An edition of A Game of Thrones (1996)

A Game of Thrones

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An edition of A Game of Thrones (1996)

A Game of Thrones

Bantam Spectra Trade Paperback Reissue Edition (12); Media tie-in
  • 4.24 ·
  • 389 Ratings
  • 4164 Want to read
  • 249 Currently reading
  • 456 Have read

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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Bantam Books
Language
English
Pages
704

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Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

US/CANADA

Series
A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One
Copyright Date
1996

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.54
Library of Congress
95-43963

Contributors

Cover Art
Stephen Youll
Cover Design
Jaime S. Warren Youll
Cartographer
James Sinclair
Book Designer
James Sinclair
Drawings
Virginia Norey

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
694p.
Number of pages
704
Dimensions
9.10 x 6.10 x 1.30 inches
Weight
658 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7826547M
ISBN 10
0553381687
ISBN 13
9780553381689
LCCN
95043936
OCLC/WorldCat
551650731, 1029380860, 999515157
Library Thing
8366
Goodreads
51228553

Work Description

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by the American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on August 1, 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award and was nominated for both the 1997 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award. The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella. In January 2011, the novel became a New York Times Bestseller and reached No. 1 on the list in July 2011.

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