A Song of Ice and Fire: The Game of Thrones Boxed Set (Books 1-4) A Game of Thrones/A Clash of Kings/A Storm of Swords/A Feast for Crows (Paperback)
|Author: George R. R. Martin|
|A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. |
George R. R. Martin''s A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin--dubbed the "American Tolkien" by "Time" magazine--has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries "Game of Thrones."
This boxed set includes the following novels:
A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
A STORM OF SWORDS
A FEAST FOR CROWS
Customer Reviews of A Song of Ice and Fire: The Game of Thrones Boxed Set (Books 1-4)
This writer has a unique writing style, but once you get used to it, his plot is very engaging and entertaining. This is one of the best Epic Fantasy stories written today. Easily on par with other great authors like Robert Jordan, Anne McCaffrey, or David Eddings. The author does a great job blending myths, tale and fiction with real life facts of what life might have been like back in the middle ages of kings, knights, and peasants. very well written.
Great Set highly reccomend!!9/27/2013
As always this author is the mastermind behind the wonderfull series on hbo. While the new season is some time away i can still catch up on all my favorite characters during the offseason. Good Buy!!!
Haven't read books, purchased them as a gift. Hbo series is great, heard the books delve into the intricacies more so than the show.
Gotta have the books if you're a fan of the HBO series
Watching the HBO series and purchased these to kill the hours when flying. Looking forward to reading these.
I am thoroughly enjoying these books!
If you're a Game of Thrones fan, these are a must read
fast shipping and good packaging
This was a gift for my daughter, she told me the set was nicely put together, an couldn't wait to start reading them
Great stories and a good deal for books 1-4
books new in original packaging as describedd
I like the books. Great story. Decent pace although it slows down at times. Story is told with each chapter focusing on different character (~10 throughout). Jumping around is a bit frustrating when you want to know what happened next. But just adds to the suspense and keeps you reading. Great book overall. Highly recommended.
Game of Thrones4/18/2013
Great communication, the item arrived before it was supposed to be here. Packaging was great, the item was in perfect condition when I received it!
Can't wait to read the entire series!4/12/2013
Big fan of the HBO Series! Reading along with the shows. Can't wait to read the rest.
great summer read!4/10/2013
I love the show and saw that the box set was on sale and purchased it! This really enhances your experience of watching the show as well. often times word for word they act out the scene.
Game of Thrones4/8/2013
Can't wait to begin reading this series that Game of Thrones is based on.
GOT is the best2/25/2013
Fantastic imagination of G Martin takes you away to the seven kingdoms
OK, so I just got the books & I'm supposed to review them? Well, let's see... They're in brand new condition. Wish they were a bit bigger, but I have good reading glasses. The mini series was good so I'm assuming the books will be better. They usually are.
Watched Season 1 and 2 already, and wanted to sew up the gaps in the story by reading the books. HBO did a very good job closely following the books, although not 100%, I can't put it down!
Even better than the HBO series8/14/2012
Paperback boxed set (volumes 1-4) is nicely packaged and a great value.
Good story and plot but Martin has brought in so many sub-characters it's hard to keep track of who's who. About 1/8th of each book is a rundown of what houses people belong to. Storylines bounce around between about a dozen main characters.
a good purchase7/3/2012
The books were smaller than I expected them to be, and the size of the books is deceptive because, in order to maintain similar size, the books have different font size, and they are in the wrong order. However, these complaints are tiny incests on the Jet-pack equipped Lion that is this purchase. If you have wanted to get into the series, this is probably the best way.
Crown of Thrones Books6/28/2012
Very nice book set.
Treebearbooks surpass my expectations; definitely recommend purchasing any literature from Treebearbooks, fair price.
I started reading Book 1 and I am hooked. This series is so creative and interesting and goes great with the HBO series.
How much better are the books?6/18/2012
Just broke into the 1st book. It will be better that the series.
Books for my deployed son in law6/14/2012
My son in law in into this genre so I wanted to get him some books to read while he is deployed. I cannot review what I haven't read but I have heard they were good. LOL
Physical Book Review6/14/2012
The books are for a gift so my only comment is that they appear just as pictured. I have no comment on the content.
Not my normal reading, but I can't put it down6/14/2012
I got hooked on the HBO series and decided to give the books a go. It's so fun that I'm starting to think that I've been missing out on a section of the bookstore I previously thought was reserved for those who made cardboard swords and recreated battles in the park (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Inspired by HBO Series to Read6/11/2012
An avid reader, I enjoyed 1st season on HBO so much was inspired to read the series for more details and am not sorry for the purchase. I was tired of being on the library waiting list and decided to purchase when I saw the price--also going on extended vacation and needed a big book to pack. So far it appears that the series is very true to the original manuscript and I am enjoying the extra details that cannot be conveyed in a one hour program.
Excellent book in 4 parts loved it
Great value for little price6/10/2012
If you like this genre as I do, you will thoroughly enjoy it. G.R.R. Martin wrote each character, scene, place, setting with great detail and displayed his mastery with the language of that time. The story is full of intrigue and conflict. The heros fight against evil from several fronts, against evil doers in the south and north, then also there is the great terrible winter. The tale moves fast and is easy to read. And as far as its worthiness to read with the HBO series under way, I think it's better in the sense of how a book is nearly always better than the movie, which is saying a lot, since the HBO production is so well done. To those who find it hard to keep up with all the charactors names and roles, as well as the many different places they travel throughout the book, I will recomend the HBO Game of Thrones website that makes it easy to keep it all together in your mind.
This is by far one of the best book series I have ever read. It is an easy and intriguing read that is full of intriguing plot twists. It is an amazing epic that is by far one of the best fantasy series that has ever been written. I highly recommend this product.
I bought these books as a gift for a friend as we are both hooked on the show Game of Thrones. I know he will love them.
What a story!!5/7/2012
The scope, setting, intrigue, and characters are all huge, and intense. The writing is extremely accessible, and I'm finding it easy to keep track of all the players, which I'm not always able to do. I can't forget the story. Although I'm only about 2/3 through the first book, the story is riveting, and I am finding it difficult to do anything other than read this saga.
High quality paperbacks. Exactly as described. Very nice
These books which are set in a medieval kingdom reach out and grab your attention and insist on being read
Maybe the first book I've ever enjoyed reading.5/2/2012
While I haven't yet finished book 1, this is the first book I've every truly enjoyed reading in my 26 years. The character development in the book (and the series based off of it) is second to none. Also, the boxed set arrived in great condition.
I quickly got exactly what I wanted. Thank you.4/30/2012
I quickly got exactly what I wanted. Thank you.
Game of Thrones4/30/2012
I read the first book, ordered the DVDs of the first season and am now reading the 2nd book, Clash of Kings. I can't put the books down. I really like them.
These stories are great, best set of books.
Similar style to Tolkien4/23/2012
Must be something with the R.R. middle initials. Good story , Extremely detailed third person omniscient narration takes some getting used to , but like Tolkien it grows on you to where you no longer notice it.
YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BIASED OPINIONS AND DIFFERENT TRUTHS: GRRM has set this up where each chapter has the title of one character and the whole chapter is through their viewpoint. Interesting tidbit is that you get their perception of events or truths. But, if you pay attention, someone else will mention a different angle of truth in the story that we rarely see in other novels. Lastly and most importantly, GRRM doesn't try to tell us which person is right in their perception. He purposelly leaves it vague so that we are kept guessing.
This is a great book, and I've eaten up the series and have been on tenterhooks for George RR to get his finger out and publish A Dance with Dragons for YEARS now. (And the tv series!! Be still my beating heart!!!) But I have to comment on the extremely bad editing of the Kindle edition of A Game of Thrones.
The show made me want to read the books. It was a great read
Best read since lord of the rings.4/19/2012
one of the best stories ever. The series reminds one of a cloak and dagger , of course - even to the format of the author's name. However, it isnt Lord of the Rings (. The characters are developed in shades of gray - an interesting change from the stark good/bad of so much fantasy literature. Only negative -get to dark at some points for my comfort.
These are just excellent; highly recommend.
Haven't read them yet.2/27/2012
One of the Best Fantasy Series Ever1/11/2012
I would easily classify the Song of Fire and Ice series up there with the J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. This is well written in a very imaginative universe. There is not much magic in the beginning, it’s mainly politics and maneuvering amongst the various factions. The sheer magnitude of the story line will blow you away. I really love this and can’t wait for the next couple books to come out.
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