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Book Information: Game of Thrones, a

Game of Thrones, a (1996) [Novel]
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Series: Song of Ice and Fire, a
Part: 1


Summary (From the publisher):

In the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of 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.

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 sorcerors, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. 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 thrones.

Original title: A Game of Thrones
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasySecondary WorldsPolitical

Edition #1: A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones (2000)
Edition Details (IBList user synopsis):

Meisha Merlin released a special numbered edition of A Game of Thrones in 2000. This illustrated edition contained a special introduction by the author, as well as author and artists autographs and three color plates and 72 black-and-white plates by Jeff Jones. A run of 500, 448 were numbered, and 52 were lettered (A-ZZ). In addition, the lettered books contained an original sketch by the illustrator.

Language: English

Edition: Meisha Merlin Numbered editions
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Manifested in:

Game of Thrones (2011)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: HarperVoyager
ISBN: 9780007428540
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.8 x 2.1 in
Pages: 801

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A Game of Thrones (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Stone Mountain GA

ISBN: 1892065304
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 2 in
Pages: 730

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Edition #2: A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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A Game of Thrones (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York NY
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553588486
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 1.5 in
Pages: 864

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A Game of Thrones (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 000647988X
Pages: 704

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A Game of Thrones (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
ISBN: 0553573403
Pages: 835

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A Game of Thrones (1996)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York NY
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553103547
Pages: 694

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Game of Thrones, a (1996)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 0002245841
Pages: 672

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