A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345529065
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Fiction

The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

George R R Martin s A Game of Thrones 5 Book Boxed Set Song of Ice and Fire Series

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345535535
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Fiction

For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine—international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now this bundle collects the entire monumental cycle in the most convenient format available: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times 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. “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times

Die Welt von Game of Thrones

Author: Markus May
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839437001
Release Date: 2016-10
Genre: Social Science

George R.R. Martins »A Song of Ice and Fire« / »Game of Thrones« fasziniert ein Massenpublikum ebenso wie die Kritiker in den gehobenen Feuilletons. Die interdisziplinären Beiträge des Bandes spüren der Popularität von Martins komplexer »secondary world« in ihren medialen Ausprägungen als Buch, Film und Computerspiel nach. Dabei schafft die methodische Vielseitigkeit der Beiträge (aus Literatur-, Geschichts-, Politik-, Film-, Religions-, Musikwissenschaft, Mediävistik und Game Studies) neue Perspektiven auf zahlreiche inhaltliche wie poetologische Aspekte der »Welt von Eis und Feuer« - von der Rolle von Religion und Sexualität über die Dynamik von Herrschaft und Gewalt bis zur Funktion von Rätseln und Prophezeiungen.

Lost in Time Space

Author: Christine Piepiorka
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783743930377
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre: Science

Fernsehserien, Second-Screens, Bücher, Comics, Spiele... transmediale Universen! Indem Fernsehserien in der heutigen Zeit über die Grenzen ihres Ursprungsmediums hinaus im Internet, in Büchern, Comics, Spielen (weiter-)erzählt werden können, avancieren sie zu transmedialen Gesamtkonzepten, wodurch sich feststellen lässt, dass serielle Narrationen sich nicht mehr nur temporal, sondern auch spatial entfalten. Einher mit dieser Prämisse gehen Fragen, wie sich Fernsehserie über die Mediengrenzen hinweg verräumlichen und ob sowie in welcher Form sich die Zeitlichkeit verändert. In dieser medienwissenschaftlichen Abhandlung wird die Prozesshaftigkeit ihrer Entstehung, welche einhergeht mit der immanenten Serialität, anhand von den US-amerikanischen Serienproduktionen BREAKING BAD, GAME OF THRONES und THE WALKING DEAD untersucht, indem die Fragen nach der Betrachtungsmöglichkeit ihrer Inhalte als auch ihrer Begrifflichkeiten in einem spatiotemporalen Kontext gestellt werden. Entsteht eine eigene Kategorie zeitlich-räumlicher Prozessualität von Serien? Welche Implikationen lassen sich auf das Konzept der Serialität feststellen, auf die Diffusion oder Performation des Fernsehens selbst? Und nicht zuletzt muss und wird die Frage gestellt werden, wie sich dies auf die Kategorie Zuschauer auswirkt.

A Game of Thrones The Story Continues Books 1 5 A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords A Feast for Crows A Dance with Dragons A Song of Ice and Fire

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007482931
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Fiction

HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

A Storm of Swords

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 055389787X
Release Date: 2003-03-04
Genre: Fiction

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A STORM OF SWORDS Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . . From the Paperback edition.

A Dance with Dragons

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553905656
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Fiction

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times From the Paperback edition.

A Clash of Kings

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553897853
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Fiction

THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK TWO In this thrilling sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced. A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553900323
Release Date: 2005-11-08
Genre: Fiction

THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors. From the Hardcover edition.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones

Author: Helen Young
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 9781621967477
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

rom advertisements to amusement parks, themed restaurants, and Renaissance fairs twenty-first century popular culture is strewn with reimaginings of the Middle Ages. They are nowhere more prevalent, however, than in the films, television series, books, and video games of speculative genres: fantasy and science fiction. Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies and George R. R. Martin's multimedia Game of Thrones franchise are just two of the most widely known and successful fantasy conglomerates of recent decades. Medievalism has often been understood as a defining feature of fantasy, and as the antithesis of science fiction, but such constructs vastly underestimate the complexities of both genres and their interactions. "Medieval" has multiple meanings in fantasy and science fiction, which shift with genre convention, and which bring about their own changes as authors and audiences engage with what has gone before in the recent and deeper pasts. Earlier volumes have examined some of the ways in which contemporary popular culture re-imagines the Middle Ages, offering broad overviews, but none considers fantasy, science fiction, or the two together. The focused approach of this collection provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book acknowledges that medievalist creative texts and practices do not occur in a vacuum, but are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages.

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553897845
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Fiction

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere. A GAME OF THRONES A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE 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 forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself. Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells 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; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.

Westeros

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 9783641155148
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Fiction

Um eine fantastische Welt lebendig erscheinen zu lassen, benötigt sie eine Vergangenheit. Daher erschuf Bestsellerautor George R.R. Martin den fiktiven Kontinent Westeros, auf dem sein Meisterwerk Das Lied von Eis und Feuer / Game of Thrones spielt, in jahrelanger Detailarbeit. Dieser prachtvoll ausgestattete Bildband präsentiert erstmals die Geschichte von Westeros – beginnend in der Zeit, in der die ersten Menschen den Kontinent betraten, über die Ankunft von Aegon dem Eroberer und seinen Drachen bis zu Robert Baratheons Rebellion gegen den wahnsinnigen König Aerys II. Targaryen. Damit ist WESTEROS – Die Welt von Eis und Feuer der wahre Prolog der erfolgreichsten Fantasyserie unserer Zeit.

Die Musik der Stille

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608107722
Release Date: 2015-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Sie heißt Auri und ihr Dasein ist voller Geheimnisse. Kvothes sonderbare Freundin vermag anders als alle anderen wahrzunehmen, was unter der Oberfläche der Dinge liegt. Sie weiß von verborgenen Namen und schleichenden Gefahren ... Das Buch ist nicht der dritte Band der Königsmörder-Chronik, aber es fügt der Welt der Königsmörder-Chronik eine ganz eigene, faszinierende Geschichte hinzu. Die Universität von Imre ist weithin bekannt für ihre Gelehrsamkeit. Die besten Köpfe zieht sie an, die Rätsel der Wissenschaft, des Handwerks und der Alchemie zu entschlüsseln. Aber tief unter dem lebendigen Treiben in ihren Hallen erstreckt sich ein Netz verlassener Räume und alter Gänge. Im Herzen dieses höhlenartigen Labyrinths lebt das Mädchen Auri. Das »Unterding« ist ihr Zuhause. Die kalte, trügerische Rationalität der Menschen, die über ihr leben, hat sie hinter sich gelassen und sie dringt tief in das Geheimnis der Dinge ein. Eine Geschichte voll betörender Bilder und magischer Spuren, wie sie nur Patrick Rothfuss erzählen kann. »Die Musik der Stille« fügt der Welt der Königsmörder-Chronik eine ganz eigene, faszinierende Geschichte hinzu.