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A STORM OF SWORDS.
by George R.R. Martin.
No. 272 of 448 copies.
Illustrated by Charles Vess.
Signed by Martin and Vess.
OVERVIEW: This edition of A Storm of Swords was published as two volumes housed in a single slipcase, lavishly illustrated by Charles Vess, who contributed several full-color plates, more than 70 black and white interiors, as well as a separate full-color wraparound dust jacket to each volume. The limited edition is signed by George R. R. Martin and Charles Vess, and is limited to only 448 numbered sets.
THE STORY: Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . .
But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . .
2006 Sub. Press, both volumes protected in acid-free book covers and then housed in a black slipcase. Then the whole set has been sealed in plastic for complete archival protection.
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