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A game of thrones

Author: George R R Martin
Publisher: New York, NY : Bantam Books, 2011. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam books mass market editionView all editions and formats
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The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Paranormal fiction
Epic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R R Martin
ISBN: 9780553573404 0553573403 9780553897845 0553897845
OCLC Number: 729426449
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Previously published: 1996.
"Game of Thrones: A new original series from HBO"--Cover.
Prequel to: A clash of kings.
Awards: Winner of Locus Awards (Fantasy Novel) 1997
Short-listed for Nebula Awards 1997
Description: 835 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: George R.R. Martin.

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The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.

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. 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.

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