“Winter is coming.” No words better represent the impending doom that awaits the lands of the Seven Kingdoms, the looming sense that the careful balance won in the last war that ravaged Westeros teeters on the brink of collapse, and with the barest touch, the faintest spark, the entire land could collapse into war once more. To the north yawns wide the Lands of Always Winter, a realm plagued with old evils, secrets, and a dark threat that hungers to renew the violence of the Longest Night. At King’s Landing, whispers of infidelity, suspicions, and corruption unravel the dreams held by those lords who supported Robert Baratheon in his crusade to rid the lands of the last Mad King. Meanwhile, across the narrow sea, rumors of the exiled Targaryen king, Viserys, trickle into the ports, where dissatisfied smallfolk recall the glory days of the great Targaryen kings and look to the scandalous reign of King Robert with something bordering on regret. There is peace, but it’s a tenuous one, for who can say if Viserys will return at the head of a new army? Who can say what will tumble out of the North on the heels of the mustering wildlings who flock to join the King-beyond-the-Wall? And who can say for certain when and if the crimes committed against Princess Elia and her children will bear the fruits of war with Dorne?