A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
9 out of 10 based on 1000 ratings. 400 user reviews.

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 1997-08-04
  • Genre: Épopée
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 65 Ratings

Description

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter 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.

Reviews

  • Impressionnant

    5
    By GnRlt
    Le début d'une sage épique, impressionnant de par sa densité, son sens du détail et sa trame. Ayant regardé la série TV de HBO avant de commencer la lecture, j'ai particulièrement apprécié le respect de la série, tant au regard de l'ambiance qui se dégage de l'histoire que de l'histoire elle-même, très bien retranscrite. Il est aussi génial de découvrir les personnages en connaissance à l'avance leurs véritables aspirations. Je vous conseille la lecture de la saga directement en anglais, la traduction française (des dix premiers tomes français en tout cas, ce qui correspond aux trois premiers tomes américains) ayant été rédigé dans un style médiéval très lourd alors que l'écriture originale est plus simple et plus facile à comprendre. Ne commencez votre lecture que si vous avez un peu de temps, vous en avez pour de nombreuses heures ! Reading is coming.