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By George R. R. Martin


A exciting selection of twenty-one unique tales through an all-star checklist of contributors—including a brand new A video game of Thrones tale by means of George R. R. Martin!
If you’re keen on fiction that's greater than simply black and white, this most up-to-date tale assortment from number 1 New York Times bestselling writer George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is stuffed with refined colours of grey. Twenty-one all-original tales, through an all-star record of members, will pride and astonish you in equivalent degree with their crafty twists and astounding reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself deals a brand-new A online game of Thrones story chronicling one of many largest rogues within the whole historical past of Ice and Fire.
persist with besides the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, in addition to different masters of literary sleight-of-hand, during this rogues gallery of news that may plunder your heart—and but go away you all of the richer for it.
Featuring all-new tales by
Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
And an creation by way of George R. R. Martin!

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“Not a unmarried undesirable tale within the bunch . . . The desk of contents by myself will make enthusiasts from all style aisles salivate.”Library Journal

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The thief idea this would be an opportune second to check the level of the younger woman’s gratitude for his having brought her from the Vandaayo cooking pot. She was once now not his sort, yet she used to be right here. A second later, face smarting from a hard-handed slap and hip aching from a knee that he had kept away from simply in time, he understood that Erminia drew sharply outlined limits. Angered, he in brief thought of enlisting Fulferin’s assist in mounting a concerted attack at the innkeeper’s daughter’s advantage. however the considered any cooperative undertaking with the god’s devotee gave him extra qualms than did the idea that of forcing her acquiescence. He confirmed Erminia fingers in token of quit and observed her again to the tower, the place they bolted the door and climbed the spiral staircase to the head residence. the following they discovered Fulferin, now not at the alert yet comfy amid the airborne dirt and dust, sprawled on a filthy divan, consuming from a wineskin he had stuffed from the abundant offer downstairs. The home windows have been glassless, however the season was once gentle. Raffalon cleared a desk and Erminia unfold her harvest on it. they discovered chairs and Fulferin got here to affix them, bringing the wine. The younger girl went to rummage in a sideboard and got here again to the desk with a stout cook’s knife. yet rather than utilizing it to chop the fruit, she confirmed the purpose to every of the boys in a significant method, then tucked the blade into her kirtle. They ate in silence, passing the wineskin round. The liquid had a tinge of the vinegar to it yet was once another way drinkable. eventually, his belly complete and his blood warmed by way of the wine, the thief driven himself again from the desk and thought of the god’s guy. Fulferin appeared again with an expression that stated he didn't invite the interest of strangers. Raffalon neglected the implied rebuff, and acknowledged, “Your god made an association with me. Having rescued you, i'm convinced you'll want to aid him honor it. ” The worldly eyes narrowed. “What association? ” “He is a god of success in small issues. He stated that, if I aided you, he might henceforward bless me along with his intervention. i think his impression has already served me, and it'll develop even superior after you have revived his powers. ” Fulferin shrugged. the problem basically didn't have interaction his curiosity. Erminia stated, “What is that this god speak? ” Fulferin appeared disinclined to respond to. Raffalon succinctly defined the sequence of occasions that had introduced all of them jointly. He observed no revenue in disclosing the god’s willingness to sacrifice her. the girl leaned ahead, her heavy brows downdrawn. “What is that this ceremony that may repair the god’s power? And what, incidentally, is his identify? ” Raffalon discovered that the query had now not arise and became to Fulferin, his face forming an interrogative. back, the god’s guy confirmed no inclination to proceed the dialog, but if pressed, he stated, “Gods who don't listen their names from worshippers steadily omit them. it's resembling falling right into a deep sleep, from which it truly is tricky for them to wake. ” “So the ceremony will wake him up?

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