?La espada llameante dejó a su paso largas estelas de fuego? El acero cantó contra el acero?.
Arrasados por la guerra, los Siete Reinos pronto sufrirán un larguísimo invierno que se predice excepcionalmente crudo. Mientras la violencia y el clima empeoran, los personajes entrañables e infames que ya conocemos continúan debatiéndose entre feroces batallas y perversas intrigas palaciegas: Joffrey, el cruel rey adolescente, sigue haciendo de las suyas ante el azoro de los propios miembros de su clan, los Lannister; Robb Stark, rey de Invernalia, ha ganado todos sus batallas, pero está perdiendo la guerra; Daenerys, la princesa de los tres dragones, está al frente de un ejército de mercenarios decidida a cumplir su destino: recuperar el reino del que fue despojada. Pero otra fuerza con la que nadie contaba, los Otros, surge desde más allá del Muro de Hielo: un ejército sobrenatural cuyos cuerpos inertes quizá no puedan ser detenidos. Mientras el futuro de este mundo cuelga en la balanza, nadie descansará hasta que los Siete Reinos hayan estallado en una auténtica tormenta de espadas.
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.