George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones #17
Eddard Stark news arrest for treason spread to the Black Castle where John Snow , now a member of the Night Watch , finds that the responsibility for out-of-wedlock birth is nothing compared to being the son of the accused traitor. But this is the least of his problems. For frozen corpses of two rangers brought for examination to prove lively enough to commit murder. Meanwhile, in Winterfell , Robb Stark calls his bannermen and marches south. . . although Wildling woman Osha argues that the real struggle lies to the north , from the mysterious third party. But with Eddard and Sansa hostage , Robb knows that only a victory on the battlefield could save them . And so, with her mother, Lady Catelyn, Robb prepares audacious roll of the dice .