Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Name & Author: Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam Books

Release Date: January 1st 1996

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adult


In A Game of Thrones, George R.R. MartiGame_of_thronesn has created a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantansy fans everywhere.

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

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My Thoughts:

I never would have dreamt of that one day I would read a series with over seven books that are all around the 1000 page mark. But I have (only the first book, but that is a start!).

I was hesitant to begin this book, since I had tried to read it once before and gave up. But after watching the first two seasons I decided it was time to start this again. I have to say that having seen the TV series made reading this book a little easier. I was already familiar with the characters (and there are a lot of them), the world and the story line.

The writing in this book is amazing. I really liked the format of the book. Every chapter had a POV from a specific character. The description of the characters are very good. You will love some characters and hate others, but through out the book my opinions of some characters changed.

This book has aged very well, as it will be 20 years since it was first published this year.

I recommend all people to try to read this book and I will soon be continuing with the series.



One thought on “Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

  1. I sympathize with you, that you had to start reading it more than once. I bought the book back in 1998 (I think) and tried to read it a few times, but couldn’t get into it. Over the years, I had friends who would throw things at me, since they’d read the books and wanted to discuss them with me. (You know, theories, outrages, etc.)

    Finally, because the TV had been announced, I set to reading the first book, and it was just great. I don’t even know why I had any problems the first time.

    I’m glad the TV show helped you, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

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