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Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martins magnificent cycle of novels that includesA 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. Martins 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 kingdoms 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.Onderstaande tekst is vertaald.
Het koninkrijk van de koninklijke familie Stark kijkt uit op zijn ultieme uitdaging in het ontstaan ??van een generatie-lange winter, de giftige percelen van de rivaliserende Lannisters, de opkomst van de Neverborn demonen en de komst van barbaarse horden. TV tie-in.
It has captured the imaginations of millions for the same reason the archetypal dramas of Homer, Sophocles or Shakespeare have lasted for milennia'Guardian What an epic journey. I just love the whole concept' Martina Cole When times are tough, there is no better distraction than these magical tales' Guardian Martin has not only raised the bar for writers of epic fantasy but pushed and stretched the boundaries of the novel itself' The Times Fantasy fiction's equivalent to THE WIRE' Telegraph Complex storylines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing, and the willingness to kill off even his major characters' LA Times Mr Martin is a literary dervish, bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers' New York Times