A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including
 
• a new Preface by George R. R. Martin
• early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels
• a walk-through of the entire creative process, from auditioning the artists to tweaking the scripts to coloring the final pages
• behind-the-scenes commentary from Daniel Abraham, Tommy Patterson, and series editor Anne Groell

You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

Title:A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780440423218
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    A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One Reviews

  • Anne

    I read the actual book several years ago, and while I liked it, that sort of super thick high fantasy is very hard for me to get motivated to jump back into.I'm don't think I'm terribly stupid, but a ...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    I love A song of Ice and Fire , and I mean love. This series has impacted me more than anything else I’ve ever read(A Game of thrones review). It changed my life around. So, when I first heard that...

  • Jeff

    Well................ahem...........kids............STAY. AWAY. FROM. THIS. BOOK.My fair warning to y'all youngsters.Unless you don't want to become addicted to erotic books. ;)Alright, here's the basi...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    Pretty confusing at most times as I think there were a lot of gaps that would be filled in if I read the books, which I haven't and probably never will. ...

  • Carol

    Well, this was super fun! Have only read the first novel....A Song of Fire and Ice....but have seen the entire HBO series....and am hooked. Do believe I will continue reading GAME OF THRONES in graphi...

  • Argona

    I can hardly describe how happy I was when I found these graphic novels. I need help maintaining my sanity until the 6th book of the series is released and these comics are like a gift from the old go...

  • Nicolo Yu

    My first exposure to GRRM’s fantasy continent of Westeros was through the excellent HBO series. I haven’t had the chance to read the book, though I would seize the chance should a bargain hardback...

  • Fables&Wren

    WrensReads Review:So, I would say that if you haven’t read the book or didn’t watch the show, the graphic novels might be a little confusing. They do explain some things, but it isn’t to an exte...

  • Riley

    This was really good, but if you haven't read the book series it would be very confusing. It's a great addition to the series but not really necessary....

  • Karl Marberger

    Awesome artwork!...