In A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin has created a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of 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. Amid plots and counterplot, 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.
“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”
There’s not much I could say about this first installment of A Song of Ice and Fire that hasn’t been said. It’s truly incredible.A huge epic fantasy story, with political intrigue and war strategies. The size of the book is intimidating but it is well worth the read.
I’ve been watching the show, always been afraid to read the book’s because of their enormous size. I finally read the first book and I loved it. I found that the TV show and the book was so similar. Differences between the book and the first season of the show are pretty minor.
The characters in the book are so fantastic, my favorites being Tyrion, Dany and of course, Jon Snow. I loved how the book was written from many different characters perspectives, however, I really didn’t enjoy reading Catelyn. I just find she’s such a boring character, I hated reading her chapters. I love Sansa (in the show) but in this book she’s still so young and wide-eyed. Believing in fairy tales where she gets to marry the Prince. Tyrion has so much sass, I love it.I have so many feelings for these character’s.
I am definitely looking forward to reading the Clash of Kings. Not sure when I’m going to be picking it up but it will be in the next few months.
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”