A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones 2

by George R. R. Martin

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/08/1997

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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:
9780553573404
9780553573404
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
04-08-1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
175.51x106.93x35.56mm
Weight:
0.4kg
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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  • Good for the Game of Thrones TV Show lovers.

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    I recently started reading this book and i came from the HBO TV series Game of Thrones cause i love the universe and the characters in it, In a Song of Ice and Fire this expands on the universe introducing more character not even mentioned in the TV show and a lot more stories happening I've enjoyed reading this book and will reading the others once i'm finished with this one.

  • The good, the bad and the dead

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    A epic story about human struggles, motivations and politics, where every character is good and bad, purely bad or purely good and dead. George RR Martin know show to shock and follows no recipe in getting the story across. I'd warn anyone who picks this up will waste a lot of time reading as they get hooked onto the next 4 books and then resort to waiting another dozen years for the next book to come out.

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