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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"I do not like it," a woman was saying. There was a row of windows beneath him,
and the voice was drifting out of the last window on this side. "You should be the
Hand." "Gods forbid," a man's voice replied lazily. "It's not an honor I'd want.
"Pretty," said a woman's voice. She scarcely looked like a woman; tall and lean,
with the same hard face as the others, her hair hidden beneath a bowl-shaped
halfhelm. The spear she held was eight feet of black oak, tipped in rusted steel.
"Cut his little cock off and stuff it in his mouth," suggested the short woman. "That
should shut him up." "You're as stupid as you are ugly, Hali," said the tall woman.
"The boy's worth nothing dead, but alive . . . gods be damned, think what Mance ...
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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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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