HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.
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.
‘Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best’
‘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’
‘The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads … Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias’
About the author
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 drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. One that began here, with the astonishing first book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series. Fans of the TV show will bask in the sheer depth of Martin’s universe—his books afford each character and location a level of detail that feels like a banquet. If you’re coming into the story for the first time, prepare to have your mind blown. This is fantasy at its most darkly poetic, nihilistically violent and staggeringly addictive.
Winter is coming
A wonderful read. Martin has crafted a fantasy novel with enough gritty realism to make you believe that it is a historical epic. A must for all lovers of fantasy literature.
Great book: too many errors
i wont repeat the deserved praise this story has gotten but would rather draw attention to the awful editting done on this e-book. Spelling and grammar mistakes are EVERYWHERE. Sort it out. Its awful.
A simply fantastic book! I've started reading the second in the series straight away. Believable and interesting characters, exciting plots and an incredible world. READ THIS.