A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones Summary

Written By George R.R. Martin

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 7,965 Readers

A Game of Thrones Book Summary


Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

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A Game of Thrones is a Epic book, written By George R.R. Martin. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 7,965 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Show is great, book(s) are better, and you should get "companion" app!

    By Rhug1234
    I haven't read fantasy in quite some time, but am very glad I picked this one up. I became hooked on the show, so I downloaded the book. It's well written and keeps you engaged. I found myself stealing time out of my work day to get some more reading in. For those of you that are having trouble with characters, places, etc...I recommend you download the app "Game of Thrones Companion". You can zoom in on the map, get detailed info on houses, characters, religions, and so on.
  • Awesome

    By PancreasKid
    Don't be put off by negative reviews on here - yes, the series is unfinished, but I can honestly say whether or not another book ever comes out (which I have faith it will unlike many fans) the ones out there are still worth reading. Just the sheer scope, the world created, the depth of the characters...it's brilliantly entertaining. As far as the series goes, this book is fantastic, second one is probably my favorite, third is great as well, and there is somewhat of a dip in quality in book 4 but still worth reading, and I have high hopes for book 5 which is due in July. One caveat, though: I have seen reviewers on here who complained about the sheer amount of characters and families and stuff introduced in the beginning, and there's definitely something to that - as I said before, the scope is massive. But the solution to that is the appendices; I found myself in the beginning constantly flipping back there to keep track of the different families and stuff, and while I can understand that might annoy some readers, it is definitely helpful for keeping track of who's who. Just know that if you do put in the work it's totally worth it. I hesitate to compare it to Lord of the Rings because they are very different (this stuff is definitely grittier and more adult oriented, and far fewer fantasy elements are present), but it is similar in that it convincingly creates a whole entire world with a rich history and characters - it truly takes you away to another time and place, as good fantasy is meant to do. And the surprise twists the story takes...well let's just say your jaw is likely to drop on more than one occasion. Highly recommended! Especially with the HBO series coming out soon...
  • Excellent!!

    By Marc kelly
    One of the best reads I've ever had.


  • Game of thrones and for a good reason it was named that title

    By Ignacio2017
    It is a great story but you have to get used to the writhers way of writing. It tells you the story from different characters point of view
  • This book spawned the retarded TV show

    By Sir Rami #21
  • Prologue is missing pages

    By ad0lftickler
    Like the title says prologue is missing pages, but good book
  • Worst book EVER

    By AnimaloverTheMost3000
    The show is bad and so is this! This “Game of Thrones” storyline is not my type of series. It’s overall bad in my opinion.
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    By Yelpette
  • Riveting

    By Loaf Sr
    A great piece of literary intrigue. From complex characters to detailed battles. Martin keeps you wondering what drives anyone person on a particular path.
  • GOT to the world

    By Bajanboy123
    I don’t even read, just love Game of Thrones. So i can actually say this book got me into reading. Well done 👏🏼
  • Wait for series completion

    By Eyescratcher
    The first three books are amazing however don’t bother reading any of them until the lazy author gets off his tail to write the final two books. 7 years have gone by since he’s done anything with the series and the last two books are so lacking in story and plot progression it made you wonder if he had a rambling mental break in front of his typist, who took the vomit to a yes man editor who is too enamored with his paycheck to hold Martin to any standard of quality, and published it anyway.
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