Festin De Cuervos / A Feast For Crows (Paperback) - Martin, George R. R.

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Publisher Random House Spanish
Mfg Part# 9780307951212
SKU 227691615
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307951219
Release Date 7/24/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1.75T
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George R.R. Martin
George Richard Raymond Martin began writing very early, and says that he sold original monster stories to neighborhood kids for pennies--a price which apparently included dramatic readings of these tales. Martin graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism. The next year he received a master's degree, also in journalism, and published his first stories, "Songs the Dead Man Sing" and "The Hero". A conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, Martin worked with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation as an alternate service. Throughout the 1970s he worked a number of jobs--including teaching journalism and directing chess tournaments--while continuing to write. Martin won his first Hugo in 1975 for "A Song for Lya". His first novel, DYING OF THE LIGHT, received a Hugo nomination in 1978. Ending the 1970s with a bang, he won two more Hugos, both in 1980, one for the story "Sandkings", which also garnered Martin his first Nebula Award. The early 1980s saw the release of two extraordinary novels, FEVRE DREAM and THE ARMAGEDDON RAG. The first of these, a brilliant novel of vampires stalking the Mississippi River towns of the 1800s, remains one of the greatest vampire novels ever written. The second is a searing indictment of America in the 1970s, couched in a strange tale of possession and power in the world of rock & roll. Both novels were nominated for the prestigious World Fantasy Award. Continuing to write award-winning short fiction, Martin began to work in television in the mid-1980s. He was a script editor on the revived TWILIGHT ZONE show, later moving to the enormously popular BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, for which he eventually became the executive producer. In 1987 he introduced an anthology series under the title Wild Cards, which he edited and occasionally contributed stories. This series proved remarkable successful and has expanded to over 30 books. Martin devoted much of the early 1990s to writing one novel, the massive A GAME OF THRONES. This epic fantasy work, the first of a projected series, was met with great acclaim, with many claiming it to be the best high-fantasy novel ever. Its sequel, A CLASH OF KINGS, cemented this theory for many fans, and, with this series, it looks like Martin will remain at the front of the field for a very long time.
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Annotation Because he ran out of pages and deadlines, author George R. R. Martin picks up only half the threads of the amazingly intricate tapestry left unfinished in A STORM OF SWORDS, the previous volume of the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The remaining storylines continue in the following book, A DANCE OF DRAGONS. As this fourth installment opens, most of the original contenders for the throne of Westeros have been killed in the civil wars ravaging the land. In the wake of their deaths, the survivors scheme to seize what scraps of power still remain. At the center of things in King's Landing, Queen Cersei, regent for her eight-year-old son, King Tommen, takes refuge in her wine cup as her grip upon the Iron Throne begins to slip. Plotters in the realm of Dorne, angry at the death of Prince Oberyn, scheme to put Cersei's daughter, Princess Myrcella, in her younger brother's place. The various relatives of the now-deceased Balon Greyjoy, King of the Iron Islands, stick to local politics as they struggle to determine their own royal succession. Meanwhile, Lady Brienne of Tarth, too ugly to be taken seriously as a woman and too female to be taken seriously as a knight, confronts danger and mistrust on every side as she searches for the two missing Stark daughters, 13-year-old Sansa (actually in hiding at her late aunt's stronghold in the Vale) and 11-year-old Arya (facing mysterious challenges at the Temple of the Many-Faced God on the isle of Braavos).
Editors Note Canción de hielo y fuego IV ?Cuando se apaga el clamor de las espadas, solamente queda carroña para los cuervos?. Tras siglos de guerras descarnadas, los siete poderes que dividen la tierra se han diezmado unos a otros hasta alcanzar una difícil tregua. Muy pocos reclamos legítimos existen ya por el Trono de Hierro, y la guerra que ha convertido al mundo en poco más que un desierto al fin ha terminado. O eso parece. Pero no pasa mucho tiempo antes de que los sobrevivientes, los proscritos, los renegados y los carroñeros de los Siete Reinos se reúnan. Ahora, como cuervos humanos que acechan un banquete de cenizas, nuevas intrigas y peligrosas alianzas se forman, a la vez que rostros sorprendentes ?algunos familiares, otros desconocidos? emergen de un siniestro crepúsculo de caos y luchas pasadas para sumir los desafíos de los terribles tiempos que se avecinan. Nobles y plebeyos, soldados y hechiceros, asesinos y sabios se unen para hacer valer su vida y sus fortunas. Porque en un festín de cuervos, muchos son los invitados? pero sólo unos pocos logran sobrevivir. ?Festín de cuervos es una aventura magistralmente escrita, de ritmo vertiginoso y emocionalmente compleja?. ?Newsday
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0869
Publisher Vintage Books
Series Part 04

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