A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
Random House Publishing Group, 1. jan. 2003 - 720 sider
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.
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“It was the cold,” Gared said with iron certainty. “I saw men freeze last winter, and
the one before, when I was half a boy. Everyone talks about snows forty foot deep
, and how the ice wind comes howling out of the north, but the real enemy is the ...
“I've had the cold in me too, lordling.” Gared pulled back his hood, giving Ser
Waymar a good long look at the stumps where his ears had been. “Two ears,
three toes, and the little finger off my left hand. I got off light. We found my brother
The taste of cold iron in his mouth gave him comfort. Down below, the lordling
called out suddenly, “Who goes there?” Will heard uncertainty in the challenge.
He stopped climbing; he listened; he watched. The woods gave answer: the
rustle of ...
was very cold. The Other slid forward on silent feet. In its hand was a longsword
like none that Will had ever seen. No human metal had gone into the forging of
that blade. It was alive with moonlight, translucent, a shard of crystal so thin that it
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I kept hearing so many good things about A Game of Thrones and with the new HBO series airing they hype was building up. I decided to read this epic fantasy masterpiece and very quickly got bored. One ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
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A fantasy book with a large and popular following. I listened to about an hour of this 34 hour listen--several tries at it. It's not my kind of book. If it weren't so old, I'd turn it in for an audible.com refund. Læs hele anmeldelsen