Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: January 1, 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553897845
ISBN - 13: 9780553897845
From the Publisher
A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.
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.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's
A Clash of Kings and a preview of A Game of Thrones:
The Graphic Novel.
About the Author
George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He began writing at an early age, selling monster stories for pennies to neighborhood children. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University. In 1986, he worked as a story editor for the CBS series The Twilight Zone. He was also an executive story consultant, producer and co-supervising producer for CBS's Beauty and the Beast. In 1970, he sold the story The Hero to Galaxy magazine. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1979, he has written many novels, stories, and series including A Song for Lya, Portraits of His Children, The Pear-Shaped Man, and the Song of Ice and Fire series. He has won numerous awards including five Locust Awards, three Hugh Awards and two Nebula awards.