A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One by George R. R. Martin

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440423218
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 89,783
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 a writer-producer, he 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.

Daniel Abraham
has been nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild Award. He has written the graphic novel adaptations of George R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream and “Skin Trade,” as well as original scripts for Wild Cards: The Hard Call.

Tommy Patterson’s illustrator credits include Farscape for Boom! Studios, the movie adaptation The Warriors for Dynamite Entertainment, and Tales from Wonderland: The White Night, Red Rose, and Stingers for Zenescope Entertainment.

Hometown:

Santa Fe, NM

Date of Birth:

September 20, 1948

Place of Birth:

Bayonne, NJ

Education:

B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971

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Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1, No. 6 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for Epic Fiction Fans! GRRM has created a world that's believable while fictitious. You need to read this series. I started with the Game of Thrones, not realizing it was a series. Well, I was online ordering all the rest. I was hooked. He needs to finish that book tour for Dance with Dragons and get back to writing. I can't wait to see what happens next. I've heard there are supposed to be seven books, and I've already read five, how is he going to wrap it all up in the last two books? Truly a cliffhanger. I'm worse than a little kid waiting for Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book but it is really hard to see on the nook. I should have bought it in hard copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really!! The book stays true to the tv show? No sir or maam the tv show is fairly accurate to the books. They leave alot out but overall they do a really good job. Always rememner the books came first and everything else followed....idiot
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
That art style. What can be said about the series that hasn't already been said? The show is really good. Started reading the books. This one is the same story but in art form. Pretty good for a first volume.
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I loved how true this was to the book! They even added in many of the little details the show leaves out (such as exact eye colors).
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I enjoyed the story, but the artwork was average.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The art is...lacking. Either they didn't follow the description of the characters or made them uglier than they are supposed to be...The book stays true to the TV SHOW with a bit more insight in some parts. It's good for Game of Thrones die hards.