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Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.
There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
“When you play the game of thrones, either you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
“A Game of Thrones” is the first book in George R. R. Read more
This book was super amazing. I have never read a book where I loved and disliked the characters all at the same time. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book. Very lengthy and drags in certain places, but manages to maintain your interest.Published 2 months ago by Nicholas Bouchard
This is really the only book of the series I enjoyed almost as much as the show .,.the others have too many characters but if you loved season 1 then there is no reason why this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lucanus Pell