A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 1996-08-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 6,328 Ratings



Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A 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. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.


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 thrones.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings and a preview of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel.


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  • Super tare

    By lucicabosss
    Best book ever
  • Awesome book

    By claire storlker
    People should read this book because it is so awesome and so interesting
  • Good

    By Nchfhdiskalkxnc
    Not bad.It was a little scary but it was worth it.Don't force yourself but it is pretty good.
  • Great series!

    By Pirate Hunter arhhhh
    One of my favorite series of all time! Great epic fantastic world.
  • Entertaining but some voices are way off

    By cs541
    Compared to the show at least. So many cockney accents, even for one of Khal Drogo’s blood riders. And Drogo himself sounds like a drunken Cookie Monster. But I’d still buy it again.
  • Book is always better than the show

    By Redrio26
    Or so the saying goes and this instance is no exception! Everything is more detailed and vivid than in the show. I recommend fans read the books to get the whole experience. Martin is a great author and storyteller.
  • Excellent!

    By HDulcimerchick
    Better than the awesome TV series! Told from the main players' point of view, and so well done!
  • The PW review here is for the wrong book

    By Pgny
    Readers should be aware that the review from Publishers Weekly included under Details here is for a totally different book (apparently Hannibal by Thomas Harris). Apple should be paying more attention to the listing for one of the bestselling series in America.