The Hand of the King was the second-most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms. He spoke with the king’s voice, commanded the king’s armies, drafted the king’s laws. Robert was offering him a responsibility as large as the realm itself. It was the last thing in the world he wanted.
- A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One by George R.R. Martin
The Tower of the Hand is the third Chapter Pack in the King's Landing series, coming this Summer for the A Game of Thrones Living Card Game. This expansion further fleshes out the Shadows mechanic, introducing an effect that allows cards to return to the Shadows area from play, and it also focuses on the integral characters who have held the dangerous Hand of the King post, such as Tywin Lannister and Eddard Stark.