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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
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.
I love this series - it is very exciting, full of action, adventure, deceit, love...everything that makes up a great story! A must read!Published 15 hours ago by JC Valade
Excellent read, but probably not for everyone. You have to like
middle earth, dragons, medieval times, knights and people you like getting killed. Read more
I decided to read this book after I heard about the television series. It was a fantastic read. It had me gripped on every word. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Unni Philip
A great start to a novel full of twists and turns around every corner. Martin provides so much detail that it is easy to get lost, but worth looking more closely at.Published 2 days ago by Omar Franco
If you want to be taken into another world this book (series) is for you. I also got it on audio the narrator was AMAZING!Published 3 days ago by Jamie Figueroa