HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s across the world bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the up to date age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. `So vivid that you’ll be able to be hooked within a couple of pages’ The Times Summers span decades., Winter can last a life-time. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the workplace of the Hand., His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he’ll, not what he will have to … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods don’t have any power in the south, Stark’s circle of relatives is split and there is treachery at court., Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.