In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.
"Narrator ruins this epic fantasy"
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.
"I'm hooked, but narration..."
As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is 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.
"Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.
"Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
"A tale of two publishers:"
Game of Thrones: A Family History recounts the epic tales of three of the largest and most important houses in the series: the Targaryens, the Starks, and the Lannisters. Learn how the Targaryens originally took control of the Seven Kingdoms under their great King, Aegon the Conqueror, and how the Lannisters came to be masters of Casterly Rock. Chart the development of the Starks, first as kings in the North then as kingmakers under their popular lord, Eddard Stark.
The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
"Great story and performance."
If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork - the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time - warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire. This volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones.
"Calm Down, Fanboys"
These books aim to thoroughly detail the early history of the houses Targaryen, Stark, Lannister and many more. You can explore how they first rose to power, and what happened in the years leading up to the beginning of the Game of Thrones story.
Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms. But only the sharpest notice how these houses echo Lancaster and York in the War of the Roses. Druids, Catholics, and even Zoroastrians wander through Westeros, reframing their religions for a new world of fantasy. But how medieval is Westeros? Did lady knights and pirates really battle across Europe? The audiobook Winter is Coming: Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones explores all this and more, from the echoes of history to the symbols and omens our beloved characters.
"great review and food for thought"
Follow the fortunes of three of the Seven Kingdom's most prestigious and powerful houses: the Baratheons, the Martells, and the Tyrells. See how they each conquered and held the rich, fertile kingdoms of the Stormlands, Dorne, and the Reach, and just why it is that the families of Game of Thrones are eager to avenge themselves on one another.
Der Krieg im zersplitterten Königreich dauert an und fordert viele Opfer. Arya, die sich immer noch auf der Flucht nach Norden befindet, wird enttarnt. Bald spitzt sich die Lage für sie und ihre Gefährten dramatisch zu, während für ihre Schwester Sansa ein Hoffnungsschimmer am Horizont erscheint. Am Hof der Lannisters intrigiert Tyrion gegen seine Schwester Cersei und kann nur hoffen, dass seine Verbündeten ihn nicht täuschen. Er begeht allerdings einen schweren Fehler, als er die Warnung der Wächter der Mauer missachtet und den bedrohlichen Ereignissen, die dort passiert sind, nicht die entsprechende Bedeutung beimisst. Was keiner am Hof ahnt: Daenerys, die Drachenmutter, plant einen Umsturz und will als rechtmäßige Thronerbin das Land regieren.
One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet - a wily stateswoman and an enduring symbol of a fading institution. One is the great-granddaughter of a king's mistress and a celebrated homewrecker who survived a firestorm of scorn to marry her lover and replace her archrival, a beloved 20th-century figure. One is a beautiful commoner, the university-educated daughter of a self-made entrepreneur, a fashion idol, and wife and mother to two future kings.
"A Well Reasoned Vision of the Future of the British Monarchy"
"En ces temps-là nimbés de brume, où la belle saison pouvait durer des années et la mauvaise toute une vie, se multiplièrent un jour des présages alarmants. Au nord du Mur colossal qui protégeait le royaume, se massèrent soudain des forces obscures. Au sud, l'ordre établi chancela. Le meurtre et la corruption, la lâcheté et le mensonge enserrèrent inexorablement le trône convoité..."
This book explores characters' agendas, from Sansa's secret schemes to Arya's ultimate goal. What is Cersei's true fear? What do trout or golden roses symbolize? Is the show a feminist success or a male playground? This book answers all these and more, revealing the enigmas and surprises hidden deep within the series.
"Needs a narrator with British accent"
"'Winds of Winter' Won't Be Done before 'Game of Thrones' Season 6" was published on January 4, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Anthony Domanico and narrated by Rex Anderson.
Otah Machi, ruler of the city of Machi, has tried for years to prepare his people for a future in which the magical andat, entities that support their commerce and intimidate all foes, can no longer be safely harnessed. But his efforts are too little, too late. The Galts, an expansionist empire from across the sea, have tired of games of political espionage and low-stakes sabotage. Their general, a ruthless veteran, has found a way to do what was thought impossible: neutralize the andat.
The Game of Thrones TV series has taken the world by storm. Get to know each character more deeply than you ever imagined, with this in-depth, personal and to-the-point character analysis. You will not only get to know your favorite characters, but you will learn how they fit into the TV show, their upbringing, their purpose, their likes and dislikes.
Tyrion spinnt Intrigen gegen seine Schwester, um die Lannisters davor zu bewahren vom eigenen Volk gelyncht zu werden. Lord Stannis gelingt es derweil mittels schwarzer Magie seine wichtigsten Widersacher zu beseitigen, zu denen auch sein eigener Bruder zählt. Währenddessen besetzt Theon Greyjoy Winterfell. Und es braut sich - verborgen hinter der Mauer - eine unheimliche Bedrohung zusammen.
"points please book not in English language thanks"
George R. R. Martin's New York Times best-selling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals?
"Open your eyes and read this please"