George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
`Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ... one of the greats of fantasy literature'
`This is one of those rare and effortless reads' ROBIN HOBB
`George R.R. Martin is one of our very best writers, and this is one of his very best books' RAYMOND E. FEIST
`Such a splendid tale. I read my eyes out - I couldn't stop till I'd finished and it was dawn' ANNE MCCAFFREY
`George Martin is assuredly a new master craftsman in the guild of heroic fantasy' KATHARINE KERR
`Few created worlds are as imaginative and diverse' JANNY WURTS