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A Game of Thrones (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

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A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

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.

A GAME OF THRONES

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.

From the Paperback edition.

Review:

"The major fantasy of the decade...compulsively readable." Denver Post

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"We have been invited to a grand feast and pageant: George R.R. Martin has unveiled for us an intensely realized, romantic but realistic world." Chicago Sun-Times

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"A splendid saga....Inventive and intricately plotted." BookPage

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"Magic...George R.R.Martin's first fantasy epic [is set] well above the norms of the genre." Locus

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"Such a splendid tale and such a fantasticorical! I read my eyes out and couldn't stop 'til I finished and it was dawn." Anne McCaffrey

Synopsis:

Now available in a specially priced edition — the first volume in an epic series by a master of contemporary fantasy, filled with mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure.

About the Author

George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has written fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and for his sins spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer/producer, working on Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid 90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he's allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula who think they run the place.

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jtokio, March 7, 2012 (view all comments by jtokio)
Stop me if you have heard this one before, A dwarf, a knight and a king walk into a bar...The world of Westeros is a world of adult desires and blood curdling screams as people are run through with blades and fury - You never know who will get there throat slit or who may just get a simple push out of a window - The drama that flows through this book will keep your hands gripped to it like a racers hands to the wheel, you will NOT want to let go!
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Rakoz, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Rakoz)
Complete character development: Check. Courtly intrigue: Check. Massively epic storyline: check. Still manages to be a page turner: check. If Lord of the Rings had this pacing it would be the most widely read book ever. Don't let the "Fantasy" tag fool you; this series has more realism to it than most romantic comedies and historical re-tellings. The magic in this series enhances but does not distract nor is it even vital to the story, but it makes it better.
Highly recommended for anyone who as ever picked up a sword... or even thought about it once and felt foolish for doing so. Martin will not disappoint.
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catmama3, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by catmama3)
I read this after seeing the television series, and even though I knew the general outline of what was going to happen, I was absolutely riveted. Martin creates fabulous characters in whom the reader becomes completely invested.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553386790
Author:
Martin, George R. R.
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110322
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 720 pages Bantam - English 9780553386790 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The major fantasy of the decade...compulsively readable."
"Review" by , "We have been invited to a grand feast and pageant: George R.R. Martin has unveiled for us an intensely realized, romantic but realistic world."
"Review" by , "A splendid saga....Inventive and intricately plotted."
"Review" by , "Magic...George R.R.Martin's first fantasy epic [is set] well above the norms of the genre."
"Review" by , "Such a splendid tale and such a fantasticorical! I read my eyes out and couldn't stop 'til I finished and it was dawn."
"Synopsis" by , Now available in a specially priced edition — the first volume in an epic series by a master of contemporary fantasy, filled with mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure.
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