A Game of Thrones
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A Game of Thrones

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Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

Title:A Game of Thrones
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0553588486
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:835 pages

    A Game of Thrones Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    May 26, 2007

    There are plenty of fantasy authors who claim to be doing something different with the genre. Ironically, they often write the most predictable books of all, as evidenced by Goodkind and Paolini. Thou...

  • MJ Nicholls
    Sep 01, 2013

    Reader Logic:I HATE this book.I HATE it so much I had to get a new hardback copy to read so I could underline all the parts I HATE about it so much and post them on Goodreads.I HATE it with such a pas...

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Sep 27, 2007

    I really feel the necessity of a bit of personal backstory here, before I start the review. Back in 1996 when this book first came out, and I was about 14 or 16 years old, I saw the hardcover on a sal...

  • Kogiopsis
    Feb 04, 2009

    EDIT: 14 Dec. 2012. I no longer get notifications for the comments. Feel free to duke it out with each other; just don't expect me to respond.WARNING: If you enjoyed this book, even a little bit, you ...

  • karen
    Jul 29, 2011

    yup.nerds, now i am among you.this is going to be a review where i just prattle on and on about meee meee meee, because let's face it - there are a million reviews of this puppy out there so i don't h...

  • StoryTellerShannon
    Nov 17, 2011

    First off, I'm a heavy duty fan of GRRM. I've read over a 100 different fantasy authors in my time. Took about 5 years off from the genre b/c I felt it was all getting too formulaic and cliched. So, w...

  • Emily May
    Sep 08, 2012

    I tried reading this a long time ago and gave up very quickly. I know many love it but I think from the start I knew it wasn't for me. Looooong fantasy series never have been, for some reason. HOWEVER...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Jan 17, 2014

    Okay so I read it again. I didn’t quite get chance to last year, so I squeezed it in right at the start of this one. Plus, it gives me chance to share this review once more and tell my personal read...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Mar 07, 2015

    عندما تلعب صراع العروش..فأنت إما تكسب، وإما تموت هذا أساس اﻷغنية ،أغنية الجليد والنار، وأنشودتها اﻷولي 'لعبة ...

  • Jesse
    Jun 15, 2007

    I know no one reading this knows me much (well some of you may) but I DON'T reread books. I usually read a book once and its quite well locked into my brain. As much as I've enjoyed many books I've re...