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A game of thrones

Author: George R R Martin
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Fantastic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, George R.R.
Game of thrones.
New York : Bantam Books, 1996
(OCoLC)606520041
Named Person: Eddard (Fictitious character) Stark
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George R R Martin
ISBN: 0553103547 9780553103540 9780553573404 0553573403 9780553386790 0553386794 9780553381689 0553381687 0553593714 9780553593716 0002245841 9780002245845 000647988X 9780006479888 9780007428540 0007428545 9780007448036 0007448031 9780007548231 0007548230
OCLC Number: 33360758
Notes: Includes two maps covering the territory of A game of thrones on endpapers.
Awards: Winner of Locus Awards (Fantasy Novel) 1997
Short-listed for Nebula Awards 1997
Description: 694 pages ; maps, 25 cm.
Contents: As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must!and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, a vengeance-mad boy has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities beyond the sea. Heir of the mad Dragon King deposed by Robert, he claims the Iron Throne, and the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.
Responsibility: George R.R. Martin.

Abstract:

A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.

"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 throne"--Provided by publisher.

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