The A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R.R. Martin

The A Song of Ice and Fire Series

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 4,065 Ratings

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For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones are together in one eBook bundle. 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 this bundle collects the entire monumental cycle in the most convenient format available:
 
A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
A STORM OF SWORDS
A FEAST FOR CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
 
“One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times
 
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.
 
“Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times

Reviews

  • ASOIAF Isn’t Complete

    5
    By TN Brat
    There are two more books that belong specifically to this collection. The Author has yet to release them. It has been 7 YEARS. 01/2024 The world of ice and fire is huge… *With a lot of food; I know, there’s actually rampant hunger, except for the rich & powerful. Nevertheless, we get these lengthy, detailed descriptions of banquets & feasts add-nauseam. For the most part, it’s all the same in Westeros with the addition of regional dishes here & there (fish stew). *With an abundance of names; All the Lord, Ladies, & Knights! Eddard Stark, sometimes he’s called Lord Eddard & others Lord Stark. Easy enough to make it through the books, almost right off. With characters we are less familiar with, it seems to boggle at times. During one conversation with a few people speaking of one man, it’s almost confusing when they shift between first & last names. By the time they start with the nicknames or other monikers, I’m beginning to think they’re talking about half a dozen people. *And don’t get me started on house sigils!! All that time spent naming animals, devices, colors, & several other attributes & information contained in a sigil… without connecting them to a name or house!!?? Sometimes you’ll be able to connect the dots to get a full name, title, house, location, fealty, motto or any combination there of. By the time you get the information figured out, you’ve forgotten why you wanted to know what Lord Easternont’s sigil is. Wish I had more time to list the lists of things G.R.R.M. likes to, I don’t know, use as filler, maybe? Like I really need a list of all the edible creatures in the canals of Braavos!? Hope I’ll be able to come back to add the positive with a few more annoying attributes (*1) of these fine novels. *1 OMG. Why!? Book 4 was becoming too long, I get that. He wastes time & page space on lists. So the obvious solution is to start book five and continue down a chronological and coherent narrative where we as readers are not expected to interpret when the two timelines merge back into one another for book six. Simple, right? Not so much. Mr. Martin has chosen to hack book four into novels four & five but to be read as running congruently with each other. Lunacy! Most people don’t actually realize that at first causing some confusion, I’d guess. Something that may straighten itself out for those thus confused in book 6, IF we ever get to read it. The running joke is long past way not funny!!
  • Like you are there

    5
    By TPS1964
    Great descriptions. I feel like you are part of the action.
  • Unfinished

    3
    By Frus.trat.ed
    Don’t start reading until he finishes the last book, you will be very disappointed if you do.
  • What can be said?

    5
    By Paris McDoogal
    Unparalleled.
  • Couldn’t get enough

    5
    By ValdesL
    Couldn’t get enough!
  • Amazing

    5
    By EspressoPatronum13
    Great read, recommend to anyone looking for a book to read
  • Unfinished

    3
    By C. Lo
    I wish I had known these books lacked an ending before I started buying them. These stories are great, very well written, but the last 2 books in the series have been overdue by a decade or more. The later ones in this unfinished series became so complicated that the individual characters’ stories were split between two books which only added to the confusion. No wonder he cannot finish. I would give these books 5 stars for the quality of the writing and the story but 1 star for the deception and disappointment of wasting my money on something that’s unfinished. Like the HBO series, the ending (or lack thereof) disappoints. Be prepared to be left hanging.
  • Disappointing

    5
    By Jh09090
    Downloaded this series and only the first 6 chapters of book one are showing.
  • Only the first book available?

    1
    By Siejdiehhxjshshs
    I paid $40 only for the first book to be the only one that shows up to read… what? Can anyone explain why this is?
  • Make sure u down load the the Version u want…ie audio for listening and book for reading

    5
    By bb13420
    With that being said the series is infinitely infatuating while being simultaneously stimulating and gripping to make you want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. George is an amazing writer I just hope he finishes asoif…all I’m saying ….so my answer is, Yes! get it! You’ll love it!!!

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