The Resource A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin

A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin

Label
A game of thrones
Title
A game of thrones
Statement of responsibility
George R.R. Martin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Book designer
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest
  • "Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of throne"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Summary
The aristocratic Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
043038
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, George R. R
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3563.A7239
LC item number
G36 1996
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sinclair, James
  • Norey, Virginia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A song of ice and fire
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Kings and rulers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Betrayal
  • Dragons
  • Dragons
  • Betrayal
  • Dragons
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Kings and rulers
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
Label
A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin
Link
http://www.georgerrmartin.com
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Copyright © 1996 by George R.R. Martin. Endpaper maps by James Sinclair. Book design by James Sinclair. Heraldic crests by Virginia Norey"--Title page verso
  • Includes two maps covering the territory of A game of thrones on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the 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. Worse, 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, and the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond
Control code
ocm33360758
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
694 pages
Isbn
9780006479888
Lccn
95043936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33360758
Label
A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin
Link
http://www.georgerrmartin.com
Publication
Note
  • "Copyright © 1996 by George R.R. Martin. Endpaper maps by James Sinclair. Book design by James Sinclair. Heraldic crests by Virginia Norey"--Title page verso
  • Includes two maps covering the territory of A game of thrones on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the 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. Worse, 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, and the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond
Control code
ocm33360758
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
694 pages
Isbn
9780006479888
Lccn
95043936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33360758

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