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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... up against the rock. Most of them on the ground. Fallen, like.” “Or sleeping,”
Royce suggested. “Fallen,” Will insisted. “There's one woman up an ironwood,
half-hid in the branches. A far-eyes.” He smiled thinly. “I took care she never saw
The Targaryen fleet was smashed while it lay at anchor, and huge stone blocks
were ripped from the parapets and sent hurtling into the wild waters of the narrow
sea. Her mother had died birthing her, and for that her brother Viserys had never
“Never ask me about Jon,” he said, cold as ice. “He is my blood, and that is all
you need to know. And now I will learn where you heard that name, my lady.” She
had pledged to obey; she told him; and from that day on, the whispering had ...
And anyhow, I never fall.” Then for a while the guards would chase him whenever
they saw him on the roofs, and try to haul him down. That was the best time of all.
It was like playing a game with his brothers, except that Bran always won.
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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