Number of page: 720
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFrom 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. A GAME OF THRONESA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE 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.
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Review: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 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
- Rajat Verma
Rejuvenating as expected
- Xavier Clark
It was good
- Lynda McLeod
Well written. I can’t put it down!
- Robert A.
Good, but Vikings is better!
Good book!!! You’ll notice the small minute details that were left out of the series. 2 thumbs up
- Matthew Stark
One of the best books I have read. You never know what to expect and it is easy to become totally engulfed.
The Book of Swords
New epic fantasy in the grand tradition including a never before published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R R Martin Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page Robert E Howard s Conan the Barbarian Michael Moorcock s Elric of Melniboné Fritz Leiber s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation a cornerstone of fantasy fiction and an inspiration for a new generation of writers spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure Now in TheBook of Swords acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award winning modern masters many of them set in their authors best loved worlds Join today s finest tellers of fantastic tales including George R R Martin K J Parker Robin Hobb Scott Lynch Ken Liu C J Cherryh Daniel Abraham Lavie Tidhar Ellen Kushner and more on action packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring do featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage cunning and cold steel FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL NEW STORIES The Best Man Wins by K J Parker Her Father s Sword by Robin Hobb The Hidden Girl by Ken Liu The Sword of Destiny by Matthew Hughes I Am a Handsome Man Said Apollo Crow by Kate Elliott The Triumph of Virtue by Walter Jon Williams The Mocking Tower by Daniel Abraham Hrunting by C J Cherryh A Long Cold Trail by Garth Nix When I Was a Highwayman by Ellen Kushner The Smoke of Gold Is Glory by Scott Lynch The Colgrid Conundrum by Rich Larson The King s Evil by Elizabeth Bear Waterfalling by Lavie Tidhar The Sword Tyraste by Cecelia Holland The Sons of the Dragon by George R R MartinAnd an introduction by Gardner Dozois
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES ANDBUZZFEED Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R R Martin s ongoing masterwork A Song of Ice and Fire These never before collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg A young naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals in stature if not experience Tagging along is his diminutive squire a boy called Egg whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros great destinies lay ahead for these two as do powerful foes royal intrigue and outrageous exploits Featuring more than 160 all new illustrations by Gary Gianni A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must have collection that proves chivalry isn t dead yet Praise for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Readers who already love Martin and his ability to bring visceral human drama out of any story will be thrilled to find this trilogy brought together and injected with extra life Booklist The real reason to check out this collection is that it s simply great storytelling Martin crafts a living breathing world in a way few authors can Gianni s illustrations really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion Tech Times Stirring As Tolkien has his Silmarillion so George R R Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales They succeed on their own but in addition they succeed in making fans want more Kirkus Reviews starred review Pure fantasy adventure with two of the most likable protagonists George R R Martin has ever penned Bustle A must read for Martin s legion of fans a rousing prelude to his bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series Publishers Weekly
A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R R Martin s landmark series this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones featuring gorgeous full page artwork as well as black and white illustrations in every chapter revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon And now the mystery intrigue romance and adventure of this magnificent saga come to life as never before A GAME OF THRONES A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE BOOK ONE With a special foreword by John HodgmanWinter is coming and in the frozen wastes to the North 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 region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty here is a tale rife with plots and counterplots tragedy and betrayal victory and terror as each faction endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts the game of thrones From the Hardcover edition
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE NEVER BEFORE SEEN HISTORY OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS BEYOND WITH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF ALL NEW MATERIAL FROM GEORGE R R MARTINIf the past is prologue then George R R Martin s masterwork the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time warrants one hell of an introduction At long last it has arrived with The World of Ice Fire This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles bitter rivalries and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO s Game of Thrones In a collaboration that s been years in the making Martin has teamed with Elio M García Jr and Linda Antonsson the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros org perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge scholarly speculation and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons maegi and singers including full color artwork and maps with more than 170 original pieces full family trees for Houses Stark Lannister and Targaryen in depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros 100% all new material more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this bookThe definitive companion piece to George R R Martin s dazzlingly conceived universe The World of Ice Fireis indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords From the Hardcover edition