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.
"The description lies"
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:"
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.
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.
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"
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"
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"
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"
The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Clash of Kings. 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 Clash of Kings is the second volume in the series. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.
"If you are up to this, you are hooked"
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.
Die Lage in den Sieben Königslanden ist nach den geschlagenen Schlachten weiterhin unübersichtlich und unsicher. Die eingekerkerte Cersei hat keinen Einfluss mehr auf das Geschehen, aber die verschiedenen Königshäuser treiben ihr eigenes Spiel um die Macht und den eisernen Thron. Stannis Baratheon ist mit der Roten Priesterin Melisandre und einem Heer an die Mauer geeilt, um Jon Snow im Kampf gegen die Wildlinge zu unterstützen.
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.
A Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful fantasy fiction series in the world to date. With the success of the novels came a widely-loved television series. This book aims to thoroughly detail the early history of the houses Targaryen, Stark, and Lannister, including how they first rose to power, and what happened in the years leading up to the beginning of the Game of Thrones story.
Pop culture and parody author Valerie Estelle Frankel examines the sources and predicts a Game of Thrones ending for each one. What will the Ragnarok ending look like? Or the Narnia ending? Who will live, who will die, and how goofy can the war of ice and fire possibly get?
"VE Frankel's best audible title on Game of Thrones"
Why does Daenerys receive magical eggs? What does a hand symbolize or a horn? There are meaningful towers and water gardens stretching from the pyramids of Meereen to the infamous Iron Throne. Meanwhile George R. R. Martin's characters chomp on bloody beef, blood oranges, red wine, beets, and pomegranates between the inevitable bloodbaths.
"This book helps piece things together!"