/ Lead title Continuing the most ambitious and imaginative epic fantasy since 'The Lord of the Rings'. / The hardback edition shot straight into the Sunday Times top ten. / Shot to #1 in the New York Times chart. / A huge event in the fantasy world: we receive more enquiries about this author than any other. / Martin is the new Tolkien: the biggest and best fantasy epic writer of the new millennium. / Competition: JRR Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind
George R.R. Martin is the author of nine novels, several collections of short stories and numerous screenplays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
'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.' Guardian 'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best!tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting.' Time Magazine 'Truly epic!with its magnificent action-filled climax, it provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites.' Publishers Weekly 'I always expect the best from George R.R. Martin and he always delivers. A Game of Thrones grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant.' Robert Jordan 'George R.R. Martin is one of our very best writers, and this is one of his very best books.' Raymond E. Feist 'Colossal, staggering ! Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ! The writing is always powerful.' SFX 'Such a splendid tale. I read my eyes out -- I couldn't stop till I'd finished and it was dawn' Anne McCaffrey 'A Game of Thrones offers the rich tapestry that the very best fantasy demands: iron and steel within the silk, grandeur within the wonder, and charactrs torn between deep love and loyalty. Few created worlds are as imaginative and diverse.' Janny Wurts 'George Martin is assuredly a new master craftsman in the guild of heroic fantasy.' Katharine Kerr