A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Vol. 1) by George R.R. Martin
It’s not just an HBO series! A Game of Thrones is the first volume in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Fantasy saga. Don’t wait for the story to unfold over an entire season; gain instant gratification by reading a A Game of Thrones—your gateway into one of the most wildly popular and critically acclaimed works of Fantasy ever written.
The books center around the Starks of Winterfell, a family caught up in a whirlwind of murder and intrigue surrounding the untimely death of a king, and the vying claims for the vacant throne.
This is NOT typical sword and sorcery. Magic is scarce in this character-driven drama, set in a brutal medieval world with no sharp division between good and evil. Main characters are killed; children are murdered, and commit murder. Plots and counterplots abound, and the story unfolds like a giant chess game. It’s absorbing and unpredictable.