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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One glance was sufficient to tell Catelyn that the castle would not be taken by
storm. The battlements bristled with spears and swords and scorpions, there was
an archer at every crenel and arrow slit, the drawbridge was up, the portcullis
In the sky behind the castle, the fine red tail of the comet was visible through thin,
scuttling clouds. All the way from Riverrun to Seagard, the Mallisters had argued
about its meaning. It is my comet, Theon told himself, sliding a hand into his fur- ...
Her captain was a fat- bellied southron merchanter as well, and the stony sea that
foamed at the feet of the castle made his plump lips quiver, so he stayed well out,
further than Theon would have liked. An ironborn captain in a longship would ...
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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
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