With their father’s blood fresh upon the headsman’s sword, the last scions of the house of Canarn, twin siblings Lord Bromvy and Lady Bronwyn, are labelled Black Guard, shunned and hunted throughout the lands of Ro.
In the court of King Sebastian Tiris, men fear to speak their minds, for bloody accidents befall those who dare to question the king’s new advisors. They call them the Seven Sisters: each one a sorceress of the Karesian fire god; every one as beautiful, and as dangerous, as a flame.
And called from the long ages of deep time, the children of a dead god are waking with a single ultimatum.
ALL THAT WAS DEAD WILL RISE.
ALL THAT LIVES WILL FALL…
George R R Martin fans will have a new book for Christmas, with HarperVoyager releasing The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister :
The small, gift-format hardback title will gather together "clever and naughty quips" from the popular character from the A Song of Ice and Fire series, played in the HBO series by actor Peter Dinklage. It has been compiled by Martin's UK editor, HarperCollins publishing director Jane Johnson, and will be illustrated by caricaturist Jonty Clark.
The publisher noted that while the book is authorised by the novelist, no new material is anticipated for inclusion as Martin is "hard at work on the sixth and penultimate volume of the series, The Winds of Winter."
HarperCollins described it as "the perfect Christmas gift", quoting Tyrion: "My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, and I have my mind; and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge."