George R. R. Martin's A Game Of Thrones 5-book Boxed Set (song Of Ice And Fire  Series): A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Kings, A Storm Of Swords, A Fea by George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin's A Game Of Thrones 5-book Boxed Set (song Of Ice And Fire  Series): A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Kings, A Storm Of Swords, A Fea by George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin's A Game Of Thrones 5-book Boxed Set (song Of Ice And Fire Series): A Game Of…

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The perfect holiday gift for fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first five novels!

An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine—international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now here is the entire monumental cycle:
“One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
“Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature fi...
Title:George R. R. Martin's A Game Of Thrones 5-book Boxed Set (song Of Ice And Fire Series): A Game Of…Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:5216 pages, 6.95 × 8.64 × 4.25 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book! Finally got around to reading this book and I was definitely not disappointed.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 This is a steal and the books are so good! Can't put them down!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great deal Great deal buying all five in mass market together. Loved the first three books, books 4-5 were somewhat of a letdown, especially since we’ve been waiting so long for book 6...
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from five fat stars I love the words fat and loser but saying someone is a fat loser is just bullying and mean
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series I love these books and series, really wish George RR Martin would finish the last 2 books. I read before the TV show came out and have reread a couple of times since.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from the start is great Really good series and a good TV series as well! Of course the show kept going and just needs to end but it starts off really great.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of My Favorites! I bought this box set a couple of years ago and fell in love. I have re-read it twice and I am still not sick of it. I watched the TV series before I read the books and the books give so much more background information and additional characters than the TV show provides. Highly Recommend!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! This series is enjoyable, however, I really do like the television show better. Perhaps because it moves quicker. It's still worth the read though.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great pack, great price This is really cheap for all of these books! A good read but, very gory and at times hard to read. Great representation of the story.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regrets in buying this book! One of my favourite series! Loved how it was written, very detailed and can take you in a different dimension. No regrets in binge reading this for a whole week!!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Collection!!! Wonderful boxed set for any GOT lover....makes for a perfect gift!!
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Work of Art! This is the best series I have ever read! When I heard about GOT the show was already aired and it was as though I was hearing about it everywhere! When I took the plunge and began reading the series I instantly understood why. I am so glad I read all the published books before I began indulging in the show because while the show is fantastic the books are out of this world! They are so enrapturing that many other hobbies were neglected during my read however it was certainly worth it! I can not wait to re read them all once again! Until the next book is published I will continue to stalk George RR Martins website and social media to ensure I do not miss an announcement on when we can expect the last part of the series. No negativity from me on that wait as I know it will be well worth it! Creation as brilliant as this certainly takes time.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Really Is As Good As Everyone Says It Is! I love all the characters in this series. What I love most are the characters - every character is so well written and believable and I love every one of them. In my opinion, this is an incredibly rare trait, especially in fantasy and science fiction. In my opinion, female characters in these genres are almost always annoying. The writer would describe them as being smart and independent but the smartest thing they'll ever do is attract the right men to help them. The women in GoT, however, are entirely different.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good These books are very captivating and transport you into a different world.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this series. This series is one of my favourites. Great plot, very complex characters. George RR Martin is great writer, I was not bored at any time during his very long books. I just hop the next one comes out soon, we have been waiting forever.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Series Okay, so i was hesitant to start this series. For years I put it off. These books were SO great. I can't even describe how entertaining they were. If you are considering buying these, you should.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! Simply loved these books! The stories and characters bring you into to this magical world!!!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great find! Love that they are sold as a set, great gift for my daughter who loves Game of Thrones, great price too, still on sale.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent HBO is outdoing itself bringing Westeros to life. An exceptional tale set in a fictional land reminiscent of medieval Europe. The quest for or to keep power knows no limits.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Detailed More detailed and intricate than the book series. There are more characters in the book than on the actual show! Hard to put down, some characters are easier to root for, and many characters are complex. Good read.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have Series This is by far the most involved series I've read. The books are dense with so many plots, characters and worlds
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the tv show This set is honestly better than the tv show.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the GOAT GRRM is the Greatest of All TIME! By far my favourite bookset
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series. I've watched the TV shows and they're entertaining.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Great set at a great price, I always want to to read these and I love the set and loving the books so far!
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great This boxed set would make a perfect Christmas gift!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great series really enjoyed this series
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you're going to read these, get the set. You won't be able to put them down, so might as well get all 5 of them at once so you don't have to wait to know what happens next! Fantastic series, although it is a bit stretched out in the 2 most recent ones...can't wait to see Book 6 come out to (hopefully) wrap things up!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing i have this set.its great ,just wished i had'nt spend so much money on it seeing that i paid double the amount.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series! Love the detail in this series. Great stories, great characters! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 stars! I held off reading any of the Game of Thrones books or watching any of the movies for a long time, thinking it wouldn't live up to the hype. Man, was I wrong! The characters are so well done, you sympathize and empathize and love and hate them all, and your feelings toward them change over time as they change. I have never enjoyed fantasy books, but these books were just too good to put down. I binge-read all 5 as fast as I could, and now I'm one of the helpless millions waiting for the series to be completed. Just plain awesome!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for more! Amazing books and can't wait for the rest to come out! (Way better than the TV series!)
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great set bought this a year ago.havent finished the set but its great to keep on the stand.collectors pick
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Deal!! I'm becoming very interested in the show but I find it's always better to go straight to the source!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fantasy series A great intro to a great series. The story flows along with an author who's not afraid to kill a main character if need be. The tv series is nice but the books can't be beat.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love these books! So far I have read the first two books in the series and have just loved ever page of it, so I decided to order the whole set so that I can always go back and reread the series when I want.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Series This series is great. Not for the faint of heart as it has quite a lot of violence. I bought this set first as it was cheaper. Ended up giving it all away so I could get the pretty leather bound set. It's more than worth the price and looks great on the shelf
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Series I have read the series once already, and am currently reading it for a second time. It is so well written and so many details I missed the first time are just making it as interesting if not more this time through then the first.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, great Great series, very weak 4th book. If you only watch the show (or don't do that either), get yourself a copy.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THE SERIES. GREAT BOOKS Why wouldn't I love Game of Thrones? It has everything. Love, war, betrayal, sex, passion. Enjoy!!!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! An exciting series! Wasn't sure that I would be interested in this series when it was originally told to me but I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Song of Ice and Fire A great boxset, and an even greater series!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful series Books bring you to another world like no other can.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this collection! i've been a game of thrones fan since the day i read the first book in high school. i bought these books as a series since it was cheaper than purchasing them separately and couldn't be happier. this series is so addicting. finished them in 3 weeks!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved the series love the books and the show! such great imagination
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lackluster Maybe I've read too much of this genre, but feels like more of the same with an element of cheesy daytime soap opera. Overly complicated, way too many characters with very intricate back stories and I don't know if it would be so enjoyable if the TV show didn't exist to help clear up and simplify things. I've abandoned the series before the first book
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this collection! I've been a Game of Thrones fan since the day I read the first book in high school. I bought these books as a series since it was cheaper than purchasing them separately and couldn't be happier. This series is so addicting. Finished them in 3 weeks!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this series, couldn't put it down
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good My mother love it. She read all of them in two weeks!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! It is a great series to read and even better if you plan to watch the tv show as well. The box set is also a great price for what you get!
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set Great story, the books are just as awesome as the TV series.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If You're Thinking of Starting this Series, DO IT! This is by far the best book series I have ever read. Each character has their own unique storyline, past, and personality that stands out. There are a lot of characters and a lot of places to keep track of so you have to pay attention but it is well worth the read, I found myself staying up late and waking up early just to find out what my favourite characters were up to, and I ended up finishing the first five books within a few weeks, now I am anxiously awaiting The Winds of Winter (Book 6). I fell in love with Westeros and all of the families within it right away, as I'm sure you will as well. If you already watch the HBO tv series, I would still recommend reading the books as the storylines are not all the same and you get a better sense of the characters, as well as their past.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing series! Definitely a good choice for fans of fantasy. A series for adults that can get a bit confusing at times but nicely unfolds the more you read.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great story, the books are just as awesome as the TV series.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great story, the books are just as awesome as the TV series.|
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great story, the books are just as awesome as the TV series.|
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great series I'm not into fantasy normally but this series is great. The writing is really good and i honestly love the tv series.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Song of Ice and Fire A wonderful box set of the first five novels
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than the show very good books! much better than the show (although it is pretty epic). the paperback boxset comes at a very reasonable cost for five books. I usually buy hardcover, but this was definitely worth the cost.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a great series Each book is better than the last. The way in which the chapters are laid out to the reader is to be commended and is definitely something different than the traditional novel. The characters are complex and often hard to feel empathetic or complete disgust for. The time and place where the story takes place, allows the reader to evaluate what it means to survive during trying times of war, famine, gender violence, slavery, and a potential apocalypse. What seems to make sense from an outsider perspective is often challenges by the narrative presented by each character, and the types of choices they are forced to make. This is not a story where the characters are battling good versus evil, but rather the types of choices in need of being made in consideration to both possibilities.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fire and Ice A great set of wonderful books
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Such a great book series. A must read!! the books are long but once you start reading, you can't put them down
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great series, but starts to really drag near book 4 despite the very long wait, the newest book doesn't push the story forward too far. i'd recommend this collection for any fan of the show to get started with. however it is a harder pill to swallow now that the show is so far ahead and has shown many future plot points that are yet to even be introduced in the books.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set I like the box and the covers, wish Martin would release the next one soon. Great looking collection for any fan #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I started reading it after watching the show, and its so good! Couldn't put it down, I'm hooked
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing series! I was hooked on this series since reading the first chapter in book 1. The entire series is a work of art, from start to finish. It has a bit of everything - romance, action, mystery/suspense and even action. Character development is fantastic, and overall I feel the series is a bit more realistic, in that the characters seem more human, when compared to other series. Well-done series I would recommend to anyone who has a love for fantasy.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great series can't get enough of these books
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Absolutely love this series. An absolutely amazing look at the depths people will go to gain power and keep it. I have seen reviews comparing this series to Lord of the Rings and Martin to Tolkien but I have to disagree. If you are looking for something similar to Tolkien, this is not the series for you. A lot more politics and adult themes and situations.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bought this box set on sale a while ago and I love it. I was watching the show at first and now it's interesting to read the books and see what details are different. Really great read!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story!! Amazing story with great characters. Good value.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic but heavy This series is ENORMOUS - and its really quite heavy. Its a series you cannot just randomly pick up and read lightly. It requires focus and ability to keep minutiae straight as everything is so important. I read one and then tae a break with a lighter read and then return.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unreal! I must say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this series and now I can't seem to put them down. Great read!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent Love this series, only marked it down a star because sometimes the writing is a bit repetitive and drawn out. Book four was particularly hard to get through.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from huge fan great books! Interesting and suspensful
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite forever Bought these books years ago and every time I do a reread I catch myself amazed at how engaging they are each and every time. Writing a review because I genuinely think anyone on the fence to committing to this series should be convinced that it is absolutely worth the time, energy and mental gymnastics that go hand in hand with George's story.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got this not long ago. Love this set. The books are really pretty and the box it comes in is really nice. Just started on book one and will have to review the next few books.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic! This series takes you away to another world. Absolutely worth the investment of time for this one
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing amazing series, very different from other fantasies
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the all-time great reads in fantasy Whether or not you've seen the HBO series, ASoIaF will blow you away. Despite a few downturns in pacing here and there within the rather long novels. Now let's just hope GRRM actually finishes it, eh?
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the content, but Mass Market is awful I bought this set in June when it was only $23.30 and it was an amazing deal. I love GOT, I love the books and how much less cartoonish the characters are in Martin's universe than they are on HBO. Because you only get to see the narrative from select perspectives, you don't spend as much time with the truly awful characters, which makes them more humanizing. Cersei, Joffrey, the Boltons, they're less prevalent and more nuanced in the books. My only gripe is with the format. These books are loooong and reading them in Mass Market is really burdensome. I have little hands so it hurts to hold one book open as it's terribly thick. Other than that, no complaints. $23 for 5 books is a great steal.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing value About 6000 pages of pure awesomeness, for only 53 dollars, you cant go wrong. Considering the new "illustrated edition" of book 1 in this series goes for 50 dollars by itself, this is an amazing bargain. Do not hesitate to purchase this.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING SERIES!!!!! I read all of the books in six months. I have basically all of the Game of Thrones books that go with the series and I am impatiently waiting for the next book. I would recommend this series to anyone that is a big reader. I was a proud human being when I met a young girl reading this challenging series. If you are a fantasy lover I 100/100 recommend this series. I have nothing but high praise for this series.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great You've seen the show.... now read....THE BOOKS! DA DA DAAAAAAA!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic a bit hard to read because of the small and congested print but the story trumps all the littl things
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the show If you're a fan of the show, you must read these book to expand on the mythology and lore of the basic story. Winds of Winter, where are you???
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome series Wonderful series - super affordable for the amount of storytelling that is done in these five books. I love the detail and depth Martin puts into the characters, and I love the style it's written it. You would expect it to feel fragmented as you switch between characters, but you really don't. It's one of the only series that manages to encompass an entire world, and its twenty-some main characters without compromising the story. I will admit that I did not enjoy A Feast for Crows as much as the first three - I wasn't that interested in the Dornish plotline introduced in Book 4. All in all, still a wonderful journey. Recommend!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I bought the series and have so far read just the first book. It took me a while, as they are all very long books, but they are so captivating it was hard to put it down!! GRRM's writing is one of the best I've ever experienced. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE While a long read, it is well worth the journey.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Series of Books... EVER! I love the Game of Thrones series of books... Very intense... so many twists and turns... keeps you on your toes....
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value for first 5 books This is hands-down the best set to purchase if you want to get the first 5 books in the GoT series. But I suggest you make sure GRRM's writing style is to your taste first - he can be tough to get through with so much detail and slow-moving, character-led chapters.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This series is great I blew through the first 3 books but i'm struggling a little to get through the 4th. I think because I don't love a few of the narratives when I get to those chapters I loose interest. But overall I love the books and I do enjoy reading them as well as watching the show because they give a lot more detail, which is nice to have #PlumReview
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Fantastic series on screen and written, certainly not for everybody but really, really cool.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Amazing series, haven't seen this much moral complexity in a while!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series! I started buying into this series years ago, and I can honestly say it has been one of the best decisions i've made. These books are very detailed and can often seem complicated but it takes you through a series of adventures! I can honestly say it is one of the few books that have seemed to have made a great impact on television as well - as for the most part, it is pleasing to see the works of George R. R. Martin come to life - although nothing is as great as the literature itself.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Series I bought these as the TV show was coming out (because you have to read the book first!) and will admit I found them hard to read - so many characters and cities with strange names that all started to sound the same. I ended up watching the first season and then going back to the books, which made the reading much easier as I could put faces to names and really get into the different story lines. I highly recommend this exciting, engaging series #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I bought these books a while back after borrowing some from my friends, and omg they are amazing. Truly masterpieces.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love those Great books. I enjoyed reading them. The only dissapoitment is to have to wait for #6...
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read I did enjoy the books, some parts - in my opinion - were slow and maybe over detailed (knowing what a character ate didn't seem too important to me) I would still recommend a friend read these books #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC Amazing, very stimulating read. I love the moral complexity and while some may say it is long, there's just more to enjoy! The box this particular edition came in was a little flimsy and doesn't hold well, but the writing is brilliant and the books themselves seem fine.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic Its game of thrones. It's epic. Worth the read
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic EPIC. Read it. You will be glad u did
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive version, adds nothing Why not buy the way less expensive version? It looks the same to me, and costs only €27,99. Also available on Kobo (for me via this link:
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One big book I wish they split this up into 5, rather than 1 massive book. But besides that GoT is such a good series, well worth the money.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was enjoying the book until... I bought this set about a year ago and I've only had a chance to start reading the first book this week. I was enjoying the book until I got towards the end of the book and the pages were scrambled and some were missing. I got to page 672 and then it went back to page 609-624, then it's jumps to 689 to 674 then it goes back to 641 to 656 and then jumps to 721 and continues with the novel as if nothing happens. I was hoping that the pages that were missing would show up somewhere but they don't . My friend also ordered this set and it was the same issue with her copy. We have yet to look at the other books to see if the same issue arises. Its really disappointing that I will not get to properly finish the book.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Confusing I bought this bundle and just recently bought a physical copy of a dance with dragons. Why are the chapters different from each other? One chapter will have a characters name on it in the Ebook, and it won't be in the physical book. An example without spoilers Having Eddard Stark in the Ebook, but not having him pop up in the physical book.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reading these the second time around was even better than the first. Definitely a must read for anyone who is a fan of the show.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Game of Thrones Great read. Took me most of the winter to complete but loved how detailed it was. Made you feel like you where really there. Could picture it all.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic Excellence This story starts coming at you quick, and just keeps coming. I could spend days writing about the story. But apparently there is a 1500 character limit. I am a more recent convert to GoT, becoming aware mostly from watching the excellent HBO series of the same name. At long last, I finally finished reading the first five books. Many feel Frank Herbert Dune saga is so great in part for the political intrigue, plotting, betrayal, and fantasic story building. For me this is like that sorta kinda, but oh so much better. A few words about the books: Book 1... builds characters, and does a great job showing you what the series will stand on. The betrayal, the shock, everything is there in A Game of Thrones. I find most interesting how in this first book how quite plausible events, though seemingly small perhaps, could translate into so many also plausible far reaching consequences. Most of the book is more just fantasy medieval rather than high fantasy. Book 3 ... probably the best book in the series. I was literally exhausted from reading all the events in the final 30 chapters. So much happens in this book. At the same time, it may have been too much. This could easily have been 2 books as is. Books 4 and 5: onve you realize fully that these two books start out at the same timeline. Book 5 eventually joins to the end of book 4 timeline wise, and then continues on. These 2 books are interesting, but less so than book 3. Where are the next 2 books????
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from When he gets bored, he just kills everyone The author has created to many characters and to many story lines. He has created some great characters but gets bored with them then either kills them off or stops writing about them for chapters or books. Doesn't know where to go with a story line so he just drops it. Seems to write himself into a box , doesn't know where he is going so he just kills everyone one, or just drops it and creates a new character and story line. Characters or story lines you want to care about are left hanging. Thank god he has other writers helping him on the TV series. Might have been better have had several books within his world instead. Kept hoping it would get better, didn't. Character and storyline I really loved and wanted resolved got cheap ending (Kill them off) or just disappeared (the Others) Painful read.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing After being pestered by multiple people to read this series, I'd have to say I'm more obsessed with it than they are! George R. R. Martin's writing is so well done, and so detailed that I find myself disappearing into the land of Westeros for hours. Just spectacular!
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game of Thrones - 5 Book Box Set Just starting book 5, A Dance of Dragons. This story pulled me in right away. A great read. I'm already looking forward book 6.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Game of Thrones 5 book set Great escapee! Not an easy read but definitely worth the effort for a fantasy fan! Can't wait for the next book!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my GOT series I was lucky enough to buy this set at the lowest price. Just $29.97, even cheaper than Amazon! The delivery was also so fast and now I'm enjoying reading this book on subway or bus as the size is perfect for carrying it around. Thank you Indigo! :)
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it Very entertaining overall. I can't imagine anyone not liking this series. The set makes a very impressive gift.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Bit predictable pattern really a soap opera
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This book ended up traveling the world with me literally! Can't wait for book six
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5 boxed set - Game of Thrones You start to care about a character, then Martin kills them off - or does he?
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series Great read, better then the tv show
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I only wish the books were separated into individuals, even with the bundle deal. It was so discouraging to read some 100 pages or so and only have read 1-2% of the entire thing. Love the series though, and can't wait for the 6th book!
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series I'm a big follower of the show. I hadn't even touched the books up until now (4 seasons deep into the show). I was sick of waiting 10 months for 10 episodes, so I bought the books. I'm reading all the books from the beginning in preparation for next season. The books are awesome. Physically they are well bound and the covers look great. The print is (your standard?) 12pt which makes for easy reading. The box set is a nice added touch, providing continuity in their physical appearance. It's nice to have them look like an actual set instead of a bunch of throw-togethers. Content-wise, well we all know it's a great story. George R.R. Martin writes in a way that really immerses you into the GoT world and captures all the emotion and imagery you'd expect from a world such as this. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Price diff Why are they selling 29.95 usd on Amazon for a 5 bundle but this ebook is even more expensive than 5 books??
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Game of Thrones Great character development with graphically depicted landscapes. Wordy at times and repetitive with characters sentiments. Better than the TV show by leaps and bounds.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping storylines Fantastic series. Very hard to put down. I thought the fifth book would give me answers, but only more questions. Dying for the next book!
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Of Thrones Some of the most best written, greatest books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Anxiously awaiting the next installment.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Trade Paperback size I had bought this series in the smaller mass market size and it was just horrible to read. Eventually the size of the print was taking away from the enjoyment of the books so I exchanged it for the trade paperback and I'm so glad I did. They cost more but are so worth it. The books are very good quality and of course the stories themselves are fantastic.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just great! Finally habis baca. Great book. Great story. Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully presented... I was very pleased to see this offering at a very competitive price point. I decided to read this series before season four of the HBO series begins... the books are well made and are very sturdy for paperback... no wear and tear showing at the half way point...
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I love this genre of book!  This series is very well written, without too much embellishment.  The characters are deep and rich; they are neither black nor white rather they are more like real people with attributes and flaws.  Each book is engaging, like being a fly on the wall.  A favourite series along with Tolkein and Shakespeare.
Date published: 2013-11-26

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PROLOGUE [to A GAME OF THRONES]   “We should start back,” Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them.   “The wildlings are dead.”   “Do the dead frighten you?” Ser Waymar Royce asked with just the hint of a smile.   Gared did not rise to the bait. He was an old man, past fifty, and he had seen the lordlings come and go. “Dead is dead,” he said. “We have no business with the dead.”   “Are they dead?” Royce asked softly. “What proof have we?”   “Will saw them,” Gared said. “If he says they are dead, that’s proof enough for me.”   Will had known they would drag him into the quarrel sooner or later. He wished it had been later rather than sooner. “My mother told me that dead men sing no songs,” he put in.   “My wet nurse said the same thing, Will,” Royce replied. “Never believe anything you hear at a woman’s tit. There are things to be learned even from the dead.” His voice echoed, too loud in the twilit forest.   “We have a long ride before us,” Gared pointed out. “Eight days, maybe nine. And night is falling.”   Ser Waymar Royce glanced at the sky with disinterest. “It does that every day about this time. Are you unmanned by the dark, Gared?”   “Will could see the tightness around Gared’s mouth, the barely suppressed anger in his eyes under the thick black hood of his cloak. Gared had spent forty years in the Night’s Watch, man and boy, and he was not accustomed to being made light of. Yet it was more than that. Under the wounded pride, Will could sense something else in the older man. You could taste it; a nervous tension that came perilous close to fear.   Will shared his unease. He had been four years on the Wall. The first time he had been sent beyond, all the old stories had come rushing back, and his bowels had turned to water. He had laughed about it afterward. He was a veteran of a hundred rangings by now, and the endless dark wilderness that the southron called the haunted forest had no more terrors for him.   Until tonight. Something was different tonight. There was an edge to this darkness that made his hackles rise. Nine days they had been riding, north and northwest and then north again, farther and farther from the Wall, hard on the track of a band of Wildling raiders. Each day had been worse than the day that had come before it. Today was the worst of all. A cold wind was blowing out of the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. All day, Will had felt as though something were watching him, something cold and implacable that loved him not. Gared had felt it too. Will wanted nothing so much as to ride hellbent for the safety of the Wall, but that was not a feeling to share with your commander.   Especially not a commander like this one.   Ser Waymar Royce was the youngest son of an ancient house with too many heirs. He was a handsome youth of eighteen, grey-eyed and graceful and slender as a knife. Mounted on his huge black destrier, the knight towered above Will and Gared on their smaller garrons. He wore black leather boots, black woolen pants, black moleskin gloves, and a fine supple coat of gleaming black ringmail over layers of black wool and boiled leather. Ser Waymar had been a Sworn Brother of the Night’s Watch for less than half a year, but no one could say he had not prepared for his vocation. At least insofar as his wardrobe was concerned.   His cloak was his crowning glory; sable, thick and black and soft as sin. “Bet he killed them all himself, he did,” Gared told the barracks over wine, “twisted their little heads off, our mighty warrior.” They had all shared the laugh.   It is hard to take orders from a man you laughed at in your cups, Will reflected as he sat shivering atop his garron. Gared must have felt the same.   “Mormont said as we should track them, and we did,” Gared said. “They’re dead. They shan’t trouble us no more. There’s hard riding before us. I don’t like this weather. If it snows, we could be a fortnight getting back, and snow’s the best we can hope for. Ever seen an ice storm, my lord?”   The lordling seemed not to hear him. He studied the deepening twilight in that half-bored, half-distracted way he had. Will had ridden with the knight long enough to understand that it was best not to interrupt him when he looked like that. “Tell me again what you saw, Will. All the details. Leave nothing out.”   Will had been a hunter before he joined the Night’s Watch. Well, a poacher in truth. Mallister freeriders had caught him red-handed in the Mallisters’ own woods, skinning one of the Mallisters’ own bucks, and it had been a choice of putting on the black or losing a hand. No one could move through the woods as silent as Will, and it had not taken the black brothers long to discover his talent.   “The camp is two miles farther on, over that ridge, hard beside a stream,” Will said. “I got close as I dared. There’s eight of them, men and women both. No children I could see. They put up a lean-to against the rock. The snow’s pretty well covered it now, but I could still make it out. No fire burning, but the firepit was still plain as day. No one moving. I watched a long time. No living man ever lay so still.”   “Did you see any blood?”   “Well, no,” Will admitted.   “Did you see any weapons?”   “Some swords, a few bows. One man had an axe. Heavy-looking, double-bladed, a cruel piece of iron. It was on the ground beside him, right by his hand.”   “Did you make note of the position of the bodies?”   Will shrugged. “A couple are sitting up against the rock. Most of them on the ground. Fallen, like.”   “Or sleeping,” Royce suggested.”   “Fallen,” Will insisted. “There’s one woman up an ironwood, half-hid in the branches. A far-eyes.” He smiled thinly. “I took care she never saw me. When I got closer, I saw that she wasn’t moving neither.” Despite himself, he shivered.   “You have a chill?” Royce asked.   “Some,” Will muttered. “The wind, m’lord.”   The young knight turned back to his grizzled man-at-arms. Frost-fallen leaves whispered past them, and Royce’s destrier moved restlessly. “What do you think might have killed these men, Gared?” Ser Waymar asked casually. He adjusted the drape of his long sable cloak.   “It was the cold,” Gared said with iron certainty. “I saw men freeze last winter, and the one before, when I was half a boy. Everyone talks about snows forty foot deep, and how the ice wind comes howling out of the north, but the real enemy is the cold. It steals up on you quieter than Will, and at first you shiver and your teeth chatter and you stamp your feet and dream of mulled wine and nice hot fires. It burns, it does. Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don’t have the strength to fight it. It’s easier just to sit down or go to sleep. They say you don’t feel any pain toward the end. First you go weak and drowsy, and everything starts to fade, and then it’s like sinking into a sea of warm milk. Peaceful, like.”   “Such eloquence, Gared,” Ser Waymar observed. “I never suspected you had it in you.”   “I’ve had the cold in me too, lordling.” Gared pulled back his hood, giving Ser Waymar a good long look at the stumps where his ears had been. “Two ears, three toes, and the little finger off my left hand. I got off light. We found my brother frozen at his watch, with a smile on his face.”   Ser Waymar shrugged. “You ought dress more warmly, Gared.”   Gared glared at the lordling, the scars around his ear holes flushed red with anger where Maester Aemon had cut the ears away. “We’ll see how warm you can dress when the winter comes.” He pulled up his hood and hunched over his garron, silent and sullen.   “If Gared said it was the cold …” Will began.   “Have you drawn any watches this past week, Will?”   “Yes, m’lord.” There never was a week when he did not draw a dozen bloody watches. What was the man driving at?   “And how did you find the Wall?”   “Weeping,” Will said, frowning. He saw it clear enough, now that the lordling had pointed it out. “They couldn’t have froze. Not if the Wall was weeping. It wasn’t cold enough.”   Royce nodded. “Bright lad. We’ve had a few light frosts this past week, and a quick flurry of snow now and then, but surely no cold fierce enough to kill eight grown men. Men clad in fur and leather, let me remind you, with shelter near at hand, and the means of making fire.” The knight’s smile was cocksure. “Will, lead us there. I would see these dead men for myself.”   And then there was nothing to be done for it. The order had been given, and honor bound them to obey.   Will went in front, his shaggy little garron picking the way carefully through the undergrowth. A light snow had fallen the night before, and there were stones and roots and hidden sinks lying just under its crust, waiting for the careless and the unwary. Ser Waymar Royce came next, his great black destrier snorting impatiently. The warhorse was the wrong mount for ranging, but try and tell that to the lordling. Gared brought up the rear. The old man-at-arms muttered to himself as he rode.  

Editorial Reviews

Praise for George R. R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire   “The only fantasy series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings . . . It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy.”—Chicago Tribune   “Martin amply fulfills the first volume’s promise and continues what seems destined to be one of the best fantasy series ever written.”—The Denver Post, on A Clash of Kings   “Martin has produced—is producing, since the series isn’t over—the great fantasy epic of our era. It’s an epic for a more profane, more jaded, more ambivalent age than the one Tolkien lived in.”—Lev Grossman, Time   “Addictive . . . George R. R. Martin has created the unlikely genre of the realpolitik fantasy novel.”—Rolling Stone, on A Feast for Crows   “Epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post, on A Dance with Dragons   “I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan