By George R. R. Martin

Canción de hielo y fuego IV
 
“Cuando se apaga el clamor de las espadas, solamente queda carroña para los cuervos”.
 
Tras siglos de guerras descarnadas, los siete poderes que dividen l. a. tierra se han diezmado unos a otros hasta alcanzar una difícil tregua. Muy pocos reclamos legítimos existen ya por el Trono de Hierro, y los angeles guerra que ha convertido al mundo en poco más que un desierto al fin ha terminado. O eso parece. Pero no pasa mucho tiempo antes de que los sobrevivientes, los proscritos, los renegados y los carroñeros de los Siete Reinos se reúnan. 

Ahora, como cuervos humanos que acechan un banquete de cenizas, nuevas intrigas y peligrosas alianzas se forman, a los angeles vez que rostros sorprendentes —algunos familiares, otros desconocidos— emergen de un siniestro crepúsculo de caos y luchas pasadas para sumir los desafíos de los terribles tiempos que se avecinan. Nobles y plebeyos, soldados y hechiceros, asesinos y sabios se unen para hacer valer su vida y sus fortunas. Porque en un festín de cuervos, muchos son los invitados… pero sólo unos pocos logran sobrevivir.

[b]“Festín de cuervos es una aventura magistralmente escrita, de ritmo vertiginoso y emocionalmente compleja”. —Newsday

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Fig. 3. Nilotic and Levant margins. I, coastal and lacustrine plain (arrow: retreating coast line); 2, continental shelf (SB: shelfbreak); 3, escarpment; 4, marginal plateau (a) and seamount (b); 5, submarine canyon and sea valley; 6, continental rise and deepsea fan (a); 7, erosional moat; 8, basin plain; 10, halokinetic features, dome (a) and low diapir (b); 11, Levant Platform; 14, subduction trench; 16, submarine passage; 17, fracture, fault (a), shear zone (b), buried structure (c); 18, spreading axis (Red Sea).

The most striking characteristic of this sector is the subangular arrangement (northwest-southeast and southwest-northeast) imposed by frontal (westward) and oblique (eastward) subduction. The mounts and ridges are buttelike uplifted features (examples: Matapan and Strabo mounts, respectively 2496 and 711 m) of different size and shape. They may represent outward overturned folds, probably modified by halokinesis. Trenches are deep (to 5 km), irregularly shaped depressions. Their structural and sedimentary discontinuity is attributed to partial blocking by island flanks.

Chart of the Quaternary prodelta of the Var River (Provence), kindly provided by Decca-Survey France. Location shown in Figs. 7. The block-diagram has been computer generated from a digital data bank. The original contour map (at a scale of 1 : 10,000) was prepared from a dense bathymetric line survey (50 m apart), using a narrow beam (6°) echosounder. The chart depicts the narrow deltaic shelf, deep and intense dissection by a radial ravine system, fiat bottom of the Var Canyon (on the left of the diagram) contrasting with the sharp and crenulate crests, and the near-continuity between the subaerial and submerged segments of the Var Valley.

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