Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels, including A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. This series as a whole is a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, showcasing the best the genre has to offer. Within these pages, magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure intertwine, transporting us to an unprecedented world. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's stunning series is destined to be recognized as one of the greatest achievements in imaginative fiction.
A Game of Thrones depicts a time long ago, in a forgotten era, when a supernatural event disrupted the balance of seasons. In this land, where summers can endure decades and winters span lifetimes, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and beyond the protective Wall, sinister and supernatural forces are gathering in the frozen wastelands to the north of Winterfell. At the heart of this conflict lies the Stark family of Winterfell, a family as relentless and unyielding as the land they call home. This tale spans from the brutally cold territory to a distant kingdom of abundance, featuring lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and illegitimate offspring, all converging during a time of ominous signs.
Within the narrative, an enigmatic group of warriors wield swords unlike any forged by humans. A tribe of fierce wildlings abduct men and drive them to insanity. A cruel young dragon prince bargains his sister to reclaim his throne. And a determined woman embarks on the most treacherous of journeys. Amidst intricate plots, deception, tragedy, betrayal, victory, and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs precariously in the balance - each striving to emerge victorious in the most dangerous conflict of all: the game of thrones.