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A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin-dubbed the â...Read more
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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 s...Read more

George R. R. Martin's a Game of Thrones Set : A Game of Thrones, a Clash of Kings, a Storm of Swords, and a Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin (2011, Paperback / Paperback)

Author: George R.R. Martin | ISBN-10: 0345529057 | ISBN-13: 9780345529053

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A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin-dubbed the “American Tolkien” by Time magazine-has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones.” This boxed set includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin-dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine-has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries Game of Thrones.This boxed set includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS


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ISBN-139780345529053

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AuthorGeorge R. R. Martin
FormatPaperback / Paperback
Publication Date2011-03-22
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group

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Number of Volumes4 vols.

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Weight119.6 Oz
Height4.3 In.
Width6.6 In.
Length7 In.

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Dewey Decimal813.54
Dewey Edition22

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The Game of Thrones--Who Will Survive to continue to play...

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Created: 03/06/11
Upwards of 1200 pages of descriptive and intriguing text in each volume depicting a world of deceit and subterfuge that only those of power and wealth know how to live. Twists of plot and unexpected turn of events, people you love to hate only to begin to understand and commiserate with, leaving you desirous as to future outcomes of plot lines. My only hope is that George R.R. Martin will finish this series of books much quicker that he began them. Thanks to HBO for bringing The Game of Thrones to visual life and thereby breathing life back into Mr. Martin to finish what he began. And to my favorite character Ayra ---"Go Get Em Girl!!!!!"
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great series

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Created: 15/07/11
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 th... more »e 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. 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.
comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother... more » plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles
Rarely has there been a tale as gripping, or one as likely to seize the minds and hearts of a generation, as George R. R. Martin's epic high fantasy series. In A Game of Thrones, an ancient kingdom was torn by the ambitions of ruthless men and women; in A Clash of Kings, war, sorcery, and madness swept over the kingdom like a voracious beast of ... more »prey. Now, as the brutal struggle for power nears its tumultuous climax, the battered and divided kingdom faces its most terrifying invasion--one that is being spearheaded from beyond the grave....

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin?s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace...only... more » to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction
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A great addition to any fantasy library. George R.R. Martin weaves magic.

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Created: 07/06/11
I got hooked on the Game of Thrones series on HBo and wanted to read the books. The books take you into a fantasy land. My only dislike is the size of the type which can be hard to read especially when you get older.
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Don't want to come to the end of the Thrones world...

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Created: 06/07/11
I was so taken by HBO's series, I just had to buy the books. I am an avid reader, but have not been a big fan of fantasy. However, George Martin totally has me locked now...I will continue to buy his stories.
I bought the set of 4 and am now on the second in the series. I'm amazed at the depth of each character and the time and the world he has created. He has an unbelievable imagination and ability to recall and create....I absolutely love the world of Martin.
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Awesome set of books.

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Created: 18/10/11
I spent quite a while staring at the blank screen in front of me to come up with a fitting description of A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. Should I compare it to the classic Lord of the Rings for its impressively epic scope? Would it be best to focus on the honest, often painful humanity of the many characters - so rare in a fantasy novel - that personalizes each point of view? Perhaps I could impress other customers here with the sheer brilliance of a plot that weaves so many seemingly disparate stories together to form a believable alternate universe in which not only politics, intrigue, war, adventure and romance can coexist plausibly, but magic as well. How could I do such a work justice?

I might as well get this part out of the way first. Obligatory Synopsis: in a fantasy continent that bears a familiarity to Middle Ages England, Winter is coming. Winter in this world means a sort of mini ice age that will last for seven years before receding. In the always-frosty Northern area, the races of nonhuman beings are gathering to advance with the snows; there are hints that there is an ancient, evil power behind their forces. At the same time in the South, political infighting for the Throne has begun. Overseas, the daughter of the dispossessed former King is maneuvering forces of her own for a bid for the throne. All this is told through the various stories of both "good guys" and not-so-good guys.

For starters, AGOT can't be accurately compared to any other book or series in the Fantasy genre (not without insulting it). The nearest thing of its type is the laborious Wheel of Time series by Jordan - see what I mean? And yet this first in the Song of Ice and Fire series is fathoms above that aimless, droning style. Martin has perfected what Jordan had arguably introduced; the multiple characters' points of view telling the vast saga on an intimate, up-close scale. Never did I feel that I was being strung along, but rather lead by increments toward an incredible revelation somewhere up ahead. Martin builds the suspense masterfully in each book.

But by far the most striking thing about the Song of Ice and Fire is the "rules" that the author breaks. Martin is not afraid to tell the tale from the point of view of some very unlikable, even immoral characters. He is bold about revealing facts from a character's past that challenge one's impressions and assumptions about their ethics. He does not lay all his cards on the table up front, but rather unexpectedly reveals details that later change the whole picture and twist the plot admirably. And his most unusual move: this author even allows "favorites" to die occasionally (no names here...)! These risks pay off well to serve the story as a whole, bring a sense of true humanity to the people of this world and drive the reader on to the next series installment.

It's just too bad that I can't magically transplant my sense of admiration for AGOT onto this page. Hopefully, you are intrigued enough to give it a try; it would be a shame to miss what IMHO could be the best series of the decade.
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