A game of thrones (Book, 1996) [Macalester College]
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A game of thrones

A game of thrones

Author: George R R Martin; James Sinclair, (Book designer); Virginia Norey
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Fantastic fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, George R.R.
Game of thrones.
New York : Bantam Books, 1996
Named Person: Eddard (Fictitious character) Stark
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George R R Martin; James Sinclair, (Book designer); Virginia Norey
ISBN: 0553103547 9780553103540 9780553573404 0553573403 9780553381689 0553381687 0553593714 9780553593716 0002245841 9780002245845 000647988X 9780006479888 9780007428540 0007428545 9780007448036 0007448031 9780007548231 0007548230
OCLC Number: 33360758
Notes: "Copyright © 1996 by George R.R. Martin. Endpaper maps by James Sinclair. Book design by James Sinclair. Heraldic crests by Virginia Norey"--Title page verso
Includes two maps covering the territory of A game of thrones on endpapers.
Awards: Winner of Locus Awards 1997
Description: 694 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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, a vengeance-mad boy has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities beyond the sea. Heir of the mad Dragon King deposed by Robert, he claims the Iron Throne, and the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.
Responsibility: George R.R. Martin.


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