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Cover of: A Game of Thrones | George R.R. Martin
About the Book

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 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.

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Classifications

Library of Congress PS3563.A7239 G36 1996
Dewey 813/.54

55 editions First published in 1996

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Cluiche na Corónach
2017, Leabhar Breac
Paperback in Irish
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A Game of Thrones
2017, Bantam Books
Trade Paperback in English - 2017 Bantam Books Trade Paperback Tie-In
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A Game of Thrones
2017, Bantam Books
E-book in English - HBO Tie-in Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2016, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 2016 Bantam Books Mass Market Tie-in Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2016, Bantam Books
Hardcover in English - 20th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2016, Harper Voyager
Hardcover in English - The Illustrated Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2016, Bantam Books
E-book in English - The Illustrated Edition
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Kampen om järntronen
2015, Bokförlaget Forum
E-book in Swedish
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Juego de tronos
2012, Gigamesh
in Spanish
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Juego de tronos
2012, Gigamesh, S.L.
Paperback in Spanish
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Le Trône de fer: L’Intégrale 1
2012, Pygmalion
Epub in French
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Le Trône de Fer: L'Intégrale 1
2012, Pygmalion
Paperback in French
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A Game of Thrones
2011, Bantam Books
Paperback in English - Bantam Books movie tie-in trade pbk. ed.
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Game of Thrones
2011, Bantam Books
Paperback in English
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A Game of Thrones
2011, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - HBO Tie-in Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2011, Bantam Books
E-book in English - HBO Tie-in Edition
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Le trône de fer: L'intégrale 1
2011, J'ai Lu
Paperback in French - HBO Tie-in Edition
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Gra o tron
2011, Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo
Paperback in Polish - HBO Tie-in Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2011, Bantam Books
Hardcover in English
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A guerra dos tronos
2010, Leya
Paperback in Portuguese
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A Guerra dos Tronos
2010, Leya
E-book in Portuguese
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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
August 16, 2005, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
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A Game of Thrones
August 16, 2005, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
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A Game of Thrones
January 13, 2004, Random House Audio
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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A Game of Thrones
December 2003, Books on Tape
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Igra prestola
2003, Laguna
in Serbian
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A Game of Thrones
June 2002, Meisha Merlin Pub (P)
Hardcover in English - Limited edition
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A Game of Thrones
May 28, 2002, Spectra
Hardcover in English - Reissue edition
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A Game of Thrones
January 5, 1998, Voyager
Paperback in English
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A Game of Thrones
1997, Bantam Books
Paperback in English
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A Game of Thrones
1997, Perfection Learning
Prebound
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A Game of Thrones
August 4, 1997, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
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A Game of Thrones
1996, Spectra / Bantam Books
Hardcover in English - Bantam Spectra
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Cover of: A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones: Book One of a Song of Ice and Fire
1996, Voyager / HarperCollins
Hardcover in English
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A Game of Thrones: Book One of a Song of Ice and Fire
1996, Voyager / HarperCollins
Hardcover in English
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A Game of Thrones
1996, Bantam Books
in English
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A Game of Thrones
2011 02, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 2011 Bantam Books Mass Market Movie Tie-In Edition; Bantam mass-market edition
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A Game of Thrones
2002 May 28, Spectra
Paperback 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
2003 August 14, Random House Audio
Audiobook Download in English - HBO Tie-in Edition
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A Game of Thrones
2004 March 16, Books on Tape
Audiobook Download in English - HBO Tie-in Edition
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A Game of Thrones
1996 August, Spectra / Bantam
Paperback in English - Advance Reading Copy
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Kampen om Tronen
2011 November 11, Glydendal Lyd
Audiobook in Danish
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Juego de tronos
2012 May, Vintage Español
Paperback in Spanish - lst ed. Vintage Espa.
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Juego de tronos
2012 May, Vintage Español
Paperback in Spanish - lst ed. Vintage Espa.
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Juego de tronos
2012 May, Vintage Español
Paperback in Spanish - 1st Vintage Español edition
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A Game of Thrones
2011 December, HarperVoyager
E-book in English - Enhanced Edition
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Juego de tronos
2014 April, Gigamesh Digital
E-book in Spanish - Primera edición en Gigamesh Digital
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A Game of Thrones: Perebutan Takhta
2015 March, Fantasious
in Indonesian
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A Game of Thrones
2016 October, Harper Voyager
E-book in English - The Illustrated Edition
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Der Winter naht
2016 March, GRRM by Penhaligon
Hardcover in German
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A Game of Thrones
2017 September 8, Harper Voyager
E-book in English - Ebook Edition April 2012
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A Game of Thrones
1997 September, Bantam Books
Epub in English
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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
2013 March, Turtleback Books
Library Binding in English - Bantam mass market edition; HBO tie-in

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