PastryWiz A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One

 

Browse by Category:
Arts & Photography
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Money
Calendars
Children's Books
Christian Books & Bibles
Comics & Graphic Novels
Computers & Technology
Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Education & Teaching
Engineering & Transportation
Health, Fitness & Dieting
History
Humor & Entertainment
Law
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books
Literature & Fiction
Medical Books
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Parenting & Relationships
Politics & Social Sciences
Reference
Religion & Spirituality
Romance
Science & Math
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Self-Help
Sports & Outdoors
Teen & Young Adult
Test Preparation
Travel

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
by: George R. R. Martin

List Price: $45.00
Price*$31.27
You Save: $13.73 (31%)
as of 06/19/2018 16:24 EDT

Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours


Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Brand: Random House Audio
EAN: 9780307913098
Edition: Unabridged
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307913098
Item Dimensions: 600510155260
Label: Random House Audio
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Random House Audio
MPN: 31302059
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 28
Number Of Pages: 28
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
Publisher: Random House Audio
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Running Time: 2013 minutes
Studio: Random House Audio

Editorial Review:

Product Description:
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES

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.


From the Paperback edition.

Amazon.com Review:
Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient--they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent--they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong--these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile--they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called "well above the norms of the genre."

Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.

There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero


Related Items:

Buy Now!

See Larger Image
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
List Price: $45.00
Price*$31.27
You Save: $13.73 (31%)
as of 06/19/2018 16:24 EDT

 

PastryWiz.com Recipes
Book Shop - Cake Decorating - Magazine Shop
DVD - Wedding Cake

    
 

International Stores: United Kingdom - Canada - Deutschland - Germany

Please send mail to PastryWiz with questions or comments about this web site.

This Store is brought to you by PastryWiz.com
In association with Amazon.com

* Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Listed prices are for informational purposes only and may change without notice. Final prices are determined when you place your order.
Product prices and availability updated on 06/19/2018 16:24 EDT.