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A Game of Thrones

Author: George R.R. Martin

Series: Song of Ice and Fire #1

Narrator: Roy Dotrice

Unabridged: 30 hr 40 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 08/14/2003

Genre: Fiction - Fantasy - Epic

Synopsis

A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

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.

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 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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About the Author

As a child, author George Martin began what would become his writing career by writing "Monster Stories", and then selling them to children in his community for pennies. Then, in high school, he found comic books very interesting, and began writing for amateur comic magazines. His first actual professional sale of a book came in 1970 (then 21), when he sold The Hero to Galaxy Publishing. And thus began his illustrious writing career.

After receiving his BS Degree from Northwestern University, Evanston Campus, he started writing in the science fiction genre, but it was not paying the bills. He took a position at Clarke University until he lost a friend to a sudden death, and Martin began re-evaluating his own life. He resigned his job and moved to Santa Fe where he devoted his time to only writing. Next, came the opportunity to work on the remake of The Twilight Zone TV series. After that and other series were cancelled, he ended up being hired as a writer/producer of the ABC series, Beauty and the Beast, having written 14 of the episodes.

His most important work was, A Song of Ice and Fire, in which he received inspiration from the events of the Wars of the Roses and Ivanhoe. The first in the series was titled A Game of Thrones, which we all know as the current HBO hit series. A Feast for Crows, the fourth in the series, has been the most successful piece in the literary world, but in 2007, HBO bought the film rights to the entire A Song of Fire and Ice series.

Of Martin's works, TM Wagner says: "There's great tragedy here, but there's also excitement, humor, heroism even in weaklings, nobility even in villains, and now and then, a taste of justice after all. It's a rare gift when a writer can invest his story with that much humanity".

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