Author(s): George R. R. Martin
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series. 'When times are tough there is no better distraction than these magical tales' Guardian 'There are two sorts of people. The players and the pieces ...Every man's a piece to start with, and every maid as well. Even some who think they are players' The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of an old tyrant if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister has escaped the clutches of the depraved Lannisters, Sansa Stark remains their captive. Meanwhile, across the ocean, the last heir of the Dragon King approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.
'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best' Time 'I can't begin to tell you how much I love GAME OF THRONES' Jon Ronson 'When times are tough, there is no better distraction than these magical tales' Guardian 'Martin has not only raised the bar for writers of epic fantasy but pushed and stretched the boundaries of the novel itself' The Times 'Fantasy fiction's equivalent to THE WIRE' Telegraph 'Complex storylines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing, and the willingness to kill off even his major characters' LA Times 'Mr Martin is a literary dervish, bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers' New York Times
George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.