Thursday, 11 October 2012

Throwback Thursday #66 - A Game of Thrones

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
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 and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is 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; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't read this series yet! I bought it on kindle last year (the size of the paper version meant that this was a necessity when you do most of your reading on the train!), but to be honest I didn't spend much time wanting to read it until I started watching the mini-series. Wow. That series has so many great characters and I really want to check out the source material now!
So is the book worth reading...? :-)


  1. i haven't read this serties yet i don't even own it so no you are not the only one^^

  2. I kind of gave up in book 2 as he kept on killing and I haaaated Daenyrys

  3. I haven't read it yet and don't even have the books... but I want to and I also want to know if it's worth reading. :)

    I guess B would say.. no. :)

    1. save your money, this writer focused more on moss growing in trees than characters. i wanted to hear more about john snow&the stark all the books disappointed. schim

  4. *sigh* This is one series I've not started. Maybe one day I will. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

    Thanks as always for joining Throwback Thursday. :)