A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) EPUB
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R.
R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.
A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.Summers span decades.
Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand.
His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must ... and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court.
Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities.
He claims the Iron Throne.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 912 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 23/12/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780007378425
- EPUB from £18.49
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Review by sturlington
I never would have picked up the first book in this famously long series (I usually don't commit to series) if I hadn't already gotten hooked on the TV show. Even though I already knew all the surprises that were coming, the book didn't disappoint. It is sprawling and epic, with lots of political intrigue and adventure -- great escapist fare. This is a book fo characters; even the chapters are organized that way, focusing on one person in turn in the sprawling cast. My favorite is still Daenarys, the dethroned dragon queen, who grows the most during the course of the novel. This was the perfect pick for my first read on the Kindle e-reader. This book is big and much easier to cart around in electronic form. Also, if I forget who one of the many characters is, I only have to access Kindle's X-ray feature to remind me. Handy.Martin's prose shades a bit too much toward purple at times, but this is epic fantasy, so I'll let it slide. He spends an inordinate amount of time describing what people are wearing, which could be tedious but I actually enjoyed it, as all the clothes sound stupendous. I had a lot of fun reading this and I am looking forward to the sequel, which I will need to get because I no longer subscribe to HBO.
Review by ggoldby
Makes a solid return to a fantasy setting - with good world building and character development. It is hard not to contrast withe the current television series but as I have found over time, the written story is always so much better.