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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. To the south, the king's powers are failing-his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself. Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game Of Thrones tells 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 the throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies he fate of the Starkes hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
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.
Assigning source
From dust jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
043038
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, George R. R.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A song of ice and fire
Series volume
bk. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kings and rulers
  • Imaginary wars and battles
Target audience
adult
Label
A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Control code
20392669
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
694 pages
Isbn
9780553103540
Lccn
95043936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn33360758
  • (OCoLC)33360758
Label
A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin
Publication
Note
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
Control code
20392669
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
694 pages
Isbn
9780553103540
Lccn
95043936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn33360758
  • (OCoLC)33360758

Library Locations

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      128 S. 3rd St., Decatur, IN, 46733, US
      40.829571 -84.925321
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