‘So vivid that you'll be hooked within a few pages' The Times Summers span decades. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court.Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. .99 Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life, the bestselling adult book this year to date in the UK, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again.Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom firend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far right.So delicate is the operation that even the minister's private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.The city—and the kingdom of Elenia it rules—now is controlled in all but name by the corrupt Primate Annias of the Elene Church, who's put a puppet ruler in control and is stripping the treasury bare to pay for his private campaign for the head of the Church.
Marlon James' dazzling novel is a tour de force.
To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it.
Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault.
They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous.
And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.