In the aftermath of a colossal battle,Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built ondust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out tofind her. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister,too, is making his way east—with new allies who may not be the ragtag band theyseem. And in the frozen north, Jon Snow confronts creatures from beyond theWall of ice and stone, and powerful foes from within the Night’s Watch. In atime of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics lead a grandcast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, tothe greatest dance of all.