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.
The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer. They set forth at daybreak to see a man beheaded, twenty in all, and Bran rode among them, nervous with excite...
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including those of the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire-A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast…
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The entire series of Game of Thrones is magnificent. It is like entering a complete new realm of reading into adulthood. George R.Martin is a fearless writer daring to leap into the unexpected to keep shocking the reader. His books are unforgettable.
An epic and influential series. This novel is realistic and deep dives into different povs. The novel is a classic of the fantasy genre
A fantastic excellent read. It’s captivating and a real page turner. It’s twist and turns are amazing. I really enjoy the exciting plot.
It was a phenomenal story that impacted so many ups and downs in times where was hard and it was no way to figure out anything without having wits about yourself and also showing how power can corrupt the best of us and also bring out the best of us
This book finds that balance, with evocative, beautiful language that puts you right in that setting and right in the thick of the action. Hell, the descriptions of food always made me hungry even if they were serving something that I would never actually eat!
An incredible book. I’m glad I’d seen the TV show, so many characters, so much going on, it was a help to be able to picture the cast as I read. I really liked the way the book concentrated each chapter on one particular character at a time. I can’t really say much else, it took me three months and was a brilliant read!
This series is outstanding, with its battles, its magic, its fascinating characters and rivalries. There are many characters who are wonderfully believable, and it is easy to become so involved with their stories and their lives that you don't want to stop reading.
Really engrossing though not for the faint of heart. Don't get too attached to any character. Adult themes.