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    George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has written fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and for his sins spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer/producer, working onThe Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. In the mid-nineties he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris.


    From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. WithA 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.


    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.


    ISBN 9780553103540
    Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 694
    Publisher Date 1996-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
    Copyright Year 1996
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 2.45 lb
    Language English
    Series Name A Song of Ice and Fire
    Series Volume Number 1
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Martin, George R. R.

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    • A Game of Thrones

      Excellent, excellent, excellent! Book is even better than series. So glad I decided to read the books.

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    • Great series and book

      I have watched every episode of the series and have decided to read the books. every chapter of this books is just as captivating. I can not put it down.

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    • Book draws you in!

      I watched the HBO show before reading the book, so following the story wasn't difficult. I haven't finished the book yet, but the show did a pretty great job of keeping with the story thus far! If you liked the show, you may either enjoy the book or feel it's a waste of time because you already know what will happen.

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