Book IV of A Song Of Ice And Fire. The blood-thirsty Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burnt itself out but in the bitter aftermath new conflicts come to life. The Martells and the Starks seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye returns from the smouldering ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. In the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentic Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the citadel.