A Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice and Fire (Book 1)

George R.R. Martin

Synopsis:

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.

Reader Reviews

phicat

Rating: Incredible

10/1/2022 11:45:55 PM
bagobred

Rating: Loved It

fantasy, medieval fantasy

Really engrossing though not for the faint of heart. Don't get too attached to any character. Adult themes.

10/3/2022 5:50:27 PM
Lynne Armstrong-Jones

Rating: Incredible

plot twist, page turner, high fantasy

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.

11/29/2022 9:07:46 PM
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About the Author:

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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