A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

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HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 23, 2010 - Fiction - 912 pages

HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must ... and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

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Through the whole 32-odd hours listening to this book, I went back and forth about how I felt about it. What I came to by the end was that, while well-written, it's just not my cup of tea. There were ... Read full review

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Really compelling story and the HBO series was a great adaptation. The only things that knocked it down a star was the painfully slow/ boring beginning and it's length. Not to be a wimp but it is LONG! Read full review

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George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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