RoguesBook - 2014
"A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors--including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! The latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire Ice and Fire saga. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand in this rogues' gallery of stories that will plunder your heart--and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie Daniel Abraham David W. Ball Paul Cornell Bradley Denton Phyllis Eisenstein Gillian Flynn Neil Gaiman Matthew Hughes Joe R. Lansdale Scott Lynch Garth Nix Cherie Priest Patrick Rothfuss Steven Saylor Michael Swanwick Lisa Tuttle Carrie Vaughn Walter Jon Williams Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!"-- Provided by publisher.
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This summary only details the GRR Martin novella the Rogue Prince.
At the beginning of this story we learn that Viserys has chosen Rhayenra to be his successor because he has no sons. He soon remarries to Lady Allicent (who is the dowager queen in the Princess and the Queen). He then has true born sons and the debate is begun. Half of the kingdom is loyal to the Princess and half of the kingdom is loyal to the sons of Queen Allicent. Rhayenra's sons have debatable parentage, however she eventually remarries her uncle Prince Daemon. Lady Allicent proves fertile and has many children as well. The divide only gets worse and worse until the Dance of Dragons which begins with the death of the king at the end of the novella.
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