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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.
Awesome book! If you are a fan of the tv show, you 're gonna love the book! The book shows you the thinks of the characters
Well written, but very wordy, too many characters to keep track of & confusing.Published 8 hours ago by Melissa
11/10 would buy again, best board game of the 1920s and the Triassic period. May the force be with you Harry potterPublished 1 day ago by L. Maloney
Enjoyed it over all but there are soooo many characters it can make it difficult to stay "in the story" when you are trying to keep track of who all the people are.Published 1 day ago by Pippynoodle