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in this absorbing tale, a long-ago event has thrown the seasons into disarray, and the royal house of Starks has a motto befitting the kingdom's volatile conditions: "Winter is coming". Prophetically, it becomes a metaphor for the horrors that could consign the kingdom to the darkest moment in it history. A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords . As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has t…mehr

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in this absorbing tale, a long-ago event has thrown the seasons into disarray, and the royal house of Starks has a motto befitting the kingdom's volatile conditions: "Winter is coming". Prophetically, it becomes a metaphor for the horrors that could consign the kingdom to the darkest moment in its history.

A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords . 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. Martin's 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 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.
  • Produktdetails
  • A Song of Ice and Fire Vol.1
  • Verlag: Bantam Books
  • Seitenzahl: 835
  • 2011
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 2011. 864 S. w. 2 maps. 6.86 in
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 175mm x 105mm x 43mm
  • Gewicht: 360g
  • ISBN-13: 9780553573404
  • ISBN-10: 0553573403
  • Best.Nr.: 07075958

Autorenporträt

George R. R. Martin, geb. 1948 in Bayonne/New Jersey, veröffentlichte seine ersten Kurzgeschichten im Jahr 1971 und gelangte damit in der Science-Fiction-Szene zu frühem Ruhm. Gleich mehrfach wurde ihm der renommierte Hugo Award verliehen. Danach arbeitete er in der Produktion von Fernsehserien, etwa als Dramaturg der TV-Serie 'Twilight Zone', ehe er 1996 mit einem Sensationserfolg auf die Bühne der Fantasy-Literatur zurückkehrte: Sein mehrteiliges Epos 'Das Lied von Eis und Feuer' wird einhellig als Meisterwerk gepriesen. George R. R. Martin lebt in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
George R. R. Martin

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"The major fantasy of the decade . . . compulsively readable."- Denver Post

"We have been invited to a grand feast and pageant: George R.R. Martin has unveiled for us an intensely realized, romantic but realistic world."- Chicago Sun-Times

"A Best Book of 1996: Martin makes a triumphant return to high fantasy . . . [with] superbly developed characters, accomplished prose, and sheer bloodymindedness."- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"A splendid saga . . . . Inventive and intricately plotted."- BookPage

"Magic . . . George R.R.Martin's first fantasy epic [is set] well above the norms of the genre."- Locus

"Such a splendid tale and such a fantasticorical! I read my eyes out and couldn't stop 'til I finished and it was dawn."-Anne McCaffrey