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A Game of Thrones

(1996)
(The first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lust and intrigues; to the vast frozen north, where a 700-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.

As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the 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 the game of thrones, you win or you die.

Genre: Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." - Robert Jordan

"Such a splendid tale and such a fantistorical! I read my eyes out." - Anne McCaffrey


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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-811540-0 / 978-0-00-811540-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones: The 20th Anniversary Illustrated Collector's Edition
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-399-17984-4 / 978-0-399-17984-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-822856-6 / 978-0-00-822856-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-820910-3 / 978-0-00-820910-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-80804-4 / 978-0-553-80804-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (The Graphic Novels Volume 1-4)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-795030-6 / 978-0-00-795030-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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March 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-749157-3 / 978-0-00-749157-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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November 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Hardback reissue) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-745948-3 / 978-0-00-745948-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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July 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-744142-8 / 978-0-00-744142-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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March 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Game Of Thrones [Mass market hardcover edition] (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-606-23843-3 / 978-0-606-23843-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-307-29209-6 / 978-0-307-29209-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books, NY
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June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin, Jeffrey Jones
ISBN: 1-892065-29-0 / 978-1-892065-29-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub (P)
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June 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: A Game of Thrones Display Copy
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-892065-30-4 / 978-1-892065-30-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub (P)
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August 1997 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-61383-277-X / 978-1-61383-277-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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August 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-10354-7 / 978-0-553-10354-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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August 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-224584-1 / 978-0-00-224584-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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August 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Game of Thrones: Book 1 of a Song of Ice and Fire
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-224657-0 / 978-0-00-224657-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Game of Thrones 1ST Edition
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-127-51258-7 / 978-1-127-51258-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BANTAM DOUBLEDAY @ DELL
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Game of Thrones Book Two (Game Of Thrones Summary) (Volume 2)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-5152-8554-5 / 978-1-5152-8554-0
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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1823 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-754823-0 / 978-0-00-754823-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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October 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-345-53552-9 / 978-0-345-53552-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-752598-2 / 978-0-00-752598-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-345-54056-5 / 978-0-345-54056-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm)
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Reissue) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-744803-1 / 978-0-00-744803-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Song of Ice and Fire (1) - A Game of Thrones
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-742854-5 / 978-0-00-742854-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-38679-4 / 978-0-553-38679-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-59371-4 / 978-0-553-59371-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-58848-6 / 978-0-553-58848-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-58849-4 / 978-0-553-58849-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2003 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-647988-X / 978-0-00-647988-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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May 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-38168-7 / 978-0-553-38168-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-57340-3 / 978-0-553-57340-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1): Book One of "A Song of Ice and Fire": Preview Edition
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-648275-9 / 978-0-00-648275-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Voyager
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones: Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones: Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-00-813541-X / 978-0-00-813541-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Part One): Bk. 1, Pt. 1 (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-85735-596-1 / 978-0-85735-596-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Part Two): Bk. 1, Pt. 2 (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-85735-643-7 / 978-0-85735-643-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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March 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Song of Ice and Fire Audiobook Bundle: A Game of Thrones (HBO Tie-In), a Clash of Kings (HBO Tie-In), a Storm of Swords a Feast for Crows, and a Dance
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-7393-5296-2 / 978-0-7393-5296-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Part Two): Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones (Part Two): Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-307-91309-0 / 978-0-307-91309-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Song of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-4159-0150-3 / 978-1-4159-0150-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing
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January 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-7393-0868-8 / 978-0-7393-0868-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Game of Thrones
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-7366-9593-1 / 978-0-7366-9593-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Game of Thrones
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-52872-6 / 978-0-553-52872-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones Enhanced Edition (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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January 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Bantam
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