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George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years.
Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.Seasons one and two of the HBO adaption of A Game of Thrones aired world-wide to critical acclaim.
The box set includes:
A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS
STEEL AND SNOW A STORM OF SWORDS
BLOOD AND GOLD A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
as loving the game of thrones tv series ... i thought i go for reading the books and not much of a reader the first book took me a week to read and already on to the second book and although not quite half way i am loving it ... i dont usually go for series but these ones are fantastic so far ..
Great to read
A Song of Ice and Fire - Game of Thrones
Great series - the books helps to make sense of the TV
Would by good to have a large map to get the places in context - the small maps in the books do not show enough detail
WR the reader
Byron Bsy NSW
Came on time, well packaged..
Best value if you're interested in reading GoT
I had originally purchased A Game of Thrones (book one) on its own, just to see if I enjoyed Martin's writing. I loved it and decided this was worth the investment. It's cheaper than buying the books individually (even if you bought one already) and comes in a neat box with a map of Westeros and surrounding countries.
Wanted to read these after seeing on TV what all thefuss was
Will keep me occupied for a very very long time, time and again!
Better than the TV show
A big fan of the TV show, so when I seen it was based on books I had to have it. :)
Great saga that just keeps you wanting more.
I kept reading and finished all 7 books in 6 weeks.
BEING TAKEN TO ANOTHER LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD AND TIME
FOUND THAT THIS WAS THE PERFECT GIFT TO A SPECIAL PERSON WHO LOVES THE SERIES IN BOOK AND ON FILM
A Game of Thrones - The Story Continues
'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best' Time Magazine
'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome' SFX
'The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads... Its ambition : to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.' Guardian
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.
ISBN: 9780007477159 ISBN-10: 0007477155 Series: Song of Ice and Fire Audience:
Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Number Of Pages: 5232 Published: 4th July 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 20.0
Weight (kg): 3.84