A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire

George R.R. Martin / Nov 26, 2020

A Song of Ice and Fire For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice a

  • Title: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Author: George R.R. Martin
  • ISBN: 9781780484259
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumeFor the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONESA CLASH OF KINGSA STORM OF SWORDSA FEAST OF CROWSA DANCE WITH DRAGONS 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 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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        George R.R Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed In 1970 Martin received a B.S in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude He went on to complete a M.S in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972 1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973 1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976 1978 He wrote part time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher In 1975 he married Gale Burnick They divorced in 1979, with no children Martin became a full time writer in 1979 He was writer in residence at Clarke College from 1978 79 Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986 In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co Supervising Producer He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992 93 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george


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    1. Right up front — no spoilers, here or bite-sized impressions…This morning, I laid down the last volume of George R.R. Martin’s great opus, A Song of Fire and Ice. After reading the first volume, ushered in (for me at least…) through the graces of HBO’s series, A Game of Thrones, I decided to read the series in hardbound version (probably to add some help for my tired, old eyes, as newsprint covered with small point sized type is not something I can easily settle into). And settle in, I [...]


    2. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own.”When I first heard about theSong of Ice and Fire series I assumed it was for supernerds who reside in their mother’s basements and only dare to venture into the daylight in order to L.A.R.P. on the weekends (my apologies to all basement-dwelling-L.A.R.P.E.R.S. for the previous comment). When rumors of the books becoming a series on HBO started, I decided to give it a shot [...]


    3. It's never master prose, but the first three of these novels--eh, particularly the first two--are just so thorough and imaginative that I devoured them, and book threed, more slowly, book fourd then sort of skipped through book five with the despondent sense that Martin may never finish this series. Honestly, all I want is for Arya to become the Number One Badass Ever and I will be happy. Be warned when you start this series: You'll get invested in the handful of characters you start with, but t [...]


    4. I'm going to start my review of this 5000+ page, still-in-progress monster by saying something that will probably piss off a lot of fantasy fans. High fantasy, as a literary genre, badly needs to be reconstituted. For over 50 years now people who write in this vein have been held in the thrall of writers like Tolkein and C. S. Lewis, writers who for all their imaginative prowess, were far too obsessed with cheap religious parables (Aslan=Jesus, etc.) and linguistic dicking around (made up langua [...]



    5. Great story cycles usually come in threes (“The Lord of the Rings,” “Griffin and Sabine,” “The Hunger Games”). I wish George R. R. Martin, the author of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, had confined himself to a trilogy, too. Okay, maybe five books, at the most. Instead, I’m afraid this series which started out so well is going to turn into one of those interminable, overly-ambitious epics that collapse into a big, sprawling mess before finally limping to a conclusion. (Remembe [...]


    6. Like most I know, I discovered this series when the HBO television adaption aired on Sky in 2011 and was instantly gripped. Since then I have read all of the books back-to-back and wow they are AMAZING!I am NOT a typical fantasy fan in fact the idea of goblins and wizards going off on some good vs evil quest of grand proportions does NOTHING for me. But this is no typical fantasy novel. The story spans several view-points from across the fictional lands of Westeros and beyond. It is a story wher [...]


    7. I'm torn on this. I'd like to do 3.5 stars. On one hand, Martin really does have an amazing ability to tell stories. His writing is often very prose-like and reads very easily. He's excellent with details and creating characters that are very believable and easy to get attached to. His characters are very human: some good, some bad, all flawed but very well developed and with motivations. He also tends to kill off many, many characters that by traditional storytelling standards you'd never actua [...]



    8. I've been contemplating my response to this series; it's complicated. On the one hand, since receiving the 1st of the series, I've read all 5 published books. On the other hand, I am continually disappointed in the books.I have not yet seen the vision behind this series; although each POV chapter can "hook" you, I don't believe the author has a clear vision of where he wants his characters to be. There are some truly horrible characters in this series: folks I have absolutely no connection to; f [...]


    9. From a distance the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire series looked hypermarketed, blockbusterish, clichéd. No. Real quality. Well, the books are blockbusterish in some ways - the pseudo-medieval setting, padded out with extended descriptions of secondary people, events and situations. But the series has attracted readers far beyond fans of this genre, due to the rich characterisations, plot, and imaginative depth, garnished here and there by passages of very good writing. It is further enha [...]


    10. The five stars are for the series. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It's a rich world that you get transported to, detailed enough to lose yourself in completely as you immerse yourself in these five thousand pages of fantastic imagination. G.R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire contains everything a reader craves in a story - Easy to read (despite a complex plot structure), rich language, vivid poetical descriptions of beautiful alien landscapes, kick-ass characters you instantly relate with, grim violen [...]


    11. I hopefully won't spoil anything for anyone that even bothers to read these reviews, I'm just writing for my own satisfaction and to get my own thoughts of these books out of my head really.I admit I was drawn into these because of the tv series however despite that I've grown fonder of the books, you can't really put the tv series and books into the same category. The books are so in depth to almost, and I say ALMOST, rival Tolkein (note the R R in both Tolkein and Martin, coincidence?) the pol [...]


    12. There were so many things wrong with this series. The prose was sub-par,and there were too many characters to remember, let alone care about. The scenes in the slave cities felt tedious and unnecessary.It seemed like GRRM dangled us with no true purpose, cutting us off from an interesting storyline and then forcing us to slog through a dull one. One of my greatest gripes were the cliffhangers. I like to see my characters react to a powerful event- I want to hear what they're saying and thinking. [...]


    13. I didn't give these a poor rating because of the genre; I've always liked fantasy novels. And these are certainly engrossing - I read them straight through. But with each twist, turn, and cliffhanger, it seems more unlikely that this will wrap up in a satisfying way. In fact, it seems like he's just making it up as he goes along. And that's hard to stomach after putting in this much time.


    14. نغمه آتش و یخ - جلد 1 تا 5منتشر شده توسط نشر ویداترجمه از رویا خادم الرضاراهنمای سری کتاب های نغمه آتش و یخ ، منتشر شده توسط نشر ویدا .----+ به همراه لینک صفحه نسخه جدید هر کتاب


    15. I’m not sure what to say in this review, but here goes.This series is excellent if you like:- Extremely slow moving plots- So many characters you can’t tell most of them apart- Watching people you like die- Waiting for the people you hate to die- Seemingly endless and, for the most part, pointless sex scenes, references to genitalia, incest, and so forthLike a lot of people, I got sucked into these books after the HBO started up. I figured, “Hey, why not find out what happens so I won’t [...]


    16. 5 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS on GoT, now that I have finished A Dance with Dragons.10.) I finally forded the Trident, crossed the Dothraki Sea, braved the Brazen Beasts, sang "The Rains of Castamere," and made it safely home to write this review beside the hearth fire, although chances are that in my coffee is an exotic poison. 9.) Reading a series like this or LoTR makes me think that we must be created in the image of a creative God. If one human can create a world so rich and diverse with nothing bu [...]


    17. SoI'm a little late to the Game of Thrones party. We don't have a TV so I was unaware that this was a hit TV series based on a 7-book series. Now that I've read it, I can see why.It took a while to get accustomed to the POV switching with each chapter, but after a while this blended in and stopped being jarring.What I like the most about this series is the characters. I love the spit-fire Arya and her dutiful yet somehow willful mother Caitlyn. Jon Snow has so many layers I could read about him [...]


    18. I loved reading this series and really got into the books after watching the first season on TV cut to 8 months later and finally finished. The series was great, and the 2nd half of each book full of twists and turns, happiness and anger. I had moments of wanting to throw book three across the room when something very unfortunate happened but I restrained myself.My main reason for giving this series a good solid 3 stars is because of the heavy description and character development I had to endur [...]


    19. I could not put these books down. Though 600-700 (or many more) pages each they are absolutely great. I highly recommend them to anyone who likes the time of kings and knights plus enjoys a fantasy twist. Each book had a "stunner" moment and you wonder how the series can go on, yet it does & does so wonderfully. George RR Martin created a cast of characters that are compelling and he expands upon them in different books so the stories are told from, & about, multiple angles and people. T [...]


    20. A great fantasy series that will take over your life. The detail and extent to which Martin has gone to create this world will enthrall you on every possible level. Be prepared to shed many tears for fictional characters and become obsessed with the world of Westeros.


    21. Actual Rating: 3.5A world you can get easily lost in, a world you can easily relate to despite being so different from our current world order. A lot of situations and characters are so relevant even in today's world. I liked that everyone is a grey character without any rights and wrongs. Well, that is how normal human beings are. I really liked the personality and character development by Martin in these volumes. The POA of all characters seemed fresh and intriguing. Honestly speaking, I am am [...]


    22. I hesitate to write a review for several reasons--the series isn't finished; it's a really complex book deserving a complex review that I'm not ready to write; and R. Sutton said a lot of it already. But I'll say a few things anyway.My number one criteria for loving (rather than liking) a book is how well it conveys a sense of place- a quality for which contemporary tastes seem to have little patience. A Song of Ice and Fire, like LOTR, delivers on place. Plus fully fleshed-out characters!! Hurr [...]


    23. I wanted to save my review for the last book and review the entire series. This is a series that should be read in order because it is really one continuous story. I have fallen in love with George RR Martin through these stories, mainly because of my fascination with someone who isn't afraid to push the boundaries of storytelling. Before Martin came along few, if any, authors would dare break the convention that says good guys eventually win, even if it is their sons who win. An author would no [...]


    24. One of the most epic, graphic and magnificent series of recent times. I was completely pulled in by the depth and intricacy of the world George Martin has created. The way the characters are interwoven through war, politics, intrigue and lust for power, life or love is spellbinding. Once started I could not put any of the books down and I found myself constantly wanting to know more. The realism of the characters emotions made them easily accessible, despite the medieval time period and this app [...]


    25. I read all 5 in a row. Book one is fantastic, and is very well represented in the HBO series. Book 2 is almost as good, maybe I was just a little frustrated with the peril of all the characters. By book 3, I was used to the peril, and the writing kept me enthralled. Book three is by far the best of the series (so far, still waiting for 6 and 7 to be written). Book 4 is a little difficult because you are introduced to many new characters, and become frustrated not reading about some of your favor [...]


    26. I listened to the audiobooks, and I am not sure if I had ended up giving the series a whole 5* if I had had to "read" them. I definitely loved all the books - but they definitely have some slow parts - especially the Daenerys parts later on got a bit boring actually if you ask me. But this is were the audiobook factor comes in - while such parts will make me slow down and get annoyed while actually reading it myself -with audiobooks I just breeze through them, as the narrator doesn't slow down. [...]


    27. This is my number 1 best series/books that I have ever read!Still I can't find the words to describe it other than BEST. THING. EVER!!! -Beautiful writing-Amazing, complex story-Very deep memorable characters -it has everything; Action, Drama, Romance, Magic, and a lot, lot more!Why have you not read it yet?!Well you should.But do not be intimidated by its monstrous size, trust me you wont feel its length ;)And one VERY important word of advice while reading this is; DO NOT google ANYthing about [...]


    28. I enjoyed the first book in this 5-book series, A GAME OF THRONES. While I had trouble keeping the dozens of characters straight initially (should have looked in the back of the book first!), the descriptive writing kept me going. The second book, A CLASH OF KINGS, kept my interest up enough to put the next one STORM OF SWORDS on reserve. And with this one, the wheels fell off the wagon. The plot and characters became uninteresting enough that I would pick up the book, read a few pages, become d [...]


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