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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) Description:

Summers span decades Winter can last a lifetime And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun br br 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 br br 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

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) Description:

Alternate cover edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show a clash of kings rel nofollow here a br br br Time is out of joint The summer of peace and plenty ten years long is drawing to a close and the harsh chill winter approaches like an angry beast Two great leaders Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead victims of royal treachery Now from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest turmoil and war br br As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky a comet the color of blood and flame six factions struggle for control of a divided land Eddard s son Robb has declared himself King in the North In the south Joffrey the heir apparent rules in name only victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King s Landing Robert s two brothers each seek their own dominion while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest And a continent away an exiled queen the Mother of Dragons risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers br br A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent forgotten land of revelry and revenge wizardry and wartime It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen brother 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 br br Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide alchemy and murder the price of glory may be measured in blood And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts For when rulers clash all of the land feels the tremors br br Audacious inventive brilliantly imagined A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment a tale of pure excitement you will never forget

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) Description:

Here is the third volume in George R R Martin s magnificent cycle of novels that includes i A Game of Thrones i and i A Clash of Kings i Together this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction br br Of the five contenders for power one is dead another in disfavor and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne the uneasy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms His most bitter rival Lord Stannis stands defeated and disgraced victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun Meanwhile making her way across a blood drenched continent is the exiled queen Daenerys mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world And as opposing forces manoeuver for the final showdown an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization accompanied by a horde of mythical Others a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable As the future of the land hangs in the balance no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) Description:

Alternate covers can be found a href https www goodreads com book show a feast for crows rel nofollow here a br br With i A Feast for Crows i Martin delivers the long awaited fourth volume of the landmark series that has redefined imaginative fiction and stands as a modern masterpiece in the making br br After centuries of bitter strife the seven powers dividing the land have beaten one another into an uneasy truce But it s not long before the survivors outlaws renegades and carrion eaters of the Seven Kingdoms gather Now as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed while surprising faces some familiar others only just appearing emerge from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges of the terrible times ahead Nobles and commoners soldiers and sorcerers assassins and sages are coming together to stake their fortunes and their lives For at a feast for crows many are the guests but only a few are the survivors

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) Description:

In the aftermath of a colossal battle the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance beset by newly emerging threats from every direction In the east Daenerys Targaryen the last scion of House Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death But Daenerys has thousands of enemies and many have set out to find her As they gather one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen with an entirely different goal in mind br br Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head Tyrion Lannister too is making his way to Daenerys But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag tag band they seem and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys s claim to Westeros forever br br Meanwhile to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone a structure only as strong as those guarding it There Jon Snow th Lord Commander of the Night s Watch will face his greatest challenge For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond in the land of the creatures of ice br br From all corners bitter conflicts reignite intimate betrayals are perpetrated and a grand cast of outlaws and priests soldiers and skinchangers nobles and slaves will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles Some will fail others will grow in the strength of darkness But in a time of rising restlessness the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 2 of 2)

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 2 of 2) Description:

The Starks are scattered br br Robb Stark may be King in the North but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown And while his youngest sister Arya has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son the capricious boy king Joffrey Sansa Stark remains their captive br br Meanwhile across the ocean Daenerys Stormborn the last heir of the Dragon King delivers death to the slave trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 1 of 2)

A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 1 of 2) Description:

Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast br br The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud In the northern wastes a horde of hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new forged crown And Robb s defences are ranged against the South the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters who have his young sisters in their power br br Throughout Westeros the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever but if the wall is breached no king will live to claim it

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

A Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-4)

A Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-4) Description:

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 i Time i 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 br br This bundle includes the following novels br A GAME OF THRONES br A CLASH OF KINGS br A STORM OF SWORDS br A FEAST FOR CROWS

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-2)

A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-2) Description:

A 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 br br It is a tale in which brother 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 br 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 br br hrs mins br Narrated by Roy Dotrice

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

A Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-5)

A Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-5) Description:

For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle br A GAME OF THRONES br A CLASH OF KINGS br A STORM OF SWORDS br A FEAST OF CROWS br A DANCE WITH DRAGONS br Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season br Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms br Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys br

Rating: 3.25 out of 5