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A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones
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Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s... show more
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553103540 (0553103547)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 694
Edition language: English
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CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
There have already been many good reviews written about this book, some praising and some condemning. I myself loved the book and the way it is narrated by the different characters. Is it weird that my favorite character is Tyrion? The story is about a kingdom in turmoil for the throne (thus the...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it
4.0
Still enjoyed it loads the second time around.
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
I haven't seen any of the show on purpose. I knew it would be something that I would be immediately obsessed with. I also wanted to read the books, and by promising myself I could watch the show after reading, I knew I'd get to it faster. I really enjoyed this book. The main reason why this isn't ...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
5.0 A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
There's nothing I can say about this book that hasn't already been said a million times over, so I'll keep this short and sweet. This starts off incredibly slow. Some might say too slow. But I'm not one of them. This is my kind of book right here. It takes it's time, slowly revealing this world an...
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4.0 Review: A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
I feel like any review that I could possibly write wouldn't do justice to the mammoth and epic read that "A Game of Thrones" turned out to be. This is just my review for the first book and no major spoilers or plot details here, just a general overview of my experience. That might be a format I do f...
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