|Plot Summary of A Game of Thrones|
|"The King's right hand man is murdered. Now he wants Lord Eddard Stark to come to court as his new "Hand", but if Stark isn't careful, he'll end up like the last "hand". This is just one of many exciting story lines all intertwined in this breath-takingly outstanding novel. -Possibly the best I've ever read! One set back... This will be a 6 book series (good), but he's only completed two so far. (slight Jordanitus, as these are huge)"
Dan Dean, Resident Scholar
|" In George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones", he weaves a compelling novel of intrigue and mystery, war and survival. The Starks of Winterfell are torn apart through circumstance and chance. Eddard Stark has agreed to become the Hand of the King, and taken his two daughters to the distant south with him. Jon Snow, Lord Stark's bastard son, has traveled to the wall far to the north to defend the lands against invasion. Catelyn Stark, Eddard's wife, has rushed to his aide, while her sons remain alone in their noble home of Winterfell.
But forces work against all of them. Intrigue threatens to take down the king, and leave the kingdom in the hands of his eldest son and his power hungry wife. Bitter rivalry breaks out amongst kingdoms and amongst advocates for the throne. Eddard Stark finds himself alone among people he can no longer trust, fighting for his life and the lives of his family.
Martin's book is spectacular. From the moment it begins to the moment it ends, he captures his reader and refuses to let them go. "
Pamela Piarowski, Resident Scholar
|"Westeros is ruled by a drunken king, Robert, who is surrounded by treachery. He sends for his old friend, Ned Stark, to come be his new second in command, or Hand. When Ned arrives he investigates the mysterious death of the previous Hand, and becomes involved in the Game of Thrones.
Ned's bastard son leaves for the Wall to protect the realm from the Others in the North. As he finally finds a place were he is accepted, he becomes assistant to the Commander of the Watch.
In South, Daenerys Targaeryn and her brother, Vaerys, plot to regain the throne taken from them by Robert Baratheon. Daenerys marriess Khal Drogo, to gain the strength of his clan and sail back to claim their kingdom.
schizohobbit, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Game of Thrones|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of touching personal anatomy
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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