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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.
Full of surprises and very unconventional way of delivering a story and plot. You will never, ever guess how it unfolds!Published 1 hour ago by Ringgit M.
According to amazon twenty or more words are required for a review. I very much enjoyed reading a book like this.Published 15 hours ago by Eduardo Hernandez
What I enjoyed most was the supreme development of the characters. So carefully are they crafted with traits of good, evil, honesty, and greed, that it is hard to know which... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by teachrlady
Great story and intriguing characters or maybe intrigue is is own character that everyone else contributes to. I'm ready for the next one.Published 2 days ago by John
Dive deeper into the story, learn more than what is revealed in the showPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I had to watch the Television Series before I could even get into the book. I am not a fan of George R. R. Martin's style of writing.Published 2 days ago by No One