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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"So when the Targaryen host broke and ran, you gave the pursuit into my hands.
The remnants of Rhae- gar's army fled back to King's Landing. We followed.
Aerys was in the Red Keep with several thousand loyalists. I expected to find the
They were the last of the Targaryen dragons, perhaps the last dragons anywhere,
and they had not lived very long. From there the skulls ranged upward in size to
the three great monsters of song and story, the dragons that Aegon Targaryen ...
"Robert, I ask you, what did we rise against Aerys Targaryen for, if not to put an
end to the murder of children?" "To put an end to TargaryensV the king growled. "
Your Grace, I never knew you to fear Rhaegar." Ned fought to keep the scorn out
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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