Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Marc Fishman
A Dance with Dragons is the fifth installment in George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Easily the most anticipated fantasy novel of recent years, it is everything the author’s legions of fans have come to expect from him—and quite a bit more.
Once again, we are immersed in the war-torn world of the Seven Kingdoms and in the lives of a vast gallery of characters, some of whom have not been seen since the publication of A Storm of Swords in 2000. Tyrion Lannister, the notorious “imp,” takes ship for the lands beyond the Kingdoms in the aftermath of an astonishing act of paricide. Jon Snow, the bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark, slowly adapts to his new role as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, the “swords in the darkness” who man the Wall that guards the northern reaches of the realm. Brandon Stark, the crippled heir to Winterfell, travels beyond that wall in search of the three-eyed crow that haunts his dreams. Davos, the “Onion Knight” and former smuggler, continues—at great personal cost—to devote his life to the needs and ambition of Stannis Baratheon, one of many contenders for the Iron Throne. And Daenerys Targaryen, the last living descendent of the deposed King Aerys, bides her time in the distant city of Meereen, surrounded by a host of enemies and accompanied by three very young—and very lethal—dragons.
These and literally scores of other characters carry this enormous story forward, reaching a whole new level of dramatic intensity in the process. As the game of thrones continues, we find ourselves more and more caught up in the most ferocious—and complex—account of a struggle for power ever put on paper. In A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin once again keeps faith with his readers, producing a novel of true epic grandeur and darkly absorbing narrative power. It offers further proof, if any were needed, that A Song of Ice and Fire is a work of genuine, permanent importance.
Limited: 448 signed numbered copies, signed by author, housed in a custom slipcase
Lettered: 52 signed copies, signed by author, with a remarque by the artist, housed in a custom slipcase
Production Notes—A Dance with Dragons will feature:
- roughly 70 black and white interior illustrations, including chapter heads and tails, full page illustrations, and vignettes;
- different dust jackets for each of the two volumes in the set;
- illustrated endsheets;
- three full-color interior illustrations in the limited edition, with an extra full-color piece exclusive to the lettered;
- stamped artwork on the slipcases, one color on the limited edition, two colors for the lettered edition;
- an original remarque, or small illustration, by Marc Fishman on the signature page of the lettered edition.
- Marc Fishman
- George R. R. Martin
- 1312 pages
- United States
- Out of Print