A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 1996-08-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
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From 7,829 Ratings

Description

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By Barlos the god
    Detailed, amazing,interesting, vivid. I love this series with every chapter more and more.
  • Epic!

    5
    By AugustLily23
    This is a fantastic series!! I’m on a mission to read 50 books in a year. I’ve hit the halfway mark and decided to reread this series since Dance wasn’t out yet when I read it previously. I’m a huge fan of the show - but like most, the books are better by far. A Game of Thrones kept me captured the entire way through. Dany is my favorite character and I found myself reading and then counting the chapters until I would hear from her again. Martins style of story telling is beautiful.. I love how much detail is poured into these books but yet they move through time quickly without sacrifice. It’s easy to while the day away reading this book. If you’re debating whether to read them, you must! The size of the book is a little intimidating, but once you’ve sunk your teeth in you’ll be so glad because the story is soooo amazing! I feel this book and the first season of the show are most alike. Once you move on to A Clash of Kings you’ll notice more of the story is left out of the show. I’m looking forward to the final two books... I have full confidence that George will hook us up with a fabulous ending that gives us all the detail we crave. Also, for the huge fans like me.. read A World of Ice and Fire. It isn’t written as a story like this series, but I loved the reading the history of Westeros. Just an absolute phenomenal world created here!! Through and through.
  • Game of thrones and for a good reason it was named that title

    4
    By Ignacio2017
    It is a great story but you have to get used to the writhers way of writing. It tells you the story from different characters point of view
  • This book spawned the retarded TV show

    1
    By Sir Rami #21
    BURN IT, IT MUST BURN! BURN I TELL YOU BURN! AT LEAST HARRY POTTER WAS REMOTELY INTERESTING
  • Prologue is missing pages

    5
    By ad0lftickler
    Like the title says prologue is missing pages, but good book
  • Worst book EVER

    1
    By AnimaloverTheMost3000
    The show is bad and so is this! This “Game of Thrones” storyline is not my type of series. It’s overall bad in my opinion.
  • Kk

    5
    By Yelpette
    That
  • Riveting

    5
    By Loaf Sr
    A great piece of literary intrigue. From complex characters to detailed battles. Martin keeps you wondering what drives anyone person on a particular path.
  • GOT to the world

    5
    By Bajanboy123
    I don’t even read, just love Game of Thrones. So i can actually say this book got me into reading. Well done 👏🏼
  • Wait for series completion

    1
    By Eyescratcher
    The first three books are amazing however don’t bother reading any of them until the lazy author gets off his tail to write the final two books. 7 years have gone by since he’s done anything with the series and the last two books are so lacking in story and plot progression it made you wonder if he had a rambling mental break in front of his typist, who took the vomit to a yes man editor who is too enamored with his paycheck to hold Martin to any standard of quality, and published it anyway.

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