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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 an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Great read, look forward to reading the rest of the series. The story kept me wanting to know what happened next. Great characters!!!Published 32 minutes ago by Kathleen Vanderpool
AMAZING! Kept me interested the whole time! If you like Lord of the Rings you're going to like this book! It is absolutely incredible!Published 8 hours ago by Brittney Anne Scheuneman
Full of surprises and very unconventional way of delivering a story and plot. You will never, ever guess how it unfolds!Published 1 day 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 1 day 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 2 days ago by teachrlady