A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2016-09-28
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,145 Ratings


Available only on Apple Books, 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.


  • Beware of Issues

    By Lind. L Tailor
    Of course I rate the book itself a 5/5, as game of thrones is truly an entirely different world that obviously took years to build, but this I book version, while plentiful in features, has issues. The main issue I run into is a split in the pages. I'll turn a page and suddenly there's a gap in the middle, with half a page on the left and half on the right. This happens far more frequently than it should, and the only way to solve it is to quit out of the book and reopen it. This glitch is the main problem, but like I said, it happens almost every time I have a reading session. Other than the glitch, the index is great, the fun facts are interesting, and the pictures are gorgeous. Beware the bug, however.
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  • Awesome

    By davemanhall
    Great book.
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  • Incredible

    By Bohiha
    Breathtakingly exciting and colorful
  • Great Book

    By Bookreader2018
    Well written.
  • Made a beloved book even better

    By heeraaa
    I love these enhanced editions so much! I love the ASOIAF series and when I saw the enhanced editions I HAD to have them. I love the art, the notes and explanations, maps and everything. It might take longer to read if you pause to look at everything, but it's such an amazing experience that I think is worth the effort, even if you have read the series before.
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  • A Perfect Book, The Definitive Edition

    By Mburesh30
    Great story, great new format ebook. Martin’s first book is a little different from the later books (AFFC/ADWD) in Ice and Fire. Despite the page count, this book is a fairly quick read and a great story. The story moves quicker, and it’s the plot that carries this book. The later books slow down the plot, but add atmosphere and characters, allowing mood to carry those books towards more thematic, almost philosophical writing. Some will enjoy books 4&5 more for their complexity and feeling of melancholy, but A Game of Thrones is the “simplest” story in this series. It begins with a few chapters serving as the introduction to the characters. Then the plot begins with the initial conflict. A traditional three act story follows, culminating in an ending that sets ups the next entry in the series. Also this new enhanced ebook format is the perfect format for a new reader. It has lots of information via an appendix, a glossary, and maps. It explains the characters and the world and has lots of visuals. Even the occasional audio clip from the audio book.