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Dying of the Light | [George R. R. Martin]

Dying of the Light

When Dirk t'Larien is beckoned across space to the distant world of Worlorn by his lost love, Gwen Delvano, a wild hope flares inside him. However, the rogue planet and his long awaited reunion with Gwen are nothing like Dirk ever imagined. Gwen is radically changed from the girl Dirk first fell in love with, and appears to be irrevocably bound to a violent alien savage and his barbaric culture. Worlorn is a desolate ruin of a planet, steadily hurtling through space away from the star system it relies on to support life - each dawn its seven red suns shine a little dimmer.
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Before Westeros there was Worlorn....

When Dirk t'Larien is beckoned across space to the distant world of Worlorn by his lost love, Gwen Delvano, a wild hope flares inside him. However, the rogue planet and his long awaited reunion with Gwen are nothing like Dirk ever imagined. Gwen is radically changed from the girl Dirk first fell in love with, and appears to be irrevocably bound to a violent alien savage and his barbaric culture. Worlorn is a desolate ruin of a planet, steadily hurtling through space away from the star system it relies on to support life - each dawn its seven red suns shine a little dimmer.

Once a thriving "festival world", now Worlorn is rapidly falling into decline. Nothing remains but scavengers and their prey. With no laws to govern it, it is a place where the hunters and the hunted are often interchangeable. It is a dying world steadily speeding towards its own destruction. Can Dirk protect Gwen and save her from this decaying planet and its dangerous inhabitants? Does she even want him to try?

Discover George R. R. Martin's acclaimed debut novel Dying of the Light.

©1977 George R. R. Martin (P)2012 Random House Audio Inc

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  • Matt Carter
    Hastings, East Sussex United Kingdom
    12/29/12
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    "Prepare to be drawn in"

    Anyone who was introduced to George R R Martin through Game of Thrones will find stylistic similarities and the same care taken to develop characters in the plot. Having said that, none of the characters in this book are entirely likeable which makes this writing all the more remarkable. Martin takes us into a decaying world steeped in old traditions and long abandoned heritage and asks the question: Can anything saved from it? Finding the answer to the question will keep you listening to the very end.

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