Drogo is dying of his wounds. Daenerys will do anything to save him, even if it means embracing forbidden bloodmagic. But such spells carry a deadly price and, as the pregnant Dany is about to learn, that price can be far harder to bear than any graveside grieving. Now Sansa Stark, still betrothed to the mad young King Joffrey, yet no longer in love with him, finds herself as much a prisoner as Lord Eddard was, facing a fate as cruel and capricious . . . and as final.