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A Game of Thrones

By George R. R. Martin
  • ISBN Code: : 0553897845
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Fiction
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NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON 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.

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An essential guide to Games of Thrones seasons 1-5, profiling the noble houses of Westeros through their history, family tree, character profiles, photos, and much more. Game of Thrones: The Noble Houses of Westeros Seasons 1-5 serves as a guide to the key houses as their constant struggle for power persists and as the hierarchical structure of the kingdom evolves. The book is filled with essential information including each house's sigil, history, home, family tree, character profiles, and is fully illustrated with series photography throughout.

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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. . . .

Collection Editions: A Game of Thrones: An Inside Guide to the Hit Show

By Damien Buckland
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1326097911
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Collection Editions: A Game of Thrones delves deeper into the world of Westeros, the characters, and the story, allowing the reader to become almost a part of the tale itself. • THE LANDS OF WESTEROS • THE HISTORY OF WESTEROS • AGES • CHARACTER BIOS • THE GREAT HOUSES • INDEPENDENTS AND PEOPLES OF WESTEROS • THE STORIES BEHIND ‘THE BROTHERS WITHOUT BANNERS’, ‘THE KINGSGUARD’, AND DOZENS MORE • CUSTOMS & LAWS OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS • THE SMALL COUNCIL • FAITH OF WESTEROS • DETAILED GUIDES TO EVERY EPISODE • ACTOR BIOGRAPHIES • STORIES OF THE GREAT BATTLES • DIREWOLVES • WEAPONS OF WESTEROS • GREAT SWORDS • COSTUMES • MAPS AND LOCATIONS With more than 320 individual chapters and guides, Collection Editions: A Game of Thrones is by far the largest, most detailed, and comprehensive guide to the show yet, giving the reader unparralled access and information on every detail of the series. A must have for every fan of the show.

A Clash of Kings: The Illustrated Edition

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 1984821164
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : Fiction
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the second volume in George R.R. Martin magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords. 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 stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A CLASH OF KINGS A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, 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.

e-Pedia: Game of Thrones (season 6)

By Wikipedia Contributors
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  • Publisher : e-Pedia
  • Book Code : 8026855582
  • Total of Pages : 6107
  • Category : Reference
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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The sixth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on April 24, 2016, and concluded on June 26, 2016. It consists of ten episodes, each of approximately 50–60 minutes, largely of original content not found in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Some material is adapted from the upcoming sixth novel The Winds of Winter and the fourth and fifth novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. The series was adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. HBO ordered the season on April 8, 2014, together with the fifth season, which began filming in July 2015 primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Iceland and Canada. Each episode cost over $10 million. This book has been derived from Wikipedia: it contains the entire text of the title Wikipedia article + the entire text of all the 593 related (linked) Wikipedia articles to the title article. This book does not contain illustrations. e-Pedia (an imprint of e-artnow) charges for the convenience service of formatting these e-books for your eReader. We donate a part of our net income after taxes to the Wikimedia Foundation from the sales of all books based on Wikipedia content.

Kampen om tronen

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Gyldendal A/S
  • Book Code : 8702113414
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Fra en mester inden for moderne fantasy kommer her en roman med en fantasikraft, der ikke ligner noget andet, man har læst. Med A Game of Thrones – KAMPEN OM TRONEN har George R.R. Martin skabt et mesterværk, der rummer alt det bedste, som genren har at byde på. Mystik, intriger, romantik og eventyr fylder siderne i denne storslåede fortælling, der er første del af en stort anlagt serie. For lang tid siden, i tidernes morgen, bragte en overnaturlig begivenhed uorden i årstiderne. I et land, hvor somrene kan vare flere årtier og vintrene en menneskealder, er der uro i luften. Kulden er på vej tilbage, og i den store iskolde vildmark nord for Vinterborg er skumle kræfter ved at samle sig på den anden side af Muren, der beskytter kongeriget. Begivenhederne udspiller sig skiftevis i et goldt land med kulde og i et sommervarmt rige med overflod. Det er en fortælling om lorder og ladyer, soldater og troldmænd, snigmordere og bastarder, hvis veje krydses i en tid med grumme varsler. Der optræder en gådefuld krigerbande med sværd, der ikke er menneskeskabte, en stamme af barbariske vildlinge, der driver mænd til vanvid, en brutal ung drageprins, der sælger sin søster for at genvinde sin tabte trone, et barn, der rammes af en ulykke og svæver mellem liv og død, og en beslutsom kvinde, der begiver sig ud på en farefuld rejse for at beskytte alt det, hun har kært. I en broget verden med hemmelige planer og modplaner, tragedie og forræderi, sejr og nederlag, forbundsfæller og fjender er Starkernes skæbne uvis, efterhånden som begge sider bestræber sig på at vinde sejr i den farligste kamp: kampen om tronen. KAMPEN OM TRONEN er uforlignelig, hvad angår både spændvidde og udførelse, en læselimousine af de dejligt lange, som fanger læseren fra de første sider, fastholder ham og ender med at give ham lyst til at læse mere.

The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0345549406
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A graphic novel edition of The Mystery Knight, one of the thrilling Dunk and Egg novellas from George R. R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and a prequel of sorts to A Game of Thrones “Every wedding needs a singer, and every tourney needs a mystery knight.” Westeros is eerily peaceful. King Aerys I sits on the Iron Throne. A ravaging plague has abated. Yet beneath the surface, tensions linger sixteen years after a failed rebellion. In these restless times, noble hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall—Dunk, to his friends—and his precocious boy squire, Egg, travel the Seven Kingdoms performing chivalrous deeds, though Egg’s bloodline must be concealed at all costs. After heading north for Winterfell, Dunk and Egg are lured off the kingsroad by a wedding feast—and an unusually lucrative tournament. The champion jouster will claim a rare trophy indeed: a dragon’s egg. Dunk, always better in a melee, would be satisfied with a hot meal, a cup of wine, and a purse full of coins. But a treasonous plot is more likely to hatch before another dragon ever stretches its wings. Someone’s on to Egg. And a mystery knight with designs on an even bigger prize soon throws the entire affair into chaos.

Fevre Dream

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553900986
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.

The History Behind Game of Thrones

By David C. Weinczok
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1526749017
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
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A wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless sea-born warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A young nobleman and his kin are slaughtered under a banner of truce within a mighty castle. A warrior king becomes a legend when he smites his foe with one swing of his axe during a nation-forging battle. Yet this isn’t Westeros – it’s Scotland. Game of Thrones is history re-imagined as fantasy; The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers turns the tables, using George R. R. Martin’s extraordinary fictional universe as a way to understand the driving forces and defining moments from Scotland’s story. Why were castles so important? Was there a limit to the powers a medieval king could use – or abuse? What was the reality of being under siege? Was there really anything that can compare to the destructive force of dragons? By joining forces, Westeros and Scotland hold the answers. Writer and presenter David C. Weinczok draws on a vast array of characters, events, places, and themes from Scottish history that echo Game of Thrones at every dramatic turn. Visit the castle where the real Red Wedding transpired, encounter the fearsome historical tribes beyond Rome’s great wall, learn how a blood-red heart became the most feared sigil in Scotland, and much more. By journey’s end, the cogs in the wheels of Martin’s world and Scottish history will be laid bare, as well as the stories of those who tried to shape – and sometimes even break – them.

A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 1984817469
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon’s two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

Beyond the Wall

By James Lowder
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  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1936661756
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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The world created by George R.R. Martin in his high fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire—now the basis for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones—is not only richly drawn, but also immensely popular. By A Game of Thrones' debut in May 2011, the series already had more than 6 million copies in print in the US and had sold more than 16 million worldwide. Since the television series' debut, A Game of Thrones and subsequent titles in the series have appeared consistently on the New York Times bestseller list. The latest title in the series, A Dance with Dragons, sold nearly 300,000 copies on its first day in print. Beyond the Wall explores the book series' influences, its place in the fantasy pantheon, its challenging narrative choices, and the pull of its stunningly epic scope.

A Game of Thrones - La Bataille des rois - tome 1

By Landry Q.Walker
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  • Publisher : Dargaud
  • Book Code : 2205089285
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Les temps sont troublés. L'été de paix et d'abondance, qui a duré dix ans, se termine et l'hiver, glacé, épouvantable, approche tel un fauve en colère. Deux grands seigneurs, lord Eddard Stark et le roi Robert Baratheon, dont le pouvoir a permis à cette ère de paix de perdurer, sont maintenant morts, tous deux victimes d'une trahison contre la couronne. Désormais, le chaos règne. Les prétendants au Trône de fer, siège du royaume des sept couronnes, se préparent à revendiquer la couronne dans la tempête, la tourmente et la guerre. Alors qu'un présage de mort entache le ciel sous la forme d'une comète de feu et de sang, six camps luttent pour le contrôle d'un royaume divisé.

Game of Thrones versus History

By Brian A. Pavlac
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119249430
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Social Science
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Since it first aired in 2011, Game of Thrones galloped up the ratings to become the most watched show in HBO’s history. It is no secret that creator George R.R. Martin was inspired by late 15th century Europe when writing A Song of Ice and Fire, the sprawling saga on which the show is based. Aside from the fantastical elements, Game of Thrones really does mirror historic events and bloody battles of medieval times—but how closely? Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood is a collection of thought-provoking essays by medieval historians who explore how the enormously popular HBO series and fantasy literature of George R. R. Martin are both informed by and differ significantly from real historical figures, events, beliefs, and practices of the medieval world. From a variety of perspectives, the authors delve into Martin’s plots, characterizations, and settings, offering insights into whether his creations are historical possibilities or pure flights of fantasy. Topics include the Wars of the Roses, barbarian colonizers, sieges and the nature of medieval warfare, women and agency, slavery, celibate societies in Westeros, myths and legends of medieval Europe, and many more. While life was certainly not a game during the Middle Ages, Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood reveals how a surprising number of otherworldly elements of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy are rooted deeply in the all-too-real world of medieval Europe. Find suggested readings, recommended links, and more from editor Brian Pavlac at gameofthronesversushistory.com.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones - Student Edition

By Helen Young
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  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Note: this is an abridged version of the book with references removed.The complete edition is also available on this website. From 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.

Game of Thrones and Philosophy

By Henry Jacoby
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118206053
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
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An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.

Regine, draghi e guerrieri

By Elena Romanello
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  • Publisher : LIT EDIZIONI
  • Book Code : 8867769952
  • Total of Pages : 208
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Un mondo immaginario. Personaggi fantastici. Una lingua inventata. Un pubblico reale, ampio e internazionale. Nata come adattamento televisivo del ciclo di romanzi Cronache del ghiaccio e del fuoco di George R.R. Martin, la serie Game of Thrones (Il trono di spade) in otto stagioni ha conquistato pubblici diversi e lontani, registrando ascolti record e generando un fandom straordinariamente attivo. La serie, che detiene il primato di programma televisivo più piratato al mondo, ha vinto 59 Premi Emmy su 160 nomination totali. Ma soprattutto, Game of Thrones ha di fatto cambiato il modo di narrare le storie in TV, proponendo una nuova percezione del genere fantasy, da tanti ancora considerato di nicchia. Fenomeno letterario e televisivo, di fandom e di costume, la serie viene per la prima volta indagata e illustrata in una guida non ufficiale, che esplora nei dettagli e da più punti di vista il suo universo, le figure che lo abitano, gli intrighi politici, economici e religiosi, le dinamiche sociali. Il manuale completo per immergersi nei vari regni, scoprire i loro segreti e rivedere con occhi nuovi tutte le stagioni della mitica serie.