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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.
First book in the series and is a great way to start if you have not watched the HBO series. Also if you have watched it then be prepared for ally that was not in the show.Published 7 hours ago by William
A Game of Thrones is a book you assume cannot live up to the hype surrounding it, but trust me it does! Many of my friends recommended that I read this novel and I loved it! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kirsten Edwards
Great condition fast shipping really good book so far and interesting cause you know the characters thoughts where ive just watched the show so its interesting to hear their... Read morePublished 2 days ago by valentina m kemp
It's a little slow at first and there are tons of characters, many of which have similar names, which can be confusing. But once you get into it, it's awesome. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Khakicat
Way better than the show. I can't believe I haven't read these books already. Trust me....you want these books. Have fun!Published 3 days ago by Anthony