Winter is coming...
Sinister forces are descending upon the Seven Kingdoms, a mysterious land where warm summers can stretch over decades and treacherously brutal winters can last a lifetime. And at the center of this epic adventure is Winterfell, the great kingdom of the north led by the noble Stark family. As winter approaches, Ned Stark, the strong-willed but fair-minded Lord of Winterfell, is offered the prestigious post of "Hand of the King" (the king's most trusted and highly ranked adviser). This sets the stage for an epic tale that finds the Stark family thrust into an awe-inspiring world of political intrigue, sorcery, and a brutal war between the kingdoms. Deftly weaving a multiple storylines, each immensely fascinating in its own right, into a cohesive and immensely compelling story, A Game of Thrones is arguably one of the finest epic fantasy novels to be published in recent years.
Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, A Game of Thrones serves as an excellent beginning to the epic series "A Song of Ice and Fire", a fantastic world of intrigue and mystery that could only have sprung from the brilliant mind of acclaimed author George R. R. Martin. And there's no better way to be introduced to the world of the Seven Kingdoms than through this brilliantly narrated unabridged audiobook adaptation!
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 forces
are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s
powers are failing, his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious
circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the
center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and
unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is
reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that
threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.
Sweeping from a harsh land of
cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells
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;
a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman
undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and
counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies,
the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors
to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Unparalleled in scope and
execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences
that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and
leave you yearning for more.
From a master of contemporary
fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read
before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a
genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer.
Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent
saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans
everywhere. Download and start listening now!