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NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES

From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
 
A GAME OF THRONES
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE
 
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 forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.

Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells 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; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.


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    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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    A brilliant series full of characters so real the breath life into every page. Ok so I'm not going to lie, I'm ashamed to admit my love of this series started with the show it is based upon, but like most books that have been turned into a TV series or movie this is so much better, It doesn't matter if you follow the show or not this is a great book and you can see why it has millions of fans screaming for more all over the world, This will be a classic that hundreds of years from now our great great great grandchildren will be reaching for and George R.R. Martins name will live on much like Shakespeare or Dickens, Help make history by reading and loving this book because once you read it you will have no choice but to love it. Each character both good and bad is written so beautifully that its hard not to feel their love, passion, anger and betrayal, If your looking for a book that will transport you into a new land and a story that will keep you returning to it, then this is the series your looking for see for yourself why people all over the world (myself included) have fallen in love with game of thrones, you wont be disappointed

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    A dynamic read; characters and setting are always changing, and there isn't a character safe in the stories plot.

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    An awesome series, I can hardly wait for the next book. It kept me hooked and just when, I liked a Character there dead. Read it you'll love it.

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    I cannot wait to start Book #2. Winter is Coming!

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