By George R. R. Martin
It kind of feels too solid to be real. After centuries of sour strife and deadly treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated each other into an uneasy truce. Or so it seems that. . . . With the dying of the gigantic King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s touchdown. Robb Stark’s dying has damaged the again of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered through the nation like seeds on barren soil. Few valid claims to the as soon as desperately sought Iron Throne nonetheless exist—or they're held in arms too vulnerable or too far away to wield them successfully. The warfare, which raged uncontrolled for therefore lengthy, has burned itself out.
But as within the aftermath of any climactic fight, it isn't lengthy sooner than the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters begin to assemble, picking out over the bones of the lifeless and struggling with for the spoils of the soon-to-be lifeless. Now within the Seven Kingdoms, because the human crows gather over a ceremonial dinner of ashes, bold new plots and unsafe new alliances are shaped, whereas brilliant faces—some universal, others in simple terms simply appearing—are noticeable rising from an ominous twilight of prior struggles and chaos to soak up the demanding situations forward.
It is a time whilst the clever and the bold, the deceitful and the powerful will gather the talents, the facility, and the magic to outlive the stark and poor occasions that lie earlier than them. it's a time for nobles and commoners, squaddies and sorcerers, assassins and sages to return jointly and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a banquet for crows, many are the guests—but just a couple of are the survivors.
Few books have captivated the mind's eye and received the devotion and compliment of readers and critics all over the place as has George R. R. Martin’s huge epic cycle of excessive delusion that all started with A online game of Thrones. Now, in A dinner party for Crows, Martin can provide the long-awaited fourth e-book of his landmark sequence, as a state torn asunder unearths itself ultimately close to peace . . . simply to be introduced on an excellent extra terrifying process destruction.
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If the French Dragoons rode ahead of the approaching garrison then the riflemen could pick off the horsemen. "But you stay here," Sharpe told d'Alembord. " The column lost its cohesion as it tried to cut across the corners of the zig-zagging road. They were getting close now, little more than a hundred paces away, and Sharpe could see the men were sweating despite the day's cold. They were wearing, too, and whenever they looked up they saw nothing except a group of officers waiting on the crest.
Sharpe bellowed. " And slowly the smoke cleared to show the horror on the winter grass. Blood and horror and broken men. A column had met a line. Sharpe turned away. " "Take a white flag and ride to the southern road. Find the garrison commander. " "Sir! Sir! " That was Ensign Nicholls, jumping up and down beside d'Alembord. "Can I go with him, sir? Please, sir. I've never seen a Frog. " "They've got tails and horns," d'Alembord said, and smiled when Nicholls looked alarmed. "If you can borrow a horse," Sharpe told the ensign, "you can go.
The Frogs will send their voltigeurs up the valley sides," Sharpe explained. "No point in our riflemen hanging around while they do that. " The bugler took a deep breath, then blew hard. The call was a triple call of nine notes, the first eight stuttering on one note, the last flying high up the scale. The sound of the bugle echoed from the distant hills and Sharpe, gazing through his telescope, saw the cloaked French general turn back. "Again, lad," Sharpe told the bugler. The bugle call was sending two messages.
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin