A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) by George R. R. Martin

By George R. R. Martin

First quantity of an excellent new myth trilogy: the main robust, unique and soaking up new epic in view that Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. the 1st quantity of George R R Martin's excellent excessive delusion tells the tragic tale of treachery, greed and warfare that threatens the harmony of the Seven Kingdoms south of the Wall. Martin unfolds with impressive ability a story of actually epic dimensions, thronged with memorable characters, a narrative of treachery and ambition, love and magic. Set in a wonderful international scarred via conflict and disaster over 8000 years of recorded historical past, it tells of the deeds of fellows and girls locked within the deadliest of conflicts and the bad legacy they'll depart their youngsters. within the online game of thrones, you win otherwise you die. And within the bitter-cold, unliving lands past the Wall, a negative wintry weather gathers and the others -- the undead, the neverborn, wildlings to whom the specter of the sword is not anything -- make able to descend at the nation-states of guys. A online game of Thrones starts the main resourceful, formidable and compelling fable epic because the Lord of the earrings. Thronged with memorable characters, it unfolds with wonderful ability a story of really epic dimensions. there were many pretenders to the throne of Tolkien: now ultimately he has a real heir.

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Gods, those were good years. I want you at my side again, Ned. ” Robert looked off into the darkness, for a moment as melancholy as a Stark. “I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one. Laws are a tedious business and counting coppers is worse. And the people. . there is no end of them. I sit on that damnable iron chair and listen to them complain until my mind is numb and my ass is raw. They all want something, money or land or justice. The lies they tell. .

If you refuse to serve him, he will wonder why, and sooner or later he will begin to suspect that you oppose him. ” Ned shook his head, refusing to believe. “Robert would never harm me or any of mine. We were closer than brothers. He loves me. If I refuse him, he will roar and curse and bluster, and in a week we will laugh about it together. ” “You knew the man,” she said. ” Catelyn remembered the direwolf dead in the snow, the broken antler lodged deep in her throat. She had to make him see. “Pride is everything to a king, my lord.

His son will succeed to the Eyrie and all its incomes,” Robert said brusquely. ” That took Ned by surprise. He stopped, startled, and turned to look at his king. The words came unbidden. “The Arryns have always been Wardens of the East. ” “Perhaps when he comes of age, the honor can be restored to him,” Robert said. “I have this year to think of, and next. ” “In peace, the title is only an honor. Let the boy keep it. For his father’s sake if not his own. ” The king was not pleased. He took his arm from around Ned’s shoulders.

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