"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.Wow! I can't believe I took so long to finish reading this book!
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 counter-plots, 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 thrones."
Nevertheless, this was amazing! I absolutely love Martin's world! The Seven Kingdoms are absolutely spellbinding!
I absolutely love the Starks!!! My favourite Starks were Robb, Jon and Eddard! I didn't like Sansa's character that much, because of her very blindness, but I'm sensed a change coming near the ending, so I'm excited to see how she's gonna change! Throughout the story I was totally siding with the Starks, and at the same, found the other characters every interesting too!
Actually, everyone was interesting in this story! Every character has been given a profile and a history that is hard to ignore! Sure, the Lannisters were sort of the bad guys, but I loved them! That family is a whole load of badassery!
I was absolutely enthralled by the story from the very beginning and it was interesting throughout! Loved it!
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