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Sinopsis: 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.
From 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.
Críticas: Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient--they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent--they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong--these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile--they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called "well above the norms of the genre."
Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.
There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero
Título: A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
Editorial: Bantam Books
Condición del libro: Fair
Descripción Bantam Books, 1996. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1ST. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP7571348
Descripción Bantam, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Please feel free to contact us for additional photos or details about this item. International Customers: Items over 3 lbs may incur additional shipping charges. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000820395
Descripción U.S.A.: Bantam, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1484071496393
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Descripción Bantam, 1996. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTINS A Game of Thrones Grabs hold and wont let go. Its brilliant.-Robert Jordan Reminiscent of T. H. Whites The Once and Future King, this novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal. -Chicago Sun-Times A Clash of Kings A truly epic fantasy . . . bedazzled by swords and spells wielded to devastating effect . . . a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites.- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Martin amply fulfills the first volumes promise and continues what seems destined to be one of the best fantasy series ever written.- The Denver Post High fantasy with a vengeance. -The San Diego Union-Tribune A Storm of Swords George R. R. Martin continues to take epic fantasy to new levels of insight and sophistication, resonant with the turmoils and stress of the world we call our own. -Locus Riveting . . . a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle.- Patriot News A Feast for Crows Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.- Time. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0553103547