George R. R. Martin Starter Pack 4-Book Bundle: A Game of Thrones, Dreamsongs: Volume I, Fevre Dream, Armageddon Rag [NOOK Book]

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The epic saga that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones made George R. R. Martin an international phenomenon, but there’s much more to this versatile, prolific, and original author. In addition to the book that kicks off A Song of Ice of Fire, this eBook bundle includes Dreamsongs: Volume I, which showcases Martin’s early writings; Fevre Dream, the acclaimed author’s reinvention of the vampire novel; and The Armageddon Rag, a thrilling story of psychedelic—and apocalyptic—rock. Spanning genres of fantasy, science ...
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George R. R. Martin Starter Pack 4-Book Bundle: A Game of Thrones, Dreamsongs: Volume I, Fevre Dream, Armageddon Rag

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Overview

The epic saga that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones made George R. R. Martin an international phenomenon, but there’s much more to this versatile, prolific, and original author. In addition to the book that kicks off A Song of Ice of Fire, this eBook bundle includes Dreamsongs: Volume I, which showcases Martin’s early writings; Fevre Dream, the acclaimed author’s reinvention of the vampire novel; and The Armageddon Rag, a thrilling story of psychedelic—and apocalyptic—rock. Spanning genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and suspense, Martin’s virtuosic talents will surprise and delight even his most devoted fans.
 
A GAME OF THRONES
 
“The only fantasy series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings . . . It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy.”—Chicago Tribune
 
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As sinister forces mass beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser is dead and his enemies are emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.
 
DREAMSONGS: VOLUME I
 
“The ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.”—The Guardian (U.K.)
 
Gathered here are the very best of Martin’s early works, including his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker award–winning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which his New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title originated. With extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat, offering fascinating insights into Martin’s journey from young writer to award-winning master.
 
FEVRE DREAM
 
“An adventure into the heart of darkness that transcends even the most inventive vampire novels.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner
 
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. 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 ARMAGEDDON RAG
 
“The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I’ve ever read.”—Stephen King
 
Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the sixties—until he’s drawn back by the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgûl. As Sandy investigates the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgûl along with a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345541130
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1520
  • Sales rank: 315,320
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a book of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts. As a writer-producer, Martin has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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 March 17, 2013

    Warrior fae selena

    A huge black female timber wolf with silver tiped fur and re eyes...no mate..no crush...she considers fighting a purpose of life. And doesnt think cowardly wolves should live... sh is a warrior.. she gre up in the everglades with her pack..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Beta Fae Shattered & Warrior Brute Broken

    Name. Shattered [Beta Fae Shattered] '*' Age. 3 '*' Gender. Female '*' Crush. None '*' Mate. None '*' Pups. None, but wants some. '*' Appearence. A snow white she-wolf with a black muzzle, over her eyes, down her back like a river and onto her belly. She has black paws, ear-tips, and tail-tip. Her eyes are a crystal blue. '*' Personality. A caring, gentle, kind wolf. Fierce fighter; If it comes down to a fight. '*' History. Born in the mountains, where both, her mom and dad died. She grew up a rogue and found Dream Pack. '*' Kin. Broken, (Brother) '*' Other. None, really. •~•~•~• Name. Broken [Warrior Brute Broken] -*- Age. 4 -*- Gender. Male -*- Crush. None -*- Mate. None -*- Pups. None -*- Appearence. A charcoal black brute with fierce blue eyes and white paws. -*- Personality. Usuly calm, cool, and collected. -*- History. Same as Shattered. -*- Kin. Shattered, (Sister) -*- Other. None really.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Alphe Fae Savage and Omega Fae Dream

    Savage - I am leader. I am a smaller than normal russet wolf. In the full sun light I look like blood. In scattered sun hen I move the different shades of red d orange make me look on fire. My left eye is steel grey my right is a dark violet. I have scars alover my body but none on my face. I exclude dominance and mystery. You do not know me unless you have witnessed all of my moods and my whole history. I have created this pack in my woods. And will kill all who threatens the safty of it...........Dream - I am an omega. I am a large female with a steel grey coat. My eyes are a sweat brown. I exclude fear and submission as well as caution. I am not a fighter. I am scared of almost anything. I am also not the brightest. I have something wrong with my mind and sometime go into fitof anxiety. I am unstable. My pt is covered with scars as well as my face. I am rather ugly. I just want tbe loved though. Savage watches over .e but maybe some day a brute will love me. Soday.

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