Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin's landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones-with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter-revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. 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. ...
Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin's landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones-with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter-revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. 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 centre of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region 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. 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 endeavours to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Signed by Author Very Good+ paperback. SIGNED by George R.R. Martin to title page. Normal shelfwear to exterior including rubbing along edges with slight creasing/splitting to fore-edge corners. Normal aging including yellowing to page-ends. Small brown stain to fore-edge page-ends. Otherwise, text is clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 694 pp.
Fine. 0553808044 Author Signed Hardcover Book October 2016 NY: Random House First edition (thus), first printing, illustrated edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Fine in Not Issued jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First illustrated edition, first prnt. Forewod by John Hodgson. Full color and black & white artwork by Michael Komarck, Michael S. Miller and Jennifer Sol Cai. Map endpages. Signed by Martin on the title page. Issued without dustjacket. Publisher's announcement slip laid-in as issued. Unread copy in Fine condition. Published in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of first appearance of this title in Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Good in Good jacket. Signed by Author ISBN: 0-553-10354-7, As is-Water soiling to the bottom corner of the book pervading and visible in the lower margins (photos available upon request), otherwise very little wear overall. Author signed the title-page. 694 pages.
New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. 4 Book Set-Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords, and Feast for Crows. All 4 books personally Signed by George R. R. Martin directly on the title pages, NOT signed to anyone. Photos of George R.R. Martin at his book signing event will be included with the signed books. All 4 books are First Edition, Later Printing. Hardcovers. All 4 books have no marks, no inscriptions. Not book club editions, not ex-library. Dust jackets are all new. All are NOT price-clipped, in removable, protective clear covers. This is a beautiful autographed SET for collectors. Makes a great gift. Photos available upon request. (We also have available signed copies of all Song of Ice and Fire SIGNED 1st Editions/1st Printings. Please inquire. ) PLEASE NOTE: This set weights 12 pounds. Additional shipping will be required for International shipping.
Fine. This is the extremely rare advance reading copy (ARC) of this book, a softcover copy with a stiff dustjacket featuring an unused cover art. The book and the DJ are flawless, save for a little crimping at one spot at the top of the DJ, due to the fact that the publisher cut then a little too large for the actual size of the book so the fit is a bit off. This is the third of these I've had in my hands and all suffered from this to one degree or another; that said, this is the sweetest copy I have seen. The book is square and solid, and the paper has browned with time, inevitable as it was printed on a cheap pulp paper. The book is in a protective mylar bag--you'll don your chain mail and cry "Down with tyrants! " when this book arrives at your door! ! ! Signed: I Signed by Author.
ISBN. B00ES26V8Q Hardback. First Printing with number line going down to 1 on copyright page. Signed by Author at Norwescon 38, on title page. Very Good condition book in a Good to Very Good condition dustjacket with 3.5 inch long closed tear to top edge of front cover, minor rubs and creases around its edges. Tight, sound copy with no markings to the book. $21. 95 original price is present and unclipped. We have placed dustjacket in a brodart protective cover and it looks much better than described.
NF in VG+ jacket. Signed by the Author SIGNED-Octavo. Black boards quarterbound in a cloth backstrip of the same color with bright, shiny silver lettering and a decorative silver outline letterbox. Light bumping at the head and tail of the spine. Outside corners are sharp. Map endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page in black pen. Binding is straight and tight; pages clean, white and crisp. Nearly unnoticable trace of handling on the outside edge of the textblock. 694 pages. Silver foil dust jacket has very light wrinkles along the upper edge. 1/3" circular closed tear in the front corner of the tail of the spine. Chip in the tip of the upper rear corner is 3/8" wide and runs down the outside edge of the rear cover about 2/3." $21.95 price on the upper corner of the front inside flap. Additional photos will be quickly provided of any portion(s) of this book you have concerns with. Just contact us.
when you buy a hardback book? something about 9x6? surprise! this "hardback" is 4.5 x 6. a paperback size with hardcovers. it seems a bit dishonest to sell this as a hardback without disclosing it's paperback size.
Jun 13, 2014
A Game of Thrones
Purchased books and videos for my son, He loves them!
Jun 6, 2013
Meh....maybe Clash of Kings is better
I'm always one who enjoys the books more than their television/movie counterparts; but this is one of those rare occasions where I'd rather just watch the show. I'm sure the second book is better since this is just the introductory book, but I found myself getting bored with the text, it's not as engrossing as I thought it would be.
Sep 15, 2011
Great plot....awesome characters...always interesting...Fantasy fiction at its best!Royal
Aug 7, 2011
A staple of a good fantasy library
I have been a sci fi and fantasy reader for years, but somehow this series escaped my attention until a couple of years ago. It should practically be required reading for aspiring fantasy authors; THIS is how you build a world and its politics believably. THIS is how you develop characters. THIS is how you introduce supernatural events without your readers rolling their eyes. Martin has incredible attention to detail. The experience of delving into his books is rich and utterly engrossing. I had read other reviews that mentioned how political this series is, and that gave me pause, but Martin manages to keep the book from ever being bogged down because of it; rather, the political aspects lend the story its hint of mystery and suspense. The game of thrones is a bloody one. Start this series if you have a few months to commit, because once you get involved in this world, you won't be able to NOT care about the characters and their struggles. Highly recommended.
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