A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)

by George R.R. Martin

Summers spandecades.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 835 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.44 out of 5
  • Published August 2005 by Bantam
  • Original Title: A Game of Thrones
  • ISBN: 0553588486 (ISBN13: 9780553588484)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: A Song of Ice and Fire #1
  • Characters: Brandon Stark
  • Catelyn Stark
  • Tyrion Lannister
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • Eddard Stark...more
  • Jon Snow
  • Theon Greyjoy
  • Robb Stark
  • Arya Stark
  • Jaime Lannister
  • Cersei Lannister
  • Joffrey Baratheon
  • Robert Baratheon
  • Tywin Lannister
  • Lysa Arryn
  • Petyr Baelish
  • Sansa Stark
  • Viserys Targaryen
  • Varys
  • Hodor
  • Jorah Mormont...less
  • Literary Awards: Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1997)
  • Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (1997)
  • World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (1997)
  • Premio Ignotus for Novela extranjera (2003)

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.