A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

By George R. R. Martin


From a grasp of up to date fable comes the 1st novel of a landmark sequence in contrast to any you’ve ever learn ahead of. With A online game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has introduced a real masterpiece, bringing jointly the simplest the style has to supply. secret, intrigue, romance, and event fill the pages of this remarkable saga, the 1st quantity in an epic sequence certain to satisfaction fable lovers everywhere.
A video game OF THRONES
A tune OF ICE AND hearth: e-book ONE
Long in the past, in a time forgotten, a preternatural occasion threw the seasons out of stability. In a land the place summers can final a long time and winters a life-time, difficulty is brewing. The chilly is returning, and within the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing past the kingdom’s protecting Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his such a lot depended on adviser useless less than mysterious conditions and his enemies rising from the shadows of the throne. on the middle of the clash lie the Starks of Winterfell, a relatives as harsh and unyielding because the frozen land they have been born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to function the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not just his family members however the nation itself.

Sweeping from a harsh land of chilly to a summertime state of epicurean lots, A video game of Thrones tells a story of lords and girls, infantrymen and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come jointly in a time of grim omens. the following an enigmatic band of warriors endure swords of no human steel; a tribe of fierce wildlings hold males off into insanity; a merciless younger dragon prince barters his sister to win again his throne; a toddler is misplaced within the twilight among existence and loss of life; and a decided girl undertakes a treacherous trip to guard all she holds expensive. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the destiny of the Starks hangs perilously within the stability, as both sides endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the sport of thrones.

Unparalleled in scope and execution, A video game of Thrones is a type of infrequent examining reports that seize you up from the outlet pages, won’t allow you to move until eventually the tip, and depart you longing for more.

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A sequence so tight it was once prefer to choke him, Iron Lord, with hyperlinks of many metals. ” The knight checked out Dany. “Only a guy informed within the fortress of Oldtown wears this sort of chain,” he acknowledged, “and such males do be aware of a lot of therapeutic. ” “Why when you are looking to aid my khal? ” “All males are one flock, or so we're taught,” spoke back Mirri Maz Duur. “The nice Shepherd despatched me to earth to heal his lambs, anywhere i would locate them. ” Qotho gave her a stinging slap. “We aren't any sheep, maegi. ” “Stop it,” Dany stated angrily.

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Take it. ” “Take it,” echoed his raven, preening. “Take it, take it. ” Awkwardly, Jon took the sword in hand. His left hand; his bandaged correct was once nonetheless too uncooked and clumsy. conscientiously he pulled it from its scabbard and raised it point together with his eyes. The pommel used to be a hunk of faded stone weighted with result in stability the lengthy blade. It have been carved into the likeness of a snarling wolf’s head, with chips of garnet set into the eyes. The grip used to be virgin leather-based, delicate and black, as but unstained through sweat or blood.

Definite I do,” Bran insisted. He understood approximately mating; he had noticeable canines within the backyard, and watched a stallion mount a mare. yet conversing approximately it made him uncomfortable. He checked out Hodor. “Go again and convey your outfits, Hodor,” he stated. “Go gown. ” “Hodor. ” He walked again the best way he had come, ducking below a low-hanging tree limb. He used to be exceptionally huge, Bran concept as he watched him pass. “Are there really giants past the Wall? ” he requested Osha, uncertainly. “Giants and worse than giants, Lordling. i attempted to inform your brother while he requested his questions, him and your maester and that smiley boy Greyjoy.

Sansa ultimately discovered her phrases. “Then absolutely you've gotten selected the ideal one, Your Grace,” she stated, and a gale of laughter erupted throughout her. “Well spoken, child,” stated the previous guy in white. “As befits the daughter of Eddard Stark. i'm venerated to grasp you, even though abnormal the way of our assembly. i'm Ser Barristan Selmy, of the Kingsguard. ” He bowed. Sansa knew the identify, and now the courtesies that Septa Mordane had taught her through the years got here again to her. “The Lord Commander of the Kingsguard,” she acknowledged, “and councillor to Robert our king and to Aerys Targaryen sooner than him.

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