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Old Dec 1 2009, 10:17 AM   #1
cwett
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northamtonshire UK
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Thumbs up A Song of Ice and Fire

So I have not seen George R.R. Martin mentioned yet. A Song of Ice and Fire is supposed to be one of the best series' in the history of Fantasy. Yes I am not kidding. I am a fan, however I do not quite agree with that statement. A Game of Thrones is the first book I enjoyed it and would put it up there in my top ten favorite books ... here is it's description:

Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martinís magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows . As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martinís stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A Game of Thrones 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 kingdomís 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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