A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includesand 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 ...Read MoreA NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includesand 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.Read Less
George R.R. Martin. Very Good. Book. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. NF/none. A few light scratches to glossy cover. Spine, bindiing in excellent condition. Clean, bright tight copy. The Art of Ice and Fire contains the very best of the artwork done for Fantasy Flight's board game and collectible card game...and a good deal more. In addition to going through hundreds of cards to select the best work from FFG's stable of talented artists, editor Brian Wood has also included cover art from both foreign and domestic edition of A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords, interior illustrations (drawings and color plates) from the limited editions published by Meisha Merlin and Subterranean Press, covers and interior art from the Hedge Knight graphic novel by Mike S Miller, Ben Avery, and the Dabel Brothers, and conceptual drawings and character sketches for the forthcoming line of Ice and Fire miniatures from the Testor Corporation. As well, he and Fantasy Flight have commissioned a number of new pieces for the book, drawings and paintings and digital creations by diverse talents from all around the world.
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As for Game of Thrones, the writer i very clear and creative, a good writer. The subject matter is one of war and poverty, of bloodshed and honor, about the kings and their royal families, as opposed to the thousands of inhabitants. If that's your cup of tea, you will like this book.
Oct 5, 2012
I loved to read the book, had problems putting it down. However, the Times may think the writer is another Tolkien, but to my opinion he doesn't come close.
Mar 8, 2012
Great Book and Series
This book is really quite good especially for having just picked it up cheap with nothing else to read. This book far exceeds the understanding of the Lord of the Rings series and really was creative. Check out both my book blog and my store where I sell these books, I regret to say, even cheaper than they have here. Check both places out and let me know what you think! http://bookshelfstories.com/ and http://bookshelfstories.com/shop/shop.php?c=26&x=A_Game_of_Thrones
Feb 3, 2012
its a nice book
I really love this book. I wish it ended off a bit better than how it did.
Sep 22, 2011
great book. well written and very "readable". I would recommend this book(series) to anyone who loves a good read.
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