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The Seven Kingdoms have come apart. Joffrey, Queen Cersei's sadistic son, ascends the Iron Throne following the death of Robert Baratheon, the Usurper, who won it in battle. Queen Cersei's family, the Lannisters, fight to hold it for him. Both the dour Stannis and the charismatic Renly Baratheon, Robert's brothers, also seek the throne. Robb Stark, declared King in the North, battles to avenge his father's execution and retrieve his sister from Joffrey's court. Daenerys, the exiled last heir of the former ruling family, nurtures three dragons and seeks a way home. Meanwhile the Night's Watch, sworn to protect the realm from dangers north of the Wall, dwindle in numbers, even as barbarian forces gather and beings out of legend stalk the Haunted Forest.
Sound complicated? It is, but fine writing makes this a thoroughly satisfying stew of dark magic, complex political intrigue, and horrific bloodshed. --Nona Vero --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This series seems to get uglier and bloodier as it goes along. Iam half way through the second book and probably will not finish and I certainly will not buy anymore... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Judi Morgan-Fuller
George R.R. Martin takes forever to tell his story. The plot is good; but the unnecessary detail is excruciating. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Coloradobloom
Great book. Some people complain about typos in the kindle version, but I haven't noticed anythingPublished 3 days ago by Shannon Cramer
This is a brilliantly thought out tale I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a read that isn't predictable and astonishingly witty.Published 4 days ago by Ben