A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 1996-08-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 8,432 Ratings

Description

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

Reviews

  • Brilliant fantasy!

    5
    By PaganTree009
    since the days of J.R.R. Tolkien, there has never been a greater writer of the fantasy genre than the king himself, George RR Martin. The first book I read of his was fire and blood. I was dumbfounded by the way it’s drew me in and kept me reading and only wanting more. This book is no different. From the very first chapter, it was a chore to put this book down. The characters are magnetic. The descriptions he gives of the land he is made in his mind breathtaking. A simply spellbinding read that everyone should experience.
  • Truly a masterpiece

    5
    By Jack w1979
    I thought it was meh at the beginning, but after reading more I got so addicted to the story and felt as if I was truly living among them. 100% recommend to anyone.
  • Excellent book

    5
    By PianoMafia1
    Amazing 🤩
  • Overrated tripe

    1
    By Eyescratcher
    Just shy of mental flatulence
  • Fun Read

    5
    By BigMikeTheRuler
    Good read while at work 👍🏼
  • Must Read!

    5
    By Shalei Swaim
    Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones and you won’t regret it. I am hungover from reading the series and watching the HBO TV series. I already miss it!
  • Muito bom

    5
    By Pedroma34
    Melhor fantasia de todos os tempos.
  • Best

    5
    By Reading 'n Writing 1635
    Without a doubt best historical/ fantasy/fiction! So much scraped out of European medieval history and folklore— and that includes the Red Wedding. Sadly George is never going to finish the next book let alone the series. Read the books then watch the series.
  • Very good book!

    5
    By oofboi_9999
    But where is Elden Ring, George?
  • Amazing

    5
    By Barlos the god
    Detailed, amazing,interesting, vivid. I love this series with every chapter more and more.