A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2016-09-28
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
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Description

Available only on Apple Books, this enhanced edition is an amazing way to explore the rich world of George R. R. Martin’s series. Stay on top of the epic story lines with annotations, glossaries, and family trees. Follow each main character’s journey with interactive maps. Explore the symbolism of every house’s sigil. In addition to hundreds of enhancements, you’ll find an excerpt of The Winds of Winter, the hugely anticipated sixth book in Martin’s series.

With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series.

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. To the south, the king's powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.

Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Reviews

  • Awesome

    5
    By Jnspero9
    If you’re here you already know. The standard in contemporary fantasy fiction.
  • Please update to fix the glitches

    5
    By Brian D.
    First of all, the book itself is amazing! However, the enhanced version of this series is plagued with glitches. Images and maps are missing and replaced with question marks in their place. The book has not been updated since it was released over six years ago, and could use a quality of life update in the worst way.
  • Masterpiece

    5
    By jxbrey
    You truly can’t put this series down and feel like you personally know each character. The way GRRM brings his characters to life, the detail in which he describes each place, situation and person truly immerses you into the world he’s created. The history he’s created for his fantasy world rivals Tolkien and Middle Earth.
  • A bit slow in areas

    4
    By luvslily2
    A few slow areas but very great foundation for each character.
  • FIX THE FULLSCREEN MODE PLEASE.

    1
    By RN I kinda hate U all
    Full screen mode doesn’t work properly. Annoying Wi-Fi icons, time and battery status of iPhone won’t ever disappear and your whole reading experience is therefore very very poor. FIX IT.
  • Cool experience with strange errors.

    5
    By TheRayBen
    The maps, images, and author’s notes are very nice. Unfortunately, I’ve already noticed several typos and weird text errors that hurt the flow of the story. I own a couple physical copies of the book that I’ve used to verify that these are, in fact, errors.
  • Love these Enhanced Editions

    5
    By Bar0n 0f Hell
    First of all, the book is fantastic. If you’re a fan fantasy novels, the show, or really good books in general, you really should read this series at some point in your life. They’re what I would say is more low fantasy, being a bit more grounded in reality, with just the right amount of magic (for lack of a better term) and mystery to really make the world special. Also, as good as the show was pre-season 7, these are so much better. The ASOIAF books are the real deal, and A Game of Thrones is a great beginning to that series. As for the Enhanced Editions, they’ve basically ruined me for physical copies. I own the paperbacks and audiobooks, I’ve read each one twice, but these editions are my favorite and are the ones I’ll always be returning to. My favorite feature is the crown icons you can touch that bring pop-ups that feature all kinds of really interesting trivia and other kinds of neat information regarding a topic you just read about. I also really appreciate the maps at the start of every chapter showing not only the location of that character but also the path that they might have recently traveled. Having a short, optional “When we were last with...” at the beginning of each chapter is a fantastic addition as well. There are a number of other features I could go on about but honestly I would just say if you’re interested in the series, just go for this EE first (it’s especially useful for first time readers), and if you’re looking to reread the series after a number of years, I’d still recommend these above other additions.
  • 👍🏼

    5
    By DrFahad88
    I love this enhanced edition way more than physical copies for the series.
  • Great book format

    5
    By Mlasshesohno
    Love the e-formatting of this book—which is a knockout in and of itself.
  • Barely enhanced, and no art....very disappointed

    2
    By Fallin2high
    With all the amazing fan art, this really could have been an opportunity to not only create a richly illustrated and interactive version of the story. Overpriced and underwhelmed.