- Martin, George R. R. Song of ice and fire ;
Song of ice and fire.
- Fantasy fiction
Nueva York :
- 1. ed. Vintage Español
- Item Description
- Translation of: Game of thrones.
- Physical Description
- 795 p. : map ; 21 cm
- Main Author
The author of such sf classics as The Armageddon Rag (1983) marks the beginning of a new fantasy series about a world where the summer and winter seasons can span generations. Copyright 1998 Library Journal ReviewsReview by Publishers Weekly Reviews
PW gave a starred review to this first installation in a new epic fantasy series. (Sept.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly ReviewsReview by Publishers Weekly Reviews
In a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their army of the dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land. After more than a decade devoted primarily to TV and screen work, Martin (The Armageddon Rag, 1983) makes a triumphant return to high fantasy with this extraordinarily rich new novel, the first of a trilogy. Although conventional in form, the book stands out from similar work by Eddings, Brooks and others by virtue of its superbly developed characters, accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness. Although the romance of chivalry is central to the culture of the Seven Kingdoms, and tournaments, derring-do and handsome knights abound, these trappings merely give cover to dangerous men and women who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. When Lord Stark of Winterfell, an honest man, comes south to act as the King's chief councilor, no amount of heroism or good intentions can keep the realm under control. It is fascinating to watch Martin's characters mature and grow, particularly Stark's children, who stand at the center of the book. Martin's trophy case is already stuffed with major prizes, including Hugos, Nebulas, Locus Awards and a Bram Stoker. He's probably going to have to add another shelf, at least. Major ad/promo. (Aug.) Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information.
The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Con Juego de Tronos George R. R. Martin ha creado una obra maestra, ofreciendo todos los mejores aspectos del género. Misterio, intriga, romance y aventura llenan las páginas de este primer volumen de la monumental saga Canción de hielo y fuego, transportando al lector a un mundo como ningún otro. En el legendario mundo de los Siete Reinos, donde el verano puede durar décadas y el invierno toda una vida, y donde rastros de una magia primitiva surgen en los rincones más sombríos, la tierra del norte, Invernalia, está protegida por un colosal muro de hielo que detiene a fuerzas oscuras y sobrenaturales. En este majestuoso escenario, lord Stark y su familia se encuentran en el centro de un conflicto que desatará todas las pasiones: la traición y la lealtad, la compasión y la sed de venganza, el amor y el poder, la lujuria y el incesto, todo ello para ganar la más mortal de las batallas: el juego de tronos.Ya considerado un clásico moderno, la impresionante serie de Martin perdurará como uno de los grandes logros de la imaginación y de la literatura fantástica. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIRST SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE SERIES: BOOK 1Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.