Available only on Apple Books, this enhanced edition is an amazing way to explore the rich world of George R. R. Martin’s series. Stay on top of the epic story lines with annotations, glossaries, and family trees. Follow each main character’s journey with interactive maps. Explore the symbolism of every house’s sigil. In addition to hundreds of enhancements, you’ll find an excerpt of The Winds of Winter, the hugely anticipated sixth book in Martin’s series.
With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin 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.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Game of Thrones has become such a pop-culture phenomenon that it’s easy to forget it all began with George R. R. Martin’s words. Even after many seasons of great TV, the power of Martin’s storytelling—and the energy of now-legendary characters like Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow—leap off the page. It’s gripping whether you’re reading it for the first time or the dozenth. Martin is famously unafraid of putting his creations in harm’s way, keeping us unbalanced at every turn and establishing a world as vivid and brutal as any in fantasy lit.
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Cool experience with strange errors.
The maps, images, and author’s notes are very nice. Unfortunately, I’ve already noticed several typos and weird text errors that hurt the flow of the story. I own a couple physical copies of the book that I’ve used to verify that these are, in fact, errors.
FIX THE FULLSCREEN MODE PLEASE.
Full screen mode doesn’t work properly. Annoying Wi-Fi icons, time and battery status of iPhone won’t ever disappear and your whole reading experience is therefore very very poor. FIX IT.
Love these Enhanced Editions
First of all, the book is fantastic. If you’re a fan fantasy novels, the show, or really good books in general, you really should read this series at some point in your life. They’re what I would say is more low fantasy, being a bit more grounded in reality, with just the right amount of magic (for lack of a better term) and mystery to really make the world special. Also, as good as the show was pre-season 7, these are so much better. The ASOIAF books are the real deal, and A Game of Thrones is a great beginning to that series.
As for the Enhanced Editions, they’ve basically ruined me for physical copies. I own the paperbacks and audiobooks, I’ve read each one twice, but these editions are my favorite and are the ones I’ll always be returning to. My favorite feature is the crown icons you can touch that bring pop-ups that feature all kinds of really interesting trivia and other kinds of neat information regarding a topic you just read about. I also really appreciate the maps at the start of every chapter showing not only the location of that character but also the path that they might have recently traveled. Having a short, optional “When we were last with...” at the beginning of each chapter is a fantastic addition as well. There are a number of other features I could go on about but honestly I would just say if you’re interested in the series, just go for this EE first (it’s especially useful for first time readers), and if you’re looking to reread the series after a number of years, I’d still recommend these above other additions.