A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones 1

by George R. R. Martin

Hardback Publication Date: 31/12/1996

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NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES--THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse--unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister--the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki--whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
ISBN:
9780553103540
9780553103540
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-12-1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
694
Dimensions (mm):
248x165x44mm
Weight:
1.11kg
George R. R. Martin

George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television dramas and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • Not as sexy as the TV series

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    Not as sexy as the TV series but definitely a lot more substance. As i read through this, I finally got to know who those obscure charters were on the TV series and the reason why certain characters behaved the way they did. If you're having problems following the TV series, I definitely recommend reading this as it clears up a lot of sticky points not covered in the Game of thrones tv show

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