« Au septième jour, une nuée de corbeaux jaillit des tours de Peyredragon pour propager la parole de lord Aegon aux Sept Couronnes de Westeros. Ils volaient vers les sept rois, vers la Citadelle de Villevieille, vers les seigneurs tant petits que grands. Tous apportaient le même message : à compter de ce jour, il n'y aurait plus à Westeros qu'un roi unique. Ceux qui ploieraient le genou devant Aegon de la maison Targaryen conserveraient terres et titres. Ceux qui prendraient les armes contre lui seraient jetés à bas, humiliés et anéantis. »
Trois cents ans avant les événements du Trône de Fer, Feu et sang raconte l'unification des sept royaumes.
Chrysalide, la reine du monde underground des jokers, a été brutalement assassinée dans son célèbre restaurant, le Crystal Palace. Jay Ackroyd, l'ace détective privé qui a découvert son corps démembré, et Daniel Brennan, dit l'Archer, à qui l'on veut faire porter le chapeau, sont sur la piste du tueur. Leur enquête prend des allures d'odyssée cauchemardesque où s'entremêlent la violence, la passion et les plus sordides intrigues politiques.
Une sombre menace s'éveille sur Ellis Island, face à laquelle les dissensions entre as, jokers et humains paraissent bien vaines. Des créatures capables de transférer leur esprit dans n'importe quel corps se servent d'innocents pour commettre leurs crimes odieux, avant de les abandonner aux conséquences de leurs actes. Il pourrait bien s'agir du plus grand péril que la communauté des Wild Cards ait jamais connu, car même les as ne sont pas immunisés contre leurs méfaits...
George R.R. Martin, l'auteur du Trône de fer, a convoqué certaines des plus fines plumes de la science-fiction américaine pour bâtir un univers post-apocalyptique jouissif dans lequel il revisite l'histoire de la fin du XXe siècle.
Mississippi, 1857. Quel capitaine de vapeur sensé refuserait le marché de Joshua York ? Cet armateur aux allures de dandy romantique offre des fonds illimités pour faire construire le navire le plus grand, le plus rapide et le plus somptueux que le fleuve ait jamais connu. En échange de quoi ses exigences paraissent bien raisonnables : garder la maîtrise des horaires et des destinations, et, surtout, ne jamais être dérangé dans sa cabine hermétiquement close, dont il ne sort qu'une fois la nuit tombée.
Voilà enfin l'occasion qu'attendait le capitaine Marsh, vieux loup de rivière, pour relancer sa compagnie en perte de vitesse. Si ce formidable vapeur lui permet de coiffer ses concurrents au poteau, peu lui importe les lubies de l'étrange armateur.
Jusqu'au jour où une vague de meurtres sanglants apparaît dans le sillage du Rêve de Fevre...
Sous les ruines d'un monde ancien grouille la vie... Dans une ville croulante, sur une planète mourante et oubliée de tous, le jeune Annelyn profite de la fête organisée à l'occasion de la nouvelle Mascarade solaire. Superbe dans son costume de soie, son arrogance est à la hauteur de sa beauté. Quand il est moqué devant ses nobles amis par le Viandard, chasseur de grouns, il échafaude un plan de revanche. Mais la terrible vérité qui se cache derrière l'histoire de son ennemi va transformer sa tentative en une inexorable descente aux enfers...
Dans cette anthologie, George R.R. Martin a convoqué les plus belles plumes féminines de la scène imaginaire. Cet ensemble de nouvelles célèbre les femmes : mères de famille ou séductrices, princesses ou roturières, innocentes ou coupables, riches héritières ou pilotes émérites, toutes ces héroïnes ont un incroyable destin qui ne demande qu'à s'accomplir !
The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.
GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.A FEAST FOR CROWSIt seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist--or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble oer a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces--some familiar, others only just appearing--are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests--but only a few are the survivors.From the Hardcover edition.
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.
Return to the unique and evocative world of The Dying Earth in this tribute anthology featuring the most distinguished fantasists of our day. Here are twenty-one brand-new adventures set in the world of Jack Vance's greatest novel.
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.
Presents the fourth installment of George R R Martin's classic "A Song of Ice and Fire." This work aims to bring to life the dark magic, intrigue, and terrible bloodshed, as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past.
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 DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series.
Even before the enormous success of A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had secured his reputation as one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. The second of two thrilling collections, Dreamsongs: Volume II continues the story of his amazing journey from a young writer to a #1 New York Times bestselling force of nature.
Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, as demonstrated in this dazzling collection. Dreamsongs: Volume II contains acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner The Skin Trade, as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight--plus two early screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume II is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity--and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new.
Science fiction, fantasy and horror fans alike will be blown away by the diversity and quality of stories. . . . This extraordinary collection is one to cherish.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.--The Guardian (U.K.) PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.--Time Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.--The New York Times I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.--Robert Jordan
GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONSA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever.Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful fos not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.From the Hardcover edition.
The epic saga that inspired HBOs Game of Thrones made George R. R. Martin an international phenomenon, but theres 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 Martins early writings; Fevre Dream, the acclaimed authors 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, Martins virtuosic talents will surprise and delight even his most devoted fans.
A GAME OF THRONES The only fantasy series Id put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings . . . Its a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who dont 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 kingdoms protective Wall, the kings 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 kings new Hand, an appoinment 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 Martins early works, including his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awardwinning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which his New York Times bestselling childrens book of the same title originated. With extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat, offering fascinating insights into Martins 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 somethings amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesnt care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marshs 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 humankinds most impossible dream.
THE ARMAGEDDON RAG The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties Ive ever read.--Stephen King Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the sixties--until hes 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.
Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones--perfect introductions to the work of their authors--and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season.
ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with "Homecoming," a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream . . . or is it a memory?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in "The Sworn Sword," set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire.
ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne'er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in "The Yazoo Queen." DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga--Lord John Grey--in "Lord John and the Succubus," a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War.
ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor's early history--and remote future--as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in "The Book of Changes." TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in "The Happiest Dead Boy in the World." ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming "Beyond Between." RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in "The Messenger." ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in "Threshold," set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series.
NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award-winning novel American Gods in "The Monarch of the Glen." TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in "Indomitable," the tale of Jair Ohmsford's desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed only with the magic of illusion.
From the Hardcover edition.
GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.Here is the second volume in GEORGE R. R. MARTIN’S magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords. 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 CLASH OF KINGSA comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon--who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the en and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
A whisperjewel summoned him to Worlorn, and a love he thought heyes'>#8217;d lost. But Worlorn isnyes'>#8217;t the world Dirk tyes'>#8217;Larien imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight, forever falling toward night. Amid this bleak landscape is a violent clash of cultures in which there is no code of honoryes'>#8212;and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable. Caught up in a dangerous triangle, Gwen is in need of Dirkyes'>#8217;s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed heryes'>#8212;and his cunning cohort. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and ityes'>#8217;s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. While each will fight to stay alive, one is waiting for escape, one for revenge, and another for a brutal, untimely demise.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that somethings amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesnt care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marshs dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he wont earn back his investment in a decade. Yorks reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marshs concern--no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious Yorks actions may prove. 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 humankinds most impossible dream.