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Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.
There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Well written and adds depth to characters that the tv series can't.Published 1 hour ago by Greg Coonfare
Thats not to say the book is bad, it's fantastic, the show is just better. That's probably because the show is a word for word clone of the book, with a $5,000,000 per episode... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by nes
Usually movies and tv shows don't live up to their literary source but in this case the opposite is true. Great and addictive television, smartly cast with fantastic visuals. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Long term customer
I can't add anything that has not already been said on the internet about this series...Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's a long read but very entertaining. The story line is well presented and kept my interest. I enjoy a book that takes me a while to read and this definitely did!Published 2 days ago by Brendan Oleary