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A Song of Fire and Ice

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A Song of Fire and Ice

Top Fantasy Series, June 2012

George R.R. Martin has come along and shattered the fantasy mold, creating a medieval drama tinged with elements of fantasy but not full of the wizardry and more escapist fantasy tropes. Set in a gritty, grim world based on the historic War of the Roses, A Song of Ice and Fire is a brutal, in-your-face marvel. The cast of characters are engaging but none of them are cut from the standard hero and villain cloth -- everyone is a shade of grey -- and the political and family intrigues keep you turning pages in eager anticipation. The television adaptation is currently finding great success and receiving critical accolades, but nothing is quite as captivating as opening the volumes of this series.

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
by George R. R. Martin

  • Publication Date: March 22, 2011
  • Genres: Fantasy, Fiction
  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 0553386794
  • ISBN-13: 9780553386790