A Game of Thrones is the first installment in A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R.R. Martin. This international bestselling epic fantasy series has been running for 17 years now since a game of thrones audiobook was published on August 6, 1996. A year later, it was nominated for the Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award, and has also received the Locus Award. It earned the #1 spot in the New York Time’s bestseller list in July 2011, and is now currently an ongoing TV series by HBO. The show’s producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are working together with author George R.R. Martin. George R.R. Martin has also gained much popularity in the past decade for his work, earning a spot in Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
A Game of Thrones is known to explore various themes such as religion, politics, morality, sexuality, and violence, through the use of complex characters that give life to the narrative. The story takes place in a medieval-like, fantastical world filled with magic, dragons, and creatures of evil and enigma. It revolves around the conflicts among the noble families of Westeros. One of lords of these families, the mighty and honorable Ned Stark, seeks to pursue goodness and justice in the midst of chaos. To his dismay, his efforts uncover terrible secrets about the notorious House Lannister which begin to stir danger for him and his family. In the East of Westeros, Daenerys of House Targaryen slowly rises to power as she seeks to reclaim her family’s rightful place in King’s Landing. Meanwhile, in the midst of the powerful struggle amongst these families, a darkness stirs in the North and threatens the safety of everyone in Westeros.
A Game of Thrones can be purchased in bookstores and is available both as paperback and hardbound copies. It is also available as an ebook and other digital mediums such as the audiobook format. Experience the story through the beautful narration of British actor Roy Dotrice. The audiobook is readily available and can be easily purchased online. The following installments of the epic fantasy series, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords audiobook, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons, are also available as hard copies, ebooks, and audiobooks. As an ongoing series, the sixth and seventh installments namely, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, are still yet to be released.