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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
by George R.R. Martin

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin Overview

An alternate cover edition can be found here and here 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 An alternate cover edition can be found here and here 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.

George R.R. Martin

About A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) Description

George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten. Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,

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Original Title A Game of Thrones ASIN B000QCS8TW Edition Language English Series A Song of Ice and Fire #1 Characters Brandon Stark, Catelyn Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Eddard Stark...more , Theon Greyjoy, Robb Stark, Arya Stark, Jaime Lannister, Joffrey Baratheon, Robert Baratheon, Tywin Lannister, Lysa Arryn, Petyr Baelish, Sansa Stark, Viserys Targaryen, Varys, Hodor, Sandor Clegane, Samwell Tarly, Pyp, Tommen Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Grenn, Mace Tyrell, Septa Mordane, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Jorah Mormont...less setting The Lands of Ice and Fire Literary Awards Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1997), Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (1997), World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (1997), Premio Ignotus for Novela extranjera (2003) (100)