A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2016-09-28
  • Genre: Epic
4 Score: 4 (From 169 Ratings)

Description

Available only on iBooks, this enhanced edition is an amazing way to explore the rich world of George R. R. Martin’s series. Stay on top of the epic story lines with annotations, glossaries, and family trees. Follow each main character’s journey with interactive maps. Explore the symbolism of every house’s sigil. In addition to hundreds of enhancements, you’ll find an excerpt of The Winds of Winter, the hugely anticipated sixth book in Martin’s series.

With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series.

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 his 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 counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Reviews

  • Great book but problematic edition

    4
    By Shananatwo
    The story itself is fantastic and I'm reading through it for the second time. However, the enhanced edition keeps losing my place each time I exit the app, placing me at one specific location each time and never giving an option to return to my true location.
  • Excelently written and great presentation

    5
    By booksG01
    This is an Excelently written story by George Martin and a great presentation this story using book with enchanting content. Thanks!
  • Great

    5
    By alright
    I love this version of the book. The maps and detailed information you get from clicking links within the book are informative and will help a first time reader grasp all the different characters.
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    5
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  • Won't download

    1
    By Talonsym
    Disappointed because I have been trying to download for a week, but it just shows the circular download in progress icon, with no progress. Phone is up to date and iBooks is latest version. Please fix this book, as I have wasted my money.
  • Love the Novel but enhancements?

    3
    By HarperKnits
    I've found I've stopped clicking the links because so many of them just provide the same information you just read and therefore disrupt my reading flow for no purpose. I understand wanting to cross-reference everything but if someone is only mentioned once do we really need a link on the page where they are mentioned? And I don't find the illustrations great - a character's apppearance will be described in the text and then you see an illustration that doesn't follow the description. And I'm not interested in editorial comments about "anachronisms" that aren't really anachronisms - it's fantasy for goodness sake, I expect fantasy to have an internal logic not follow the when what where of actual medieval times. Sometimes I find the links helpful but over all I haven't found they enhance my reading experience. I won't be purchasing the other enhanced volumes. I hate giving this three stars because I love the novel itself but the enhanced edition doesn't deserve more.
  • Taking forever to download!

    1
    By PRCJ Itunes
    I started to download this before a flight to Ireland. After waiting an hour on a fast LTE network with full bars I had to get on my flight. After arriving in Ireland and another hour on a very fast network (no problem doing other stuff, vids, pics etc) I'm still waiting and it's only half way there. Come on people, sort your server out, this is pathetic, especially for such a popular book. I'll update my review for the book if ever finally downloads. I'm very disappointed, I was really looking forward to a good read on a long flight :(
  • Won't download!

    1
    By rugersblu
    The message said it was in a format that IBooks doesn't support? What? I bought it from IBooks....I want a refund please.
  • No good

    1
    By Darknght7
    Cannot view content. Did i just waste my money?
  • Enhanced edition on iMac

    1
    By Schopenpower
    Unfortunately this edition doesn’t allow you to change the backgroud color when reading on the iMac. Unless white is your preferred background color (mine is Sepia as it’s easier on my eyes), you’ll be disappointed. An “enhanced” edition should have such a basic feature. You can change the backgroud color when reading on the iPad. I notified Apple; they said the publisher has to change the formatting, so I hope they see this.

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