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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George R. R. Martin Narrator: Iain Glen Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780385359795
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For countless millennia, the planet Worlorn has been ‘creation’s castaway,’ a cold, barren world drifting aimlessly through the darkness between the stars. When it wanders near the constellation called The Wheel of Fire, Worlorn experiences a brief, bright period of light and life and becomes the setting for an extravagant, multi-cultural celebration: the Festival of the Fringe. A few short years later, when the planet has moved on and the festival has ended, the light begins to die once again.

Into this realm of eternal twilight comes Dirk t’Larien, a rootless interstellar traveler. Dirk has come to Worlorn in response to a summons from Gwen Delvano, the woman who deserted him years before, the woman he has never stopped loving. Desperate to reconnect with Gwen, his ‘mistress of abandoned dreams,’ he finds himself enmeshed in the unforeseen complexities of a world marked by alien sexual and domestic arrangements, unbridgeable cultural barriers, and rigid codes of conduct that can have lethal consequences. It is a world in which words carry extraordinary weight and names have the power to shape, and destroy, a life.

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About the Author
Author George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

About the Narrator

Iain Glen’s television credits include Downton Abbey, Spooks, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, and Law & Order. He has also worked extensively in film and is known for his roles in The Iron Lady, Resident Evil: II & III, Kingdom of Heaven, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He won the Silver Bear for Best Actor for his role in Silent Scream and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in the play The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman. Other theater appearances include Uncle Vanya, The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, Henry V, Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet, and Edward II.