A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Published July 11, 2022

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Book info

  • Title A Game of Thrones
  • Author George R. R. Martin
  • Year 1996
  • Genre Fantasy

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men… all will play the Game of Thrones. Winter is coming...


I bought this a long time ago and only really started reading it to see how alike the TV show it was. This aligns with the first series and I was surprised how faithful they had been to the book - I could see scene for scene what was happening in my mind’s eye whilst reading, having previously witnessed it on screen. It’s long, and there are a lot of characters and a lot of history, and I think if I hadn’t already watched the TV show, I’m not sure I would have got to the end.

Rating: 3 / 5

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