Saturday, 18 February 2012

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
by George RR Martin

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.  

This is the first volume of an amazing and magnificent cycle of novels by George RR Martin. At the beginning I found it hard to read because there were so many characters and places to know and I became a little confused, but after that I start to enjoy it.

Well, I can say that I became addicted to the story and I just left the book after I read it all. I entered in the story and felt pain, affection, anger like my favourite characters.

If you like stories with action, suspence, intrigue, romance, devotion, greed, arrogance, a little bit fantasy, lots of characters and unpredictable moves, this is for you. This book have it all!

Loved it :)

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