The first novel in a brand-new epic fantasy trilogy by the author of Fevre Dream and The Armageddon Rag. Long ago, a mysterious event threw the seasons out of balance. The golden summers go on for years, only to be followed by cruel winters that can last a generation. As the kingdom of the north is assailed by rival houses from the south, a ...Read MoreThe first novel in a brand-new epic fantasy trilogy by the author of Fevre Dream and The Armageddon Rag. Long ago, a mysterious event threw the seasons out of balance. The golden summers go on for years, only to be followed by cruel winters that can last a generation. As the kingdom of the north is assailed by rival houses from the south, a greater danger threatens--the un-earthly demons of legend--the Neverborn--rise up to wreak havoc.Read Less
Larry Rostant Cover Art. Near Fine. ------------5 volumes, paperbacks, all are Very Good+ to Near Fine copies, short crease and turn to upper rear corner of GAME, all 5 books in uniform format, all sport Larry Rostant cover art, all 5 volumes are housed in a Very Good+ slipcase with a few small marks at tips and a couple of very short closed tears, VERY faint spine creases on CLASH and STORM, slipcase shows Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Richard Madden as Robb Stark, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
New in J New jacket. Later ed, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way--square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover--you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door! ! ! This is the later ed of the hardback, with the blue wraps and sword. You don't want to pay $1200 or more for a true 1st ed, right? This hardback will sit on your shelf and look absolutely perfect!
Near Fine in J Fine jacket. Book Club Edition, SIGNED. Flat signed by the author. This book is square, solid, unread and appears nearly brand new with barely a trace of shelf wear, a very faint pink smudge to the outside edge of the text block and the lightest bumping of the top corners. Its unclipped, Brodart protected dust jacket appears to be in perfect shape. You'll turn cartwheels of glee when this book gets to you! ! ! Signed: I Signed by Author(s)
Fine in Not Issued jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First DeLuxe limited edition, first prnt. Issued unsigned, this copy is signed by Martin on the title page. Issued without dustjacket. Satin pagemarker. Publisher's illustrated announcement card printed on gloss stock laid-in, . Slipcase. This edition includes an interview with Martin and a full color preview of the graphic novel version of this novel. Announcement card with shallow creases; the book is an unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine slipcase. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. Signed by George R. R. Martin on the title page. This is the handsome slipcased edition with full number line. Both the book and slipcase are foil stamped and the book has a satin ribbon marker. It contains a special conversation with George R. R. Martin in which he talks about both A Dance with Dragons and the HBO series. There is also a full-color preview of the Game of Thrones graphic-novel No. 1. Full number line 1-10.; Signed by Author.
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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.
Feb 10, 2011
This book is excellent, characters that you care about in situations that feel real...But...it's the first book of a series that seems to be in limbo. We have been waiting for years for the next book and while it has been promised many times it still hasn't been forthcoming.. So while I really loved the book and the ones that followed I have given up on the series and can't recommend it.
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