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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R.R. Martin


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here's the main amount in George R. R. Martin’s outstanding cycle of novels that comes with A conflict of Kings and A typhoon of Swords. As a complete, this collection incorporates a real masterpiece of modern fable, bringing together the most efficient the style has to supply. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these web web pages and delivery us to a world not like any we have now got ever professional. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning collection is destined to face as one of the vital nice acquiremalests of creative fiction.


long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural adventure threw the seasons out of steadiness. In a land where summers can ultimate a few years and icinesss a life-time, hassle is brewing. The cold is returning, and within the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing earlier the kingdom’s protective Wall. on the heart of the combat lie the Starks of Winterfell, a circle of relatives as harsh and unyielding because the land they had been born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to summertime kingdom of epicurean lots, here's a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omaless.

right here an enigmatic band of warriors undergo swords of no human steel; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry males off into madness; a merciless younger dragon prince barters his sister to win again his throne; and a made up our minds girl undertakes the most treacherous of trips. Amidentification plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the destiny of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously within the steadiness, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of combats: the game of thrones.

BONUS: This model accommodates an excerpt from George R.R. Martincff0478#39;s A conflict of Kings and a pevaluate of A sport of Thrones: the picture Novel.
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Readers of epic fable collection are: (1) affected particular person--they're left in suspense among each amount, (2) energy--they reread or no less than evaluate the previous e guide(s) whilst a new installmalest comes out, (3) sturdy--these seven hundred-web web page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) malestally agile--they practice a host of characters by means of a myriad of subplots. In A sport of Thrones, the main e guide of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividentificationly actual global, well-drawn characters, complicated but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus referred to as "well above the norms of the style."

Martincff0478#39;s Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister households status in for the Yorks and Lancasters. the tale of those households and their struggle to regulate the Iron Throne dominates the foreflooring; within the againflooring is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, earlier which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves threon the south as years-lengthy iciness advances. out of the country, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and goals of fiery reconquest.

there may be such a lot bloodshed, mercilessty, and death, but A sport of Thrones is alternatively compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for best possible possible fable Novel. So, directly to A conflict of Kings! --Nona Vero

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author: George R.R. Martinauthor: BantamBinding: Kindle versionLanguage: EnglishPages: 819

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