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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.
I started in 2000 and read the first 3 books back-to-back-to-back...then waited 4 years for book 4, and 6 years for book 5.
Incredible world building, character development, plot twists, intrigue, unexpected plot twists... Martin does it all, and does it well.
Martin keeps the complicated plot moving by dividing the book into relatively short chapters, all from the POV of a different character.
George R.R. Martin has created an epicly loveable high-fantasy story that had me reading throughout many days and nights and I was always eager to pick up where I left off. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Stacy Renee
Love the book and the show. Working on the next book. Some spelling/grammar issues. Not edited as well as it could be?Published 1 day ago by Amazon girl
Great book. Can't wait to watch the series once I finish all the books.Published 2 days ago by Tired Hiker
had to buy this for my roommate after i destroyed his copy. i read the book on my kindle. its ok.Published 2 days ago by Rich
I bought this after I watched season 1. I have to say, this book makes reading interesting for me again.Published 2 days ago by Grendle