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

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HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 23, 2010 - Fiction - 816 pages
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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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A thrilling reading experience, truly one of the best books I have ever read. I consider Mr. Martin the modern Tolkein. This book is full of magic, political intrigue, betrayal, and war. A unique and outstanding blend. Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book. It's a great way to set the scene for the coming adventures.

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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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