In una terra fuori dal mondo, dove le estati e gli inverni possono durare intere generazioni, sta per esplodere un immane conflitto. Sul Trono di Spade, nel Sud caldo e opulento, siede Robert Baratheon. L'ha conquistato dopo una guerra sanguinosa, togliendolo all'ultimo, folle re della dinastia Targaryen, i signori dei draghi. Ma il suo potere è ora minacciato: all'estremo Nord, la Barriera - una muraglia eretta per difendere il regno da animali primordiali e, soprattutto, dagli Estranei - sembra vacillare. Si dice che gli Estranei siano scomparsi da secoli. Ma se è vero, chi sono allora quegli esseri con gli occhi così innaturalmente azzurri e gelidi, nascosti tra le ombre delle foreste, che rubano la vita, o il senno, a chi ha la mala sorte di incontrarli? La fine della lunga estate è vicina, l'inverno sta arrivando e non durerà poco: solo un nuovo prodigio potrà squarciare le tenebre. Intrighi e rivalità, guerre e omicidi, amori e tradimenti, presagi e magie si intrecciano nel primo volume della saga de "Le Cronache del Ghiaccio e del Fuoco". Edizione speciale: grazie alla collaborazione con HBO e i loro graphic designer, un nuovo progetto grafico che sorprenderà i collezionisti e gli amanti del genere.
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Ten years and five hundred comments later and men still think I care if they disagree with me. WARNING: If you enjoyed this book, even a little bit, you may not want to read this review. It will probably make you angry. Heaven knows that the book made me furious, and I intend to turn every bit of tha Leggi tutto
There are plenty of fantasy authors who claim to be doing something different with the genre. Ironically, they often write the most predictable books of all, as evidenced by Goodkind and Paolini . Though I'm not sure why they protest so much--predictability is hardly a death sentence in genre fantasy Leggi tutto
I really feel the necessity of a bit of personal backstory here, before I start the review. Back in 1996 when this book first came out, and I was about 14 or 16 years old, I saw the hardcover on a sale table for about $5 and couldn't resist a bargain (still can't, though I'm more cautious these days Leggi tutto
yup. nerds, now i am among you. this is going to be a review where i just prattle on and on about meee meee meee, because let's face it - there are a million reviews of this puppy out there so i don't have to worry about doing a disservice to the book. you'll either read the book or you won't. but you Leggi tutto
I rated this in 2010. In 2017 it's time I actually use my words. Here's my long overdue review of A Game of Thrones. I was looking at the current reviews. Here you have a book with a ridiculously high average rating, vast sales, and … the most liked reviews are three 1*s and an unrated comedy piece. Leggi tutto
Okay - I am SO incredibly late to this party but hey, I made it! And the hype was real! Winter is coming. Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark lives with his family in a world where the seasons are thrown completely off - summers last decades, and winters are equally long. His five children, plus his bastard
"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." 3 1/2 stars. So in one weekend I finally finished the book I picked up and put down about ten years ago, and watched the final episode of the TV series I have loved for eight years. How odd that the book ended up
First off, I'm a heavy duty fan of GRRM. I've read over a 100 different fantasy authors in my time. Took about 5 years off from the genre b/c I felt it was all getting too formulaic and cliched. So, when I came back to fantasy I read the usual: Goodkind, Jordan, etc. and then someone told me about G Leggi tutto
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog! GEORGE R.R. MARTIN,YOU FREAKING GENIUS! To be honest,I never thought I would read this,not because it is something I don't like(it is something I most like),but it is so huge.But now I thank the gods and the kings for making me read t Leggi tutto
(A-) 81% | Very Good Notes: A shocking story that breaks fantasy conventions, it's seven hundred pages of realpolitik and character development.
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