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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

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFrom a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere. A GAME OF THRONESA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE 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 forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells 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; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.

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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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