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A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

A GAME OF THRONES

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings and a preview of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel.

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A Game of Thrones
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Fantastic
December 28th, 2014
A fairly intense read but very mch worth it. The characters are smart funny an a little twisted.
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Amazing
November 14th, 2014
The plot, the characters, the dialog. It's all excellent. He leaves a little to be desired in terms of his writing style, but after a chapter or two, I stopped noticing. I was so swept up in the story. I'm usually a slow reader, but I ploughed through this in less than a week.
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Wonderful
August 28th, 2014
Fantastic beginning to a series. It is shocking and newer style than what I am accustomed too from a fantasy novel. An epic story to last forever is clearly incoming.
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Wonderful
August 28th, 2014
Fantastic beginning to a series. It is shocking and newer style than what I am accustomed too from a fantasy novel. An epic story to last forever is clearly incoming.
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Game Of Thrones
July 5th, 2014
Cant stop turning the pages....
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Excelent book!
May 23rd, 2014
My wife has read all the books and we have been watching the series on TV. Am definitely not disappointed and look forward to the next book!
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Thrones
May 21st, 2014
Well once I got into the groove it was awesome, very happy I started to read them
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Game of Thrones
April 2nd, 2014
If you like fantasy, you will love this series, Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin! The books can be somewhat confusing and are extremely detailed, so you can't speed read them! He draws you quickly into this wondrous world he's written. I've watched the first three seasons of the HBO Series, " Game of Thrones " but I have always found reading the books a much more satisfying experience. The only complaint I have is the author is slow getting out book 6 & 7!! Be prepared, if you read this series, he really leaves you hanging at the conclusion of book 5!!! I want to call him and tell him to hurry up already :-)
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February 20th, 2014
I very much enjoyed this book. The characters drew me right in and I found myself finding things to love and hate about each character whether "good" or "bad". I will definitely continue reading this series.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
February 5th, 2014
I cannot wait to start Book #2. Winter is Coming!
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February 1st, 2014
George RR Martin's Game of Thrones series is amazing. Packed full of detail and character development, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. A must read for anyone who likes books!
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January 27th, 2014
Not having watched the TV series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I found the presentation of each chapter from the perspective of different lead characters held my interest as each one left me wondering what would happen next to that individual. An interesting fantasy world with all the necessary magic, dragons, warlocks, knights, ladies and twists of narrative in the making of kings.
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January 25th, 2014
Wonderful book, every chapter keeps you drawn in despite following multiple characters. There is never a lull in the action and the chapters run together seamlessly to bring a view of the entire GoT universe.
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January 24th, 2014
Incredible book that pulls you into the characters stories and there are many of them, so pay attention. The build up through out the story keeps you reading for more, just to see how each person affects the other. The book is ended wonderfully and leaves you wanting to read the next one immediately.
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January 24th, 2014
really great work from george r.r. martin. one of HIS best books and its THE best books ever
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January 24th, 2014
Intense and engaging read. My only complaint is that the author kills of characters to quickly haha.
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January 23rd, 2014
Read this book when it first came out and loved it. I have since read it at least 10 times. Every time a new book comes out I re-read the whole series to get caught up!
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January 23rd, 2014
This book grabs the reader from the very beginning and takes you on a roller coaster ride. The author does a great job of combining fantasy with politics. Very hard to put this book down.
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January 22nd, 2014
Not usually one for fantasy type books but after reading this I am hooked on the story. The characters are believable and interesting - even the baddies! You become submerged in their lives and there are surprises aplenty to keep you engrossed
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January 22nd, 2014
I have watch both the tv show and the novel. big game of thrones fan. George R R. Martin you have done a great job writing this series. Awesome read. Highly recommended for anyone interested in historical drama/action/fantasy. Cant wait to read more.
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