A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

The Graphic Novel. Volume 1

Graphic Novel - 2012
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This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including

* a new Preface by George R. R. Martin
* early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels
* a walk-through of the entire creative process, from auditioning the artists to tweaking the scripts to coloring the final pages
* behind-the-scenes commentary from Daniel Abraham, Tommy Patterson, and series editor Anne Groell

You've read the books. You've watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.

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.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780440423218
044042321X
Branch Call Number: FIC Abrah
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.)

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 05, 2015

The drawings are OK but for a story with such a complex plot and so many key characters, a graphic novel simply doesn't work. I will pass all future volumes.

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kaiseryang7
Dec 06, 2014

It might be blasphemous, but I liked the graphic novels better than the books. Stays true to the spirit of the novels, and much less time-consuming to read. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

bandblair Sep 07, 2013

Couldn't finish it. The illustrations are cheesy.

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NorthernSteel
Jul 26, 2013

Great read. Stays 100% true to original novel.

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KFields5424
Jul 18, 2013

I am usually not a fan of graphic novels, but this one was excellent!

Xi1 May 22, 2012

This is a fantastic alternate adaptation to George R.R. Martin's bestselling series. The detail is awe-inspiring as the artists attempt to get as close to Martin's original intent as possible, give the medium's limitations. They succeed in portraying Martin's Westeros in a way that never could be done by HBO's adaptation. I look forward to Volume 2.

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Xi1 May 22, 2012

As a years-long summer ends the intrigue of the Game of Thrones arrives at Winterfell. King Robert Baratheon invites Lord Eddard Stark, his best friend, to return with him to King's Landing to serve as his Hand.

Beyond the Wall, something ancient and cold awakens, sending the Wildlings running. Only the ancient Wall and the Night's Watch guarding it can keep these Others at bay, yet the Seven Kingdoms have manned it with criminals and bastards for thousands of years.

Across the Narrow Sea, Viserys Targaryen plots to retake the throne he sees as his by birthright, with the promised force of the barbarian Dothraki.

Westeros is about to be engulfed in a war for which it is not ready.

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NorthernSteel
Jul 26, 2013

In the name of King Robert of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, by the word of Eddard of House Stark, Lord of Winterfell, and Warden of the North, I do sentence you to die.

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