Author(s): George R. R. Martin
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling 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. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the Game of Thrones. Winter is coming...
Lately I've been immersed in George R.R Martin's epic fantasy series Song of Ice and Fire, as I was determined to read the first book, Game of Thrones, before I saw the new mini series. The series is huge (currently five books in six parts with another two to come), spanning an intricately woven fantasy world of knights and kings, dragons and the undead, fallen priests and incestuous siblings and is totally engrossing. I'm up to book three, part two, and I still haven't seen the show. - Lucy
I blame Lucy; I don't usually read fantasy but she was so enthusiastic about George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series that I started and, of course, now I'm hooked and about to start volume three. The storyline is absolutely compelling and epic doesn't begin to describe it! - Tim
'A Game of Thrones grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant.' Robert Jordan
'Colossal, staggering! Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world! one of the greats of fantasy literature.' SFX
'Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads! Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.' Guardian
'Such a splendid tale. I couldn't stop till I'd finished and it was dawn.' Anne McCaffrey
George R. R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.