A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones


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Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.


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 and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is 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; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

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Title:A Game of Thrones
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    A Game of Thrones Reviews

  • J.G. Keely

    There are plenty of fantasy authors who claim to be doing something different with the genre. Ironically, they often write the most predictable books of all, as evidenced by Goodkind and Paolini. Thou...

  • Shannon

    I really feel the necessity of a bit of personal backstory here, before I start the review. Back in 1996 when this book first came out, and I was about 14 or 16 years old, I saw the hardcover on a sal...

  • Kogiopsis

    Ten years and five hundred comments later and men still think I care if they disagree with me.WARNING: If you enjoyed this book, even a little bit, you may not want to read this review. It will probab...

  • karen

    yup.nerds, now i am among you.this is going to be a review where i just prattle on and on about meee meee meee, because let's face it - there are a million reviews of this puppy out there so i don't h...

  • Mark Lawrence

    I rated this in 2010. In 2017 it's time I actually use my words.Here's my long overdue review of A Game of Thrones. I was looking at the current reviews. Here you have a book with a ridiculously high ...

  • Miranda Reads

    Okay - I am SO incredibly late to this party but hey, I made it! And the hype was real! Winter is coming. Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark lives with his family in a world where the seasons are thrown compl...

  • Emily May

    "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." 3 1/2 stars. So in one weekend I finally finished the book I picked up and put down about ten years ago, and watc...

  • MJ Nicholls

    Reader Logic:I HATE this book.I HATE it so much I had to get a new hardback copy to read so I could underline all the parts I HATE about it so much and post them on Goodreads.I HATE it with such a pas...

  • Jayson

    (A-) 81% | Very GoodNotes: A shocking story that breaks fantasy conventions, it's seven hundred pages of realpolitik and character development....

  • Jayson

    (A-) 81% | Very GoodNotes: A slow parade of entropy, it’s a panoply of pain: a delicate sweater, knit finely together, unraveled to a tangled skein....