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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin

By George R. R. Martin

Here's the 1st quantity in George R. R. Martin’s really good cycle of novels that comes with A conflict of Kings and A typhoon of Swords. As a complete, this sequence contains a real masterpiece of recent myth, bringing jointly the simplest the style has to supply. Magic, secret, intrigue, romance, and experience fill those pages and delivery us to a global not like any we've got ever skilled. Already hailed as a vintage, George R. R. Martin’s wonderful sequence is destined to face as one of many nice achievements of creative fiction.

A video game OF THRONES

Long in the past, in a time forgotten, a preternatural occasion threw the seasons out of stability. In a land the place summers can final a long time and winters an entire life, hassle is brewing. The chilly is returning, and within the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing past the kingdom’s protecting Wall. on the heart of the clash lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family members as harsh and unyielding because the land they have been born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal chilly to a far off summertime country of epicurean lots, here's a story of lords and women, infantrymen and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come jointly in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors undergo swords of no human steel; a tribe of fierce wildlings hold males off into insanity; a merciless younger dragon prince barters his sister to win again his throne; and a decided lady undertakes the main treacherous of trips. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the destiny of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously within the stability, as every one endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the sport of thrones.

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Catelyn had been anointed with the seven oils and named in the rainbow of light that filled the sept of Riverrun. She was of the Faith, like her father and grandfather and his father before him. Her gods had names, and their faces were as familiar as the faces of her parents. Worship was a septon with a censer, the smell of incense, a seven-sided crystal alive with light, voices raised in song. The Tullys kept a godswood, as all the great houses did, but it was only a place to walk or read or lie in the sun.

Under the thin crust of snow, the ground was damp and muddy, slick footing, with rocks and hidden roots to trip you up. Will made no sound as he climbed. Behind him, he heard the soft metallic slither of the lordling’s ringmail, the rustle of leaves, and muttered curses as reaching branches grabbed at his longsword and tugged on his splendid sable cloak. The great sentinel was right there at the top of the ridge, where Will had known it would be, its lowest branches a bare foot off the ground. Will slid in underneath, flat on his belly in the snow and the mud, and looked down on the empty clearing below.

There came a soft knock on her door. “Come,” Dany said, turning away from the window. Illyrio’s servants entered, bowed, and set about their business. They were slaves, a gift from one of the magister’s many Dothraki friends. There was no slavery in the free city of Pentos. Nonetheless, they were slaves. The old woman, small and grey as a mouse, never said a word, but the girl made up for it. She was Illyrio’s favorite, a fair-haired, blue-eyed wench of sixteen who chattered constantly as she worked.

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