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.
"Review of First 5 Books"
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.
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"
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.
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:"
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."
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.
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.
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.
This is the third installment in a series of noble house histories and cultural profiles of the peoples, cultures, and groups found in George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series and seen on HBO's global hit television series Game of Thrones. Volume three delves into a few more of the lesser known, but highly important noble houses seen in Game of Thrones. The attempt at spoiler-free content is made and information will not stretch much further beyond season two or three of the television series.
Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen uncovers the astounding science behind the mystical, blood-soaked world of Game of Thrones, answering questions like: Is it possible to crush a person's head with your bare hands? What really happens when royal families interbreed? Does Cersei have borderline personality disorder? What curious medical disorder does Hodor suffer from? And more.
This work is the second volume in a series of house histories and cultural profiles of those seen in A Song of Ice and Fire and popularized in HBO's global hit television series Game of Thrones. Volume two explores some of the major players in Game of Thrones. This particular volume covers the history of several noble houses; including the Baratheon, Martell, Greyjoy, Tyrell, Seaworth, and Arryn families.
Game of Thrones, book and show alike, is spun from classic myth, from the tales of Robin Hood and King Arthur to the Norse Ring Cycle and saga of Ragnarok. Above all these human adventures soar Daenerys' dragons adapted from the dragons, wyverns, and wyrms of Western bestiaries. But what about the merlings, seal folk, wargs, greenseers, grumpkins, and snarks: Which mythologies created them?
"in-depth back ground"
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"
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"
All you need to know about Game of Thrones!
This project endeavors to serve two kinds of listeners at the same time: those who like history and those who like Game of Thrones. The two are often mutual interests. In effect this audiobook is a real-life historical breakdown of the cultures, characters, and events contained within George R. R. Martin's epic book series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF).
"'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.
This was the 15th century and in this green and pleasant land, numerous players took their chances in the ultimate game. The prize was the throne of England. One figure that was central to the conflict. One figure that still divides opinion today: Richard III. This is his story and the game that he played for the throne of England.
"great for a drive"