A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
A GAME OF THRONES
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 and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is 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; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings and a preview of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel.
This series is one I have enjoyed hugely. There is so many characters and each has a rich story line I got lost for hours. There are many twists and turns and major cliffhangers, hats off to George RR Martin each book was more exciting than the last and keeps me wanting more!
I've bought the 4 pack of books and am in the middle of the second one. I love them!! The show is amazing, and books are just as good. The show follows the books exactly, but obviously there are alot more detail int he books. They also include each families history so it makes understanding why families hate each other so much clearer.
I love this series by George R. R. Martin. The books take you to a whole different world with war, dragons, dire wolves, kingdoms, betrayal and incest. It is a fantasy series that is not appropriate for young teens, that's for sure, but it is so well written. He thought and planned out everything in this series, it's no wonder it got picked up by HBO. The books offer a unique thing that I have never come across before, each book has multiple pov's ranging from about 8-12 different character stories in each book told through those characters. I have seen multiple points of view before, just not to this magnitude, most authors just let what happens to the other characters come out when the main character finds out about it. This allows the reader to peek into very differing minds in a story so full of betrayal and treason.
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