George R. R. Martin

George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as George R. R. Martin, is an American novelist and short story writer, best known for his series of epic fantasy novels, 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' which was adapted into the HBO series 'Game of Thrones.'


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  1. 1. A Game of Thrones

    This epic fantasy novel is set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where 'summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime'. The story follows three main plot lines: the Stark family's struggle to control the North; the exiled Targaryen siblings' attempt to regain the throne; and the Night's Watch's fight against the supernatural beings beyond the Wall. As these stories intertwine, a game of power, politics, and survival unfolds, where you either win or you die.

    The 636th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. A Storm Of Swords

    In this epic fantasy novel, the third installment of a series, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are engulfed in a brutal civil war with multiple factions vying for the Iron Throne. As treachery and magic intertwine, characters navigate complex political intrigues and battle for survival amidst a landscape where seasons can last for years. The narrative weaves together the fates of noble families, with key figures facing betrayals, forming alliances, and confronting supernatural threats. The book is renowned for its unexpected plot twists, including shocking deaths and strategic marriages, all leading to a climax that reshapes the power dynamics of the realm.

    The 2649th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. A Clash Of Kings

    In the sequel to the epic fantasy saga, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are plunged deeper into chaos and war. As the late king's heirs and self-proclaimed successors vie for the Iron Throne, a myriad of conflicts and alliances emerge. The novel follows the multiple perspectives of noble families and their members, each entangled in the deadly game of power, loyalty, and betrayal. Amidst the turmoil, supernatural threats loom as an ancient darkness reawakens in the far north, and across the sea, the last scion of a deposed dynasty seeks to reclaim her birthright with the help of fire-breathing dragons. The story weaves together political intrigue, battles, and dark magic in a richly detailed world where seasons last for years and the struggle for control could lead to the realm's salvation or its ultimate doom.

    The 4338th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. A Feast For Crows

    In this installment of the fantasy series, the realm is reeling from the aftermath of a devastating war. Power vacuums have left chaos in their wake as various factions vie for control. The narrative shifts between multiple perspectives, following characters who navigate the treacherous political landscape, seeking to claim or consolidate power. The book delves into the intricacies of rule, the cost of authority, and the fragility of peace, painting a picture of a fractured kingdom where alliances are as fleeting as shadows and where the crows feast on the casualties of human ambition and strife.

    The 5233rd Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. A Dance With Dragons

    In the fifth installment of the epic fantasy series, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance as various contenders for the Iron Throne continue their complex, often violent, maneuvers. In the East, Daenerys Targaryen struggles to maintain control over the city of Meereen while dealing with the impending threat of the slave masters and her increasingly uncontrollable dragons. To the North, Jon Snow, the newly appointed Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, grapples with the complexities of leadership and the looming threat of the Others. Meanwhile, Tyrion Lannister's journey eastward is fraught with danger and unexpected alliances as he seeks redemption and purpose. The novel weaves together the intricate tales of these characters and more, all set against the backdrop of a world where the supernatural becomes increasingly present and the game of thrones grows ever more deadly.

    The 6074th Greatest Book of All Time