In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal nightâ€”a volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable.
A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk tâ€™Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isnâ€™t the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirkâ€™s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and itâ€™s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise.
Praise for Dying of the Light
â€śDying of the Light blew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe.â€ťâ€”Michael Chabon
â€śSlick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.â€ťâ€”Los Angeles Times
â€śSomething special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the readerâ€™s mind long after the final page is read.â€ťâ€”Galileo magazine
â€śThe galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader.â€ťâ€”Asimovâ€™s
â€śGeorge R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap.â€ťâ€”Algis Budrys