Winter is finally returning after years of summer and it brings its horrors with it.
"Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods."
The lords and the armies prepare for a war that seems inevitable, children are forced to grow up before their time, men are forced to choose between honor and heart, women are forced to choose the easy road or fight and yet the greatest threat is coming from beyond their land, beyond the Wall and is greater than their petty quarrels.
"There are no heroes, in life the monsters win."
Lies, betrayals, treasons, battles, tricks, fights, wars. You can never know friend from foe when everybody has a secret agenda. A family of wolves as bold and cold as ice, clear, honorable but hard to the core. A family of lions, vain, arrogant, with a lust for power greater than their honor. A king lost in his pleasures and delusions. A dragon prince and princess without a kingdom.
They plot, they trick, they go to war and still they fail to understand...