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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.
It's been a while since I've enjoyed a book this much. Well paced, it pulls you along and is hard to put down. Can't wait to start book two...Published 6 minutes ago by Kurt
As I wait for book 6, I find myself reading the saga of the Song Ice and Fire for the 4th time. The story is a rich tapestry that you find new details that you've missed the first... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Eric Salinas
Great read! This book was so character rich it left me wanting for nothing. I can't say that for many books.Published 10 hours ago by Elizabeth Curry
Somehow I missed all the excitement around Game of Thrones, but better late to the game than never. Martin is a fabulous story teller and not a page is wasted. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Sharp
I've read the book alongside watching the show. The show is great. The book is incredible. I've read a lot of fantasy over the years and this is the best.Published 1 day ago by Dr. Cogent
I waited a long time to start this book series. People I trusted told me it was good. I held off. The TV show got rave reviews. I still waited. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Shawn
Brought the book on a recommendation from a book store owner and have to say, some of the writing was not what I was hoping for.Published 2 days ago by Sis
Great book to read, you are in for a long and bloody road with this series.Published 2 days ago by Weyah's Realm