Dying of the Light

  • by George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by Iain Glen
  • 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before Westeros there was Worlorn....
When Dirk t'Larien is beckoned across space to the distant world of Worlorn by his lost love, Gwen Delvano, a wild hope flares inside him. However, the rogue planet and his long awaited reunion with Gwen are nothing like Dirk ever imagined. Gwen is radically changed from the girl Dirk first fell in love with, and appears to be irrevocably bound to a violent alien savage and his barbaric culture. Worlorn is a desolate ruin of a planet, steadily hurtling through space away from the star system it relies on to support life - each dawn its seven red suns shine a little dimmer.
Once a thriving "festival world", now Worlorn is rapidly falling into decline. Nothing remains but scavengers and their prey. With no laws to govern it, it is a place where the hunters and the hunted are often interchangeable. It is a dying world steadily speeding towards its own destruction. Can Dirk protect Gwen and save her from this decaying planet and its dangerous inhabitants? Does she even want him to try?
Discover George R. R. Martin's acclaimed debut novel Dying of the Light.

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Prepare to be drawn in

Anyone who was introduced to George R R Martin through Game of Thrones will find stylistic similarities and the same care taken to develop characters in the plot. Having said that, none of the characters in this book are entirely likeable which makes this writing all the more remarkable. Martin takes us into a decaying world steeped in old traditions and long abandoned heritage and asks the question: Can anything saved from it? Finding the answer to the question will keep you listening to the very end.
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- Matt Carter

Iain Glen really makes this book

I'm going to be honest and say that the only reason I listened to this book was for iain Glen's narration. However I stayed because although the story is a little morose, the narration really bought it to life.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-10-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton