A Game of Thrones: Comic Book, Issue 1 [NOOK Book]

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A New York Times bestselling epic. A blockbuster TV series. And now, George R. R. Martin's breathtaking fantasy masterpiece makes its powerful graphic novel debut-with all the majesty, intrigue, full-blooded adventure, and sweeping, mythic vision that have made it a landmark work of imaginative literature.

Beyond the legendary Wall, the vast battlement that stands between the kingdom of Winterfell and the untamed unknown, something sinister ...
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A Game of Thrones: Comic Book, Issue 1

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Overview

A New York Times bestselling epic. A blockbuster TV series. And now, George R. R. Martin's breathtaking fantasy masterpiece makes its powerful graphic novel debut-with all the majesty, intrigue, full-blooded adventure, and sweeping, mythic vision that have made it a landmark work of imaginative literature.

Beyond the legendary Wall, the vast battlement that stands between the kingdom of Winterfell and the untamed unknown, something sinister and supernatural is stirring in the frozen wastes. For the lifelong soldiers of the Night's Watch, sworn to protect the realm, it is time to prepare for the nearly endless season of cold and snow that-along with something unspeakable-is closing in. For Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and patriarch of a fierce and stoic clan, it is time to greet his king . . . and make ready for whatever destiny holds in store. For an arrogant young prince, it is time to reclaim his lost throne, by bartering his innocent sister to be a savage warlord's bride. And for a princess bound for a strange and brutal realm, it is time to begin a journey of transformation from daughter to wife to queen. All across the Seven Kingdoms, the wheels of tumultuous, life-changing history have begun to turn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345536150
  • Publisher: Bantam Dell
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Series: Game of Thrones Comic Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 45,551
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin
An iconic American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, George R.R. Martin is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

Biography

As a child growing up in New Jersey, George R.R. Martin displayed an early interest in "the writing life" by selling monster stories of his own invention to the children in his Bayonne neighborhood. In high school he became an avid comic book collector and began to write for comic fanzines. He sold his first story to Galaxy in 1970 when he was 21 years old.

Martin received his bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. After graduation he served two years in VISTA, then worked as a teacher and chess tournament director in the Midwest, while continuing to craft award-winning short fiction. His first full-length novel, Dying of the Light, was published in 1977. A dark, lyrical sci-fi tone poem set on a doomed world without a sun, the book was nominated for a Hugo Award.

Throughout the 1980s, Martin worked in television, writing for science fiction- and fantasy-themed shows like The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast. At this time he became involved with Wild Cards, a long-running anthology series composed of "mosaic stories" written by multiple authors and set in a shared universe. In addition to editing the series, Martin has contributed stories to the Wild Card books.

In 1996, Martin published A Game of Thrones, the first installment of his magnum opus, the epic fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice. Set in the Seven Kingdoms, a realm resembling medieval Europe, the internationally bestselling series has provided the ultimate showcase for Martin's formidable world-building and characterization skills.

During the course of his long, prolific career, Martin has accrued every major literary prize for science fiction or fantasy writing, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Daedelus, and Locus awards. But what endears him especially to his readers is his extraordinary accessibility. A tireless participant in genre conventions and festivals, he maintains a cordial relationship with his fans through his website and blog. He is also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Good To Know

Christened George Raymond Martin, the author has this to say about his unusual name: "I arrived short one 'R' but fixed that at my confirmation 13 years later."

As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service from 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation.

Martin was class valedictorian of his high school. In 1970, he graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University.

In the mid-1970s, Martin supplemented his income by directing tournaments for the Continental Chess Association.

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Fe, NM
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 20, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bayonne, NJ
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Really good

    While this graphic novel was really good and was well adapted... I paid five bucks for 30 pages. Not a good bang for your bucket...

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Was worth the price

    Reading the first book for the first time on my nook tablet. As I can read a grapic novel faster I waited until I read about 200 pages through as to not spoil anything before I read the graphic novel. I love the artists depiction of Jon Snow, and Ghost his albino direwolf. ( As if fans of the series wouldn't have known that!. ) Haven't purchased the HBO series to compare all three in one article and post all three. Eh oh well not people prolly thinks this helps any way. The comic follows the story very well. Cannot wait for the hard covet

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    I Feel Cheated!

    32 pages? Really. There certainly is a learning curve with purchasing materials for my nook. While I agree that the pages that were there were well done & followed the book, I did not get much value for my money. I also think the length of the book should be in the description. You can't even tell if you buy the sample. You have to commit before you find out how little you get for the money. The good news, I won't be making this mistake again.

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Great graphic novel!

    Others commented that it was too short... its the same as the paper version, and its two bucks less. It was well adapted from a combo of the book and show, and it fits perfect on the nook screen. Well done, I say!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Well done adaptation

    Excellent adaptation of the novel, amazing illustrations. Yes it is short, but this is a comic book people. I look forward to more.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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