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by George R R Martin

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Title:Guerra dos Tronos: As Cronicas de Gelo e Fogo - Vo (Em Portugues do Brasil)
Authors:George R R Martin
Info:Leya (2010), Paperback
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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

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The current king of fantasy. ( )
  GSB68 | May 19, 2015 |
"The High Septon once told me that as we sin, so do we suffer. If that's true, Lord Eddard, tell me...why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?"

This was a book that I had wanted to read for a while but had been too intimidated to read it. Just the amount of characters had me wary about it (and that was before I knew about all the point of view changes). I really thought that it would be hard to follow along and to sort out who all the characters were. Luckily for me that was not the case when I actually sat down to read this.

My mind does feel a bit exhausted now that I've finished this book. It wasn't the characters that really sucked the energy from my brain but that fact that you really have to be committed to this book in order to get to the really awesome parts of the book. There will be something that happens that might just blow your mind but then the next few chapters could pale a bit in comparison to what previously happened. I am going into reading this book not having watched the tv adaptation (even though I do know some of the things that will happen in the series) so all of this is really new to me.

I was not really prepared for all the point of view changes in this book. While I did like reading from the point of view of most of the characters, there was one that I couldn't stand, Sansa. I just wanted to jump into the story and smack her. I just kept dreading having to read another chapter from her point-of-view. I did think it was a bit weird that we never get to read anything from Joffrey or Cersei's point of view. While I didn't like those characters I would have liked to have gotten to jump inside their minds.

Altogether I did enjoy this book. I grew to love some characters more than others (like Jon, Bran, Ned, and surprisingly Khal Drogo) and there was some great action to keep me pretty excited from time to time. I can't say that I was all that excited about all the magical stuff with Dany towards the end but it does look like her future will be weirdly interesting. I do intend and look forward to continuing on with this series but I think I'll give my mind a bit of a rest before I jump into the next one. ( )
  dpappas | May 16, 2015 |
Phew! Well, considering I don't usually read fantasy novels full of bearded men and gibberish names, that was better than I thought - and I actually finished, albeit three weeks later - but I don't think I'll be continuing with the saga. George R.R. Martin is a clever writer, and I love his characters - particularly Arya and Tyrion - only life is way, way too short with too many other books to read. Perhaps the boxset will tempt me to read on in the near future, but right now I would just like a badge which proclaims, 'I survived Book One!' ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | May 15, 2015 |
It took a while before I really figured out which of the characters in this book belongs to whom, which house supports which other house. When I could stop thinking about all that, the book became a lot more interesting.

The parts of the book I enjoyed the most are the chapters on Daenerys, the parts in which Robb goes to war and how that ends, the adventures of Jon Snow and his half sister Arya.
In addition, the fact that they have tamed scare wolves is still quite particular.

This book I liked so much, that I want to read the other books that have been published in this series to date as well. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | May 14, 2015 |
The rules are thrown out the window in “A Game of Thrones” as the book that started it all brings to life fantasy versions of numerous time periods with a real life flare plus a little magic. George R.R. Martin began with well-heeled clichés then either flipped on their heads or just bulldozed them as he explores the great tale of A Song of Ice and Fire.

After an intriguing setup with ice monster, Martin completely ignored the lands beyond the Wall and focuses on the political machinations far to the south in which fantasy clichés meet hard reality. The honorable hero (Eddard Stark), the first non-prologue character the readers encounter that must be the main protagonist (Bran Stark), and the dwarf who must be evil because he’s different (Tyrion Lannister) are just a few classic fantasy clichés that Martin completely obliterates with death, crippling, and turning out not to be an evil person at all. All three and many more I haven’t listed point-of-view characters are given enough chapters and time in the book to come out as real people facing real challenges and responding to them based on the personalities Martin establishes for them.

Political intrigue almost a generation after a successful rebellion put a new dynasty on the Iron Throne and how characters respond to that intrigue is the major focus of the book (and thus its title). The differences in Westerosi culture based on geography play a role throughout the book as do medieval gender roles. Through almost 700 pages of twists and turns that covers more than a year on two different continents, the reader not only has an easy grip not only the narrative of the book but also the world its set in. Each reader will soon have their favorite characters they’ll look forward to reading and want more of and also have their least favorite characters, which is also okay.

“A Game of Thrones” launches the reader into the world of Westeros (and Essos) and never lets them go. From political intrigue, to secrets from the past, to a real life feel to fantasy, and just a dash of magic (DRAGONS!) George R.R. Martin’s first book of his fantasy series has something for everyone. ( )
  mattries37315 | May 13, 2015 |
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And yet, I couldn't stop reading. And it wasn't with the kind of self-loathing desperation for closure that took me to the end of The Da Vinci Code. I read A Game Of Thrones with genuine pleasure. It may be a cartoon, but it's one that is brilliantly drawn. Archaic absurdity aside, Martin's writing is excellent. His dialogue is snappy and frequently funny. His descriptive prose is immediate and atmospheric, especially when it comes to building a sense of deliciously dark foreboding relating to a long winter that is about to engulf his fictional land.
The best about this is the way you can trust it to all fit together and make sense. If Martin mentions something without explaining it, it’ll be explained later, or anyway alluded to so that you can put it together yourself. It’s overflowing with detail and you can trust that all of the detail belongs and is necessary and interesting. The world and the story are completely immersive, with no jolts to jerk you out of your suspension of disbelief.
added by Shortride | editTor.com, Jo Walton (Sep 9, 2009)
This is a perfect book.

There's honestly nothing I can think of that could improve it in any way. This is a book that made me shout at it, that made me giggle and cry, that made me gasp, that made me tremble and hate and love. It's seamless; I'd say it's unputdownable, except that sometimes I found I desperately needed to put it down because I was overwhelmed with the wonder of it, only to pick it up again half an hour later.
added by Shortride | editSF Site, Amal El-Mohtar (Mar 15, 2007)

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"We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. "The wildlings are dead."
"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends", Ser Jorah told her. "It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace." He gave a shrug. "They never are."
Bran thought about it. "Can a man still be brave if he's afraid? "That is the only time a man can be brave," his father told him.
The blood of the First Men still flows in the veins of the Starks, and we hold to the belief that the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
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Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
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Long suffering Starks,
betrayal is always near,
beware Lannisters.


Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553573403, Mass Market Paperback)

Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient--they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent--they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong--these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile--they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called "well above the norms of the genre."

Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.

There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero

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A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." The cold is returning to Winterfell, where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime. A time of conflict has arisen in the Stark family, as they are pulled from the safety of their home into a whirlpool of tradedy, betrayal, assassination plots and counterplots. Each decision and action carries with it the potential for conflict as several prominent families, comprised of lords, ladies, soldiers, sorcerers, assassins and bastards, are pulled together in the most deadly game of all, the game of thrones.… (more)

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