A Song Of Ice And Fire: A Game Of Thrones By George R R Martin
Harper Voyager (Paperback), 1996
This book is part of my Popsugar Reading Challenge 2015. The category for this ‘a book based on or made into a TV series’.
BLURB FROM THE COVER
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
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, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.
‘We should start back’ Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. ‘The wildlings are dead’.
I’ve read a few other books by George R R Martin. This is my first time reading anything from the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
I loved A Game of Thrones. This is exactly the kind of fantasy novel I love. R R Martin brings a whole new meaning to the words epic fantasy. This novel offers everything you could want from the first volume of an epic fantasy series: murder, madness, treachery, treason, incest and some crazy shit with dragons. There are numerous viewpoint characters in A Game of Thrones but I didn’t get confused once about what was going on. It’s not easy to keep it all straight when there are so many characters and so much going on but R R Martin’s writing is so good I just got swept along. I loved the characters and world created in A Game of Thrones. I’m about to start volume 2, A Clash of Kings and can’t wait to see what madness awaits. I really want to see the TV series now so will need to buy the DVD’s at some point as I don’t have Sky Atlantic.