As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must . . . and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split, and there is treachery at court. Worst, a vengeance-mad boy has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities beyond the sea. Heir of the mad Dragon King deposed by Robert, he claims the Iron Throne.
The first instalment in George RR Martin's
epic and expertly crafted fantasy series
Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire will
have you hooked from the first chapter. Prepare
yourself for a graphic and exciting tale of
power, royalty, battle and betrayal. - Maisie (QBD)
You loved the show, now dive deeper into the world of Westeros. Martin is the puppet master of fantasy writers, there are many string holding up your heart, and reading GoT will pull on every one. Apart from being a television phenomenon, Martin's series is (in my opinion) a great introduction to the fantasy genre, it is accessible and relatable in a way that I find a lot of fantasy is not. - Joshua (QBD)