A Game of Thrones
An edition of A Game of Thrones (1996)

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An edition of A Game of Thrones (1996)

A Game of Thrones

  • 4.35 ·
  • 75 Ratings
  • 348 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading
  • 93 Have read
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Here 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 ThronesLong 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
2015, Bantam Books
Hardcover in English - Special Boxed Bantam Edition (3)
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Le Trône de fer: L'intégrale 1
2012-06, Editiones France Loisirs
Paperback in French - Edition du Club France Loisirs
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A Game of Thrones
2011, Harper Voyager
Paperback in English - paperback edition (44)
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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
2011?, Bantam Books
Paperback in English - Bantam Spectra trade paperback reissue edition (12); Media tie-in
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Shichi ōkoku no gyokuza
2006, Hayakawa Shobō
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A Game of Thrones
2005-08, Spectra/Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Bantam Spectra mass market reissue edition (33)
Cover of: A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
2003, Voyager / HarperCollins Publishers
Mass Market Paperback in English - paperback edition (12)
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A Game of Thrones
2003, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
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A Game of Thrones
1998 January 5, Voyager
Paperback in English - New edition
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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Fire and Ice
1997-09, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English - Bantam paperback ed. (1)
Cover of: A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones
1996, Harper Voyager
Paperback in English

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Series
A Song of Ice and Fire, #1

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E-book

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24283280M
ISBN 10
0553897845
ISBN 13
9780553897845
OCLC/WorldCat
986967033
OverDrive
0D85564B-A4B3-43D5-875D-1DF3CA06AE65
Goodreads
6984678

Work Description

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.

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"We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them.
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