Sunday, 11 March 2012
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Pick of the Week: George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones
The first volume of George R R Martin’s glorious high fantasy tells the tragic story of treachery, greed and war that threatens the unity of the Seven Kingdoms. Martin unfolds with astonishing skill a tale of truly epic dimensions, a story of treachery and ambition, love and magic. Set in a fabulous world scarred by battle and catastrophe over 8000 years of recorded history, it tells of the deeds of men and women locked in the deadliest of conflicts and of the terrible legacy they will leave their children.
In the game of thrones, you win or you die.
Before it was a hit series on HBO, George RR Martin's Game of Thrones was a best-selling novel that captivated many. Rich characters, complicated storylines, and crazy plot twists will keep you turning the pages of this hefty tome. There's a surprising lack of magic in this fantasy book, which relies more on its well-crafted characters and plotlines - it reads more like an alternate middle ages than Dungeons and Dragons.
If you enjoyed the series, you'll LOVE the book!
This book is available on Amazon.com. Note: this is my affiliate link. If you prefer, you can go directly to the item here.
Polish pick inspired by this POTW: A nod to the series title, A Song of Ice and Fire - Essie Shine of the Times.