A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin is a brilliant bestselling fantasy series. Following the success of its TV series adaptation, now the series is widely referred to as Game of Thrones series. The series started with the publication of the 1st book in 1991. From the planned 7 books, 5 books are already published. After the publication of the 5th book in 2011, readers and fans will have to wait for quite a long time since the 6th book is planned for 2020 release.
The the story in A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin is set in Westeros and Essos continents. The plots in every book are built around multiple characters and delivered from the point of views of those characters. In its core, the series weaves three main story arcs. The first one is a drawn-out war among the Houses of the Seven Kingdoms in Westeros. Next is the threat of the inhuman Others from far North, which approaches Westeros as winter is coming. The third arc is the path of Daenerys Targaryen the Dragon Queen to conquer Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.
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Summary of the Book
From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells 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; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Reviews of A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
“Martin amply fuLfills the first volume’s promise and continues what seems destined to be
one of the best fantasy series ever written.” —Denver Post
“I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.” —Robert Jordan
“One of the best series in the history of fantasy.” —Los Angeles Times
“The only fantast series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings…It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy…If you’re new to the series, you must begin with Book 1, A Game of Thrones. Once you’re hooked…you’ll be like the rest of us fans, gnawing your knuckles until book 5” —Detroit Free Press