Awaiting trial in the King’s Landing the Queen Regent Cersei Lannister awaits trial after being abandoned by all she trusted while in Yunkai Tyrion her brother has been sold as a slave. From the Wall Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault. Bitter conflicts on all sides are reigniting played out by a grand cast of nobles slaves outlaws priests soldiers and skinchangers. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.