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A GAME OF THRONES. Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire. By George R.R. Martin. Contents. Maps. The North. The South q. Prologue q. Chapter 1 q. Chapter. books series, eating (probably), looking after his fandoms on Book 1: A Game of Thrones. • Book 2 book, you may think that honorable man, as good as a. This series was so good and book 5 ends off with a suspenseful cliff hanger. A Game of Thrones (PDF): Free Download & Streaming: Internet Archive.
Enhanced Typesetting: The Associated Press. While sacking villages to fund the invasion, Drogo is wounded, and Daenerys commands a captive folk healer to save him. Whilst Joffrey is crowned King of the Seven Kingdoms, Ned eventually agrees to falsely confess to high treason and join the Night's Watch in exchange for Sansa and Arya's safety, but Joffrey has him beheaded anyway. Works by George R. George R.
At the Wall, Jon unites the recruits against their harsh instructor and protects the cowardly but good-natured and intelligent Samwell Tarly. Jon hopes that his combat skills will earn him assignment to the Rangers, the military arm of the Night's Watch, but instead is made a steward to the leader of the Watch, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont , potentially making Jon the successor to Mormont. Benjen, who had led a small party of Rangers beyond the Wall, fails to return, and six months later, the dead bodies of two of the Rangers from his party are recovered beyond the Wall, but soon re-animate as wights , which kill six men and threaten Mormont before being dispatched by Jon.
When word of his father's execution reaches Jon, he attempts to join Robb against the Lannisters but is prevented by his comrades and persuaded by Mormont to remain loyal to the Watch. Mormont then declares his intention to find Benjen — dead or alive — and to investigate the disappearance of many wildlings and the dark rumors surrounding "the King-Beyond-the-Wall": In Pentos, a city-state of Essos, a continent to the east of Westeros, Viserys Targaryen , son of the king overthrown by Robert Baratheon, betroths his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo , a warlord of the nomadic Dothraki , in exchange for the use of Drogo's army to reclaim the throne of Westeros.
Illyrio, a wealthy merchant who has been supporting the penniless Targaryens and brokered the marriage, gives Daenerys three petrified dragon eggs as a wedding gift. Daenerys is a 13 year old, dominated by her older brother, and is surprised when Jorah describes Viserys as a future tyrant.
Jorah further tells Daenerys that the "common folk" do not long for a Targaryen restoration as believed by Viserys and are indifferent to the "game of thrones" played by the elite, just wanting to live in peace.
Initially terrified of her new husband and his people, Daenerys eventually embraces the role of Drogo's queen. When Drogo shows little interest in conquering Westeros, Viserys tries to browbeat his sister into coercing Drogo, but she refuses. When Viserys publicly threatens Daenerys, Drogo executes him by pouring molten gold on his head. After that, an assassin seeking King Robert's favor attempts to poison Daenerys and her unborn child, and Drogo agrees to help her conquer Westeros.
It is implied that Jorah, who is secretly a spy for Robert, was aware of the plans for Daenerys' murder, which he foils.
While sacking villages to fund the invasion, Drogo is wounded, and Daenerys commands a captive folk healer to save him. When he is beyond saving, the healer, angered by the Dothraki raids, sacrifices Daenerys' unborn child to power the spell to save Drogo's life, which restores Drogo's health but leaves him in a vegetative state.
Daenerys has a prophetic dream, which she learns she is the "last dragon", which gives her strength. Most of the Dothraki army departs to follow a new leader after Drogo is incapacitated. Daenerys smothers Drogo with a pillow and orders the healer tied to Drogo's funeral pyre. She places her three dragon eggs on the pyre, enters it herself, and emerges unscathed with three newly hatched dragons suckling at her breasts.
The remaining Dothraki and Jorah Mormont, awe-struck, swear allegiance to her. Throughout the novel, characters are often faced with decisions that match one redeemable trait against another. The Guardian outlines characters who are frequently "forced to choose between their love for those close to them and the greater interests of honour, duty and the realm.
At the Wall, Jon wrestles with the predicament of joining his half-brother Robb in rebellion or staying with his sworn brothers in the Night's Watch.
Daenerys has issue with the Dothraki treatment of those they conquered in Essos. These conflicts characters encounter oftentimes reflect inconsistent decision making. Catelyn initially is overwhelmed by grief and does not leave Bran's bedside while he is comatose, ignoring her political responsibilities, choosing family over duty.
But soon after, Catelyn leaves Bran and her family for Kings Landing to inform Ned of potential Lannister treason, effectively displaying a more duty fulfilling role.
Family, duty, and honor play major roles in conflicts that arise in the story arc, and qualities traditionally categorized as noble oppose each other in resolution. Character decision conflicts and consequence analysis are particular to how Martin wants to portray fantasy. Martin characteristically deviates from the traditional fantasy model and clear-cut lines of good versus evil.
Martin reflects: It's not like evil dresses up in black clothing and you know, they're really ugly". The Starks' and Lannisters' conflict is a central component of the novel, and the reader receives points of view from both sides.
Likewise, Daenerys' storyline develops around the Targaryen's upheaval in Westeros, in which the Starks played a significant role. Martin argues:. Having multiple viewpoints is crucial to the grayness of the characters.
You have to be able to see the struggle from both sides, because real human beings in a war have all these processes of self-justification, telling ourselves why what we're doing is the right thing. Each chapter concentrates on the third person limited point of view of a single character; the book presents the perspective of eight main characters.
Additionally, a minor character provides the prologue.
Chapter headings indicate the perspective. Martin acknowledges several authors who lent their time and expertise during the writing of the novel: The novel has been translated into many languages and published in multiple editions in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio book form. In different languages, the number of books may not be the same. In June , Meisha Merlin published a limited edition of the book, fully illustrated by Jeffrey Jones. A Game of Thrones and the subsequent novels in the A Song of Ice and Fire series have been adapted in a HBO television series, a comics series, several card, board and video games, and other media.
A Game of Thrones has received critical acclaim.
Lauren K. Nathan of the Associated Press wrote that the book "grip[s] the reader from Page One" and is set in a "magnificent" fantasy world that is "mystical, but still believable.
Riskind commented that "many fans of sword-and-sorcery will enjoy the epic scope of this book" but felt that the book "suffers from one-dimensional characters and less than memorable imagery. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Novel by George R. Season 4 Game of Thrones: Season 5 Game of Thrones: Season 6 Game of Thrones: Season 7 Game of Thrones: Genesis Game of Thrones Game of Thrones: Ascent Game of Thrones Reigns: Retrieved from " https: I attached a photo to compare.
Hope this helps. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. I watched the first season of the show and was hooked, but I normally prefer to read the book first, so I ordered this set and have started reading them. That's fine with me - I'm loving the book more than the show anyway.
There are details in the books that film just can't translate, such as the way a character is thinking. I'm amazed at the number of characters and how individual and unique they are.
While there is a lot of action and some of it quite violent, there is also humor and tender moments, complicated family dynamics, and good descriptions of the landscape and surroundings so that I can picture what is going on without having to rely on my memory of the show.
I'll be ordering more when I get through the first five, as I enjoy reading well written book series. I wanted to read the ASOIAF series before the final season of Game of Thrones airs next year, and and I got this set because I am kind of a sucker for nice editions of books and it was a good price for all five books. I don't want to get into reviewing plots or anything like that because that's already been done elsewhere.
If you are considering the leather bound set, you do need to pay attention to the measurements and take a look at the customer images and reviews before you make a decision. These books are small and fat, with barely passable small print that a fair number of readers will need reading glasses to view.
They are very much like the leather bound bibles that you can find in many churches and book stores. When you get the set, you need to open it right then. Don't just leave it in the box for a couple of months and then take it out.
You'll want to check it for any damage and to make sure all the pages are in tact. I've seen a couple of complaints about damages and missing pages. I checked mine when they arrived and they were in perfect condition. These might be good for travel, or for collectors, but I think that I would recommend trade paperbacks for most people for readabilty.
They also make nice gifts, but I think I would ask the person what size and type of book they would prefer first. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. What could be said about Game of Thrones, the first of George R. Martin's epic series, that hasn't been said a million times? It's absolutely brilliant. Going into these books I read them after the show began but before I'd seen the show Lord of the Rings, for instance, while the films were visually appealing, was not my cup of tea So when I first saw articles and clips from the HBO Game of Thrones series, I thought it looked like the one type of fantasy series that I would never enjoy.
Grudgingly, I picked up the first book, figuring that I'd push myself half-way through it and let me friends know I tried and they were totally wrong. Of course they weren't wrong. What George R. Martin has done here defies genre, period.
It doesn't matter if you're like me and don't care for this sub-genre of fantasy If you enjoy brilliant, incredibly-developed, thought-provoking stories Buy it. Open it up.
Start reading. You won't regret it. First off I fell in love with this show on HBO. The characters, the story, the drama so I knew I would eventually get the books. When I found out there was a collectible leather edition I was extra excited. However, the reviews scared me off. I was afraid the books would be "too small" to read, or "pages would be missing", or even have a "funny smell" to them.
All these things I've read in previous reviews. All of which, for my taste at least, has not been a problem. I was under the impression it would be the "size of a pocket bible" and the pages were so thin u could see through them like bible paper.
Not the case for me. The set arrived 4 days early and to my surprise they were really heavy, good quality, smaller books. Not nearly as small as my pocket bible. All of my pages are here from what I can tell and although I doubt the quality of the "leather" it still feel great in hand and is just stunning to look at.
Also the lettering is perfect for reading, sure it's not your normal size but it is still a big enough size that I don't even need my glasses to read it.
The colors are gorgeous and it looks great on my book shelf. I've included pictures to show its beauty and also compare the size to an actual pocket bible and its paper.
If your a Game Of Thrones fan like I am and u like collectibles this is a product for you. I hope the pictures and this review can help someone take these reviews just as a mere opinion and make the decision for themselves. Now let me start reading!