The Ultimate Ebook Libraryx

Latest Blog Post:

Martin, George R. R.

George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948), sometimes referred to as GRRM, is an American screenwriter and author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for their dramatic series Game of Thrones. Martin was selected by Time magazine as one of the "2011 Time 100", a list of the "most influential people in the world". (Source: Wikipedia)

13 Books

Book Cover of Sworn Sword, The by Martin, George R. R.

Adapting New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin's The Sworn Sword! The long-awaited sequel to The Hedge Knight tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial meeting at the tournament in Ashford. After traveling the land in search of the puppeteer girl Tanselle, Dunk and Egg find themselves in the charge of Ser Eustace, an aged knight who has accepted Dunk as his sworn sword. But Ser Eustace has another knight in his service who is nothing but trouble, and he will make Dunk's life far more difficult when he rashly attacks a peasant and causes grief to a local noble, the Lady Rohanne Webber! But the Lady Rohanne has problems of her own - and she knows the truth about Ser Eustace and the side he took in the battle of Redgrass Field. Collects Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword #1-6.

Book Cover of Double Solitaire by Martin, George R. R.

Dr. Tachyon's psychotic grandson, Blaise, hijacks Tachyon's body and his spaceship and flees to Tachyon's homeworld, Takis. Tachyon, trapped in a pregnant 16-year-old's body, manages to follow Blaise to Takis, but on a planet where women are treated as chattels, what can a teenage girl do? The Wild Card series has been optioned by Disney Studios.

Book Cover of Turn Of The Cards by Martin, George R. R.

A powerful novel rich in political intrigue and lively shenanigans. The Rox is history and Mark Meadows is on the run, pursued by the CIA, DEA, and Wild Card mistress Mistral. Caught between the Jokers and the nats who want him dead, Mark must decide whether to unleash his Ace powers or stay true to his peaceful ideals--and die. Optioned by Disney Studios.

Book Cover of Deuces Down by Martin, George R. R.

The first fifteen volumes of the Wild Cards series concerned themselves primarily with aces (those given superhuman powers by the Wild Cards virus) and jokers (those whom the virus transformed into freaks and monsters). But in this all-new collection of Wild Cards stories, Deuces Down will focus on some characters less often in the spotlight: the deuces. In Wild Card slang, a deuce is an ace whose superpower is tiny, trivial, sometimes silly. As with the other books in the series, Deuces Down is set in an alternate, shared-world universe. It's here that you'll find the never-before-told tales of the exciting 1969 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Dodgers; the first moon landing, when the whole world wasn't watching; the Great New York City Blackout of 1977; and Grace Kelly's mysterious disappearance during the filming of The French Lieutenant's Woman.

Book Cover of Death Draws Five by Martin, George R. R.

It’s really quite simple. Mr. Nobody wants to do his job. The Midnight Angel wants to serve her Lord. Billy Ray, dying from boredom, wants some action. John Nighthawk wants to uncover the awful secret behind his mysterious power. Fortunato wants to rescue his son from the clutches of a cryptic Vatican office. John Fortune just wants to catch Siegfried and Ralph’s famous Vegas review. The problem is that all roads, whether they start in Turin, Italy, Las Vegas, Hokkaido, Japan, Jokertown, Snake Hill, the Short Cut, or Yazoo City, Mississippi, lead to Leo Barnett’s Peaceable Kingdom where the difference between the Apocalypse and Peace on Earth is as thin as a razor’s edge and where Death himself awaits the final terrible turn of the card. Wild Cards: Death Draws Five is an original novel set in this shared world utilizing characters from other Wild Card adventures.

Book Cover of Sandkings by Martin, George R. R.

When Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur from an offworld business trip, he was amused to find that his tank of Earth piranhas had cannibalized themselves into extinction, and of the two exotic animals that roamed his estate, only one remained. Now, in search of some new pets to satisfy his cruel pursuit of amusement, Simon finds a new shop in the city where he is intrigued by a new lifeform he has never heard of before ... a collection of multi-colored sandkings. The curator explains that the insect-like animals, no larger than Simon's fingernails, are not insects, but animals with a highly-evolved hive intelligence capable of staging wars between the different colors, and even religion--in the form of worship of their owner. The curator's warning to Simon about the regularity of their feeding, unfortunately, was not taken seriously.... "Outer Limits" Episode, Hugo Award Winner, Locus Poll Award Winner, Nebula Award® Winner Contents The Way of Cross and Dragon Bitterblooms In the House of the Worm Fast-Friend The Stone City Starlady * Sandkings

Book Cover of Glass Flower, The by Martin, George R. R.

It's been a lifetime and more since Cyrain has been challenged in the game of mind. When the cyborg arrives, she senses a worthy and dangerous opponent--one that's been dead for 800 years...

Book Cover of Wild Cards by Martin, George R. R.

When an alien virus strikes Earth, people randomly affected around the world find themselves either dead or transformed. To some-the "aces"-the transformation is great and wonderful. For others-the "jokers"-the transformation is horrible and grotesque. Earth has now become a world where anything goes; a world of Wild Cards.

Book Cover of Jokers Wild by Martin, George R. R.

The streets of New York have erupted in celebration of Wild Card Day-the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the lving. It is a day for fireworks and street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year-1986, the fortieth anniversary-promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. The media and tourists have discovered the celebration, and taverns and restaurants expect record-setting business. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction.

Book Cover of Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister, The by Martin, George R. R.

The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones: a collection of wicked one-liners from the incomparable Imp of Casterly Rock, fully illustrated by Jonty Clark!   “My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind . . . and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”   The jealous masses of the Seven Kingdoms may call him Halfman, but none have ever accused Tyrion Lannister of being a halfwit. His golden tongue has saved his skin slightly more often than it has landed him in mortal peril. Now, this special illustrated volume preserves his most essential knowledge for future generations, featuring time-tested guidance on such varied subjects as . . .   The art of persuasion “The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth.”   Fine dining “A little honest loathing can be refreshing, like a tart wine after too much sweet.”   The fair sex “The young ones smell much better, but the old ones know more tricks.”   Royal politics “Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.”   Common ailments “A sword through the bowels. A sure cure for constipation.”   At once charming, insightful, and ruthlessly irreverent, The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister is short on pretense and overflowing with finely crafted gems—just like the man himself.