George R.R. Martin is the author of fifteen novels and novellas, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, several collections of short stories, as well as screenplays for television and feature films. Dubbed 'the American Tolkien', George R.R. Martin has won numerous awards including the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an Executive Producer on HBO's Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones, which is based on his A Song of Ice and Fire series. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
'A Game of Thrones grabs hold and won't let go. It's
'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating
complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his
imaginary world... one of the greats of fantasy literature.'
'An extraordinarily rich novel... The book stands out from
similar work by virtue of its superbly developed characters,
accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness.'
'I read my eyes out. I couldn't stop until I'd finished and it
'Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the
sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy
writers away shaking their heads... Its ambition: to construct the
Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they
could eat the Borgias.'
'One of the all-time classic fantasy series, right up there with
The Belgariad and The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and, yes, with
The Lord of the Rings.'
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