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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As the man approached, the smallfolk bent the knee, and Theon heard the
innkeep murmur, "Damphair." Tall and thin, with fierce black eyes and a beak of a
nose, the priest was garbed in mottled robes of green and grey and blue, the
George R. R. Martin. Theon did not need to be told that Black Wind was Asha's
longship. He had not seen his sister in ten years, but that much he knew of her.
Odd that she would call it that, when Robb Stark had a wolf named Grey Wind.
"Ten," Theon answered, pulling off his torn gloves. "A boy they took," his father
said. "What are you now?" "A man," Theon answered. "Your blood and your heir."
Lord Balon grunted. "We shall see." "You shall," Theon promised. "Ten years, you
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - buffalogr - LibraryThing
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
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I raced through the television series and didn’t want the story to end, so I started the audiobooks. I am still astonished at how closely the show followed the original story. Even portions of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen