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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To a boy, Winterfell was a grey stone labyrinth of walls and towers and courtyards
and tunnels spreading out in all directions. In the older parts of the castle, the
halls slanted up and down so that you couldn't even be sure what floor you were
Visenya's hill was crowned by the Great Sept of Baelor with its seven crystal
towers. Across the city on the hill of Rhaenys stood the blackened walls of the
Dragonpit, its huge dome collapsing into ruin, its bronze doors closed now for a
"Your khal would tell you that only a coward hides behind stone walls instead of
facing his enemy with a blade in hand. The Usurper would agree. He is a strong
man, brave . . . and rash enough to meet a Dothraki horde in the open field.
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - basilsbooks - www.librarything.com
Okay so before I get a few judgements (silent or otherwise) for my 3 star rating. I want to say I plan on reading the rest of the book unless I just start to outright hate them. The book was not ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - barrettlucero - www.librarything.com
At times titillating but mostly plodding, and maybe I'm just not in the mood. May come back to it, but I got tired of the tone and the characters. __ Came back to it and listened to it in August 2014 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen