditas y todo el acervo de relatos populares de maestres, septones, magos y bardos, en una crónica que empieza por la Era del Amanecer y sigue por la Edad de los Héroes, la aparición de los primeros hombres, la llegada de Aegon el Conquistador, el establecimiento del Trono de Hierro por Aegon, la Rebelión de Robert y la caída del Rey Loco, Aerys II Targaryen, causantes de las peripecias "actuales" de los Stark, los Lannister, los Baratheon y los Targaryen. Complemento definitivo del universo que tan deslumbrantemente ha ideado George R.R. Martin, El mundo de hielo y fuego es sin duda la demostración de que es más poderosa la pluma que una tormenta de espadas.
Fifteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award winning editor Gardner Dozois Burroughs's A Princess of Mars. Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. Heinlein's Red Planet. These and so many more inspired generations of readers with a sense that science fiction's greatest wonders did not necessarily lie far in the future or light-years across the galaxy but were to be found right now on a nearby world tantalizingly similar to our own--a red planet that burned like an ember in our night sky . . . and in our imaginations. This new anthology of fifteen all-original science fiction stories, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, celebrates the Golden Age of Science Fiction, an era filled with tales of interplanetary colonization and derring-do. Before the advent of powerful telescopes and space probes, our solar system could be imagined as teeming with strange life-forms and ancient civilizations--by no means always friendly to the dominant species of Earth. And of all the planets orbiting that G-class star we call the Sun, none was so steeped in an aura of romantic decadence, thrilling mystery, and gung-ho adventure as Mars. Join such seminal contributors as Michael Moorcock, Mike Resnick, Joe R. Lansdale, S. M. Stirling, Mary Rosenblum, Ian McDonald, Liz Williams, James S. A. Corey, and others in this brilliant retro anthology that turns its back on the cold, all-but-airless Mars of the Mariner probes and instead embraces an older, more welcoming, more exotic Mars: a planet of ancient canals cutting through red deserts studded with the ruined cities of dying races. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY James S. A. Corey * Phyllis Eisenstein * Matthew Hughes * Joe R. Lansdale * David D. Levine * Ian McDonald * Michael Moorcock * Mike Resnick * Chris Roberson * Mary Rosenblum * Melinda Snodgrass * Allen M. Steele * S. M. Stirling * Howard Waldrop * Liz Williams And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!Praise for Old Mars "Strong, fun and evocative."--Tor.com "A fantastic anthology . . . Pulp magic lives in these pages."--BookhoundFrom the Hardcover edition.
Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs's Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain" to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis's Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth's next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century's space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don't despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction's best writers--edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois--turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors--including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more--as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY Eleanor Arnason * Elizabeth Bear * David Brin * Tobias S. Buckell * Michael Cassutt * Joe Haldeman * Matthew Hughes * Gwyneth Jones * Joe R. Lansdale * Stephen Leigh * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Garth Nix * Mike Resnick * Allen M. Steele * Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner Dozois
Something strange and dangerous is stirring on Ellis Island, dangerous enough to subdue even the white-hot tensions between Wild Cards and naturals.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors--including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you're a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart--and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie * Daniel Abraham * David W. Ball * Paul Cornell * Bradley Denton * Phyllis Eisenstein * Gillian Flynn * Neil Gaiman * Matthew Hughes * Joe R. Lansdale * Scott Lynch * Garth Nix * Cherie Priest * Patrick Rothfuss * Steven Saylor * Michael Swanwick * Lisa Tuttle * Carrie Vaughn * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!Praise for Rogues "Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate."--Library Journal
In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a post-apocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he's one of the hottest stars in literature today with "The Thing About Cassandra," a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in "A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows." Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby--no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents "Love Hurts," in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE, JO BEVERLEY, JIM BUTCHER, JACQUELINE CAREY, DIANA GABALDON, NEIL GAIMAN, YASMINE GALENORN, M.L.N. HANOVER, ROBIN HOBB, CECELIA HOLLAND, TANITH LEE, MARJORIE M. LIU, MARY JO PUTNEY, LINNEA SINCLAIR, MELINDA SNODGRASS, LISA TUTTLE, CARRIE VAUGHN.
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 SWORDSOf 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 Paperback edition.
Tormenta de espadas es el tercer volumen de Canción de hielo y fuego, la monumental saga de fantasía épica del escritor George R. R. Martin que ha vendido más de 20 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo.La saga que inspiró la filmación de la aclamada serie televisiva de HBO: Game of Thrones.Arrasados por la guerra, los Siete Reinos pronto sufrirán el larguísimo invierno que se predice como inusitadamente crudo. Y mientras empeoran la violencia y el clima, los personajes entrañables e infames que ya conocemos continúan debatiéndose entre feroces batallas y perversas intrigas palaciegas: Joffrey, el cruel rey adolescente, hace de las suyas ante el azoro de los propios miembros de su clan, los Lannister; Robb Stark, rey de Invernalia, ha ganado todos sus combates, pero está perdiendo la guerra; Daenerys Targaryen, la princesa de los tres dragones, ya está al frente de un ejército de mercenarios para cumplir su destino: recuperar el reino del cual fue despojada. Pero también otra fuerza armada, con la que nadie contaba, surge desde más allá del Muro de Hielo: se trata de los Otros, un ejército sobrenatural de muertos vivientes, cuyos cuerpos inertes no po drán ser detenidos.Ésta es Tormenta de espadas, la tercera entrega de Canción de hielo y fuego que, además de enriquecer el universo imaginario de la saga, pone a prueba a todos sus personajes principales. Algunos pierden pero otros, como el autor mismo, se robustecen.La crítica ha dicho sobre la novela:"¿Puede una saga de fantasía épica ser cada vez mejor con cada entrega? Todo apunta en la misma dirección: esta serie es el premio mayor, y Martin se corona como el único rey legítimo de la historia. Juego de tronos sentó las bases para un comienzo sólido y fascinante, Choque de reyes superó todas las expectativas, pero es Tormenta de espadas el as bajo la manga que convierte a Martin en el mejor escritor de fantasía de todos los tiempos." - Paul Hughes, Amazon.com
A collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Haviland Tuf, a former trader turned ecological engineer.
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