A Clash of Kings, Book 2
Since the death of King Robert the succession dispute to the Iron Throne increasingly fierce rage on. So warns Robert eldest brother no means to empower black magic to fratricide. Claims are Yet without result. Clearly Queen Cersei everything will turn to reign Roberts son is grown on everything. A task. Because while the enemy advancing towards the capital, Cersei has her hands full with the many court intrigues. It is not clear what the cunning and manipulative goblin Tyrion Lannister always exactly performs in his shield.
The North Country, where as usual the Starks rule, have now arbitrarily appointed a king, Robb Stark. With his armies he pulls against the perfidious Lannisters to avenge. The murder of his father But while its heritage remains virtually undefended, open to a surprise attack.