A game of thrones
Martin George R.r
In a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their army of the dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land. After more than a decade devoted primarily to TV and screen work, Martin (The Armageddon Rag, 1983) makes a triumphant return to high fantasy with this extraordinarily rich new novel, the first of a trilogy. Although conventional in form, the book stands out from similar work by Eddings, Brooks and others by virtue of its superbly developed characters, accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness. Although the romance of chivalry is central to the culture of the Seven Kingdoms, and tournaments, derring-do and handsome knights abound, these trappings merely giv
The Killing Dance
Hamilton Laurell Kaye
"These days my life is a cross between preternatural soap opera and an action-adventure movie". The sixth book in the Anita Blake series finds the vampire hunter with a bounty on her head. With a million dollars offered for her dead, Anita turns to an alpha werewolf and a master vampire for help.