A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinHere 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.
Every Game of Thrones book you can read after the final season
Missing GoT already? Here's what to check out after the HBO phenomenon's finale. We may never know. For starters, GoT was not George R. Martin's first book. By the time it was published in , Martin was already a three-time Hugo Award winner once each for best novella, novelette and short story , an established novelist and a screenwriter including writing episodes for the revival of The Twilight Zone.
I read the first book, A Game of Thrones , after devouring Season 1 of the eponymous HBO show, but never bothered reading books two through five. I continued to watch the show and the guilt for breaking my bookish rule continued to grow. I need to right this wrong, and with the final season just around the corner, now is the ideal time to read the series. A full review of the story could only enhance the Season 8 watching experience, right? If you want to embark on this epic reading journey as well, the sooner you start the better, but for the purposes of this post, March 17 is the starting date.
The title of the TV show was taken from the title of the first book in the series. Martin intended the series to be a trilogy, but he now plans on writing seven books. Five books have already been published and he is working on the 6th right now.
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