A Game of Thrones - A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1 (Paperback)George R.R. Martin (author)
The first volume in the A Song of Ice and Fire series – unquestionably one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time. Here, we are introduced to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and the major players with eyes on its Iron Throne. As noble families battle for power, greater threats face them all: for winter is coming to Westeros, and here, winter can last a lifetime.
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must ... and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.
The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 816
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 45 mm
'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ... one of the greats of fantasy literature' - SFX
'This is one of those rare and effortless reads' - Robin Hobb
'George R.R. Martin is one of our very best writers, and this is one of his very best books' - Raymond E. Feist
'Such a splendid tale. I read my eyes out - I couldn't stop till I'd finished and it was dawn' - Anne McCaffrey
'George Martin is assuredly a new master craftsman in the guild of heroic fantasy' - Katharine Kerr
'Few created worlds are as imaginative and diverse' - Janny Wurts
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I’m going to admit that I jumped on the bandwagon after I started to watch the series. In my defence I only watched the first two series before picking up the books and getting ahead through reading, but that doesn’t... More
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