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A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Two

A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Two
 

George R. R. Martin,s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780007493043
Barcode 9780007493043
Published 11 June 2013 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martin, George R. R.
Series Song of Ice and Fire (part: 02)
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ISBN-13 9780007493043
ISBN-10 0007493045
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 11 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martin, George R. R.
Series Song of Ice and Fire (part: 02)
Category Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Graphic Novels
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 266mm
Height: 174mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 870g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.5
Catalogue Code 294480

Description of this Book

George R. R. Martin,s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. 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 Jamie 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best ... tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting' Time Magazine 'The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ...Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias, Guardian 'Colossal, staggering ... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ... The writing is always powerful ...' SFX 'Truly epic ... with its magnificent action-filled climax, it provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites., Publishers Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

George R. R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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