A Game of Thrones
Bantam Books, 1997 - 835 sider
A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
A GAME OF THRONES
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to 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.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. 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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"Did it seem to you that there was anything unnatural about Lord Arryn's death?" "
Unnatural?" The aged maester's voice was thin as a whisper. "No, I could not say
so. Sad, for a certainty. Yet in its own way, death is the most natural thing of all, ...
I begged Lord Arryn to use a taster, in this very room I begged him, but he would
not hear of it. Only one who was less than a man would even think of such a thing
, he told me." Ned had to know the rest. "Who gave him the poison?" "Some dear
the Arryns was long and austere, with a forbidding coldness to its walls of blue-
veined white marble, but the faces around him had ... The power of Casterly Rock
was far away, and there were no friends of the Lannisters in the Vale of Arryn.
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - martensgirl - LibraryThing
Having avoided the TV series, I finally got round to reading the book in order to see what all the fuss is about. Martin's endless list of characters and depth of the world he has created is both a ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - melrailey - LibraryThing
Yeah, I finally read it. I also figure if you don't know what this book is about then you've been living in a cave somewhere for the past year; so, absolutely no descriptions from me. I will say that ... Læs hele anmeldelsen