Song of Ice & Fire 4v Boxed Set: A Game of Thrones, a Clash of Kings, a Storm of Swords, and a Feast for Crows (Paperback)
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DescriptionA NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin--dubbed the `American Tolkien` by `Time` magazine--has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries `Game of Thrones.` This boxed set includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS
- Published: 22 March 2011
- Format: Paperback 4 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780345529053 ISBN 10: 0345529057
- Sales rank: 83
Reviews for Song of Ice & Fire 4v Boxed Set
Good fantasy fiction
This is good fantasy fiction written for mature readers who prefer good character development and intricate plot lines. Book 1 and Book 3 were the most enjoyable for me with the most interesting plot lines. Book 2 is also pretty good but by book 4 the story drys up a little and there isn't as much happening until the final hundred or so pages.
If you've watched the TV series and enjoyed it then the books will thrill you even more because they are better, although the TV series is still good quality. The TV series season 1 is very similar to book 1 but the TV series second season melds characters and changes plot lines a little too much for my liking compared with the superior book.
A word of warning though, the book series is unfinished and saying the author GRR Martin is a slow writer is being too generous to him. It could be years before the last two remaining books of 7 are finished (BTW book five is not in this compendium). Alas I've invested so much time in these large books now that I'll just have to wait. by Robert Le Gear
Bought this from bookdepository awhile back, and just completed the all 4 books. Awesome plot so far. My main quibble is with the publisher itself. Book IV had missing pages from 836 to 892. As in page 835 led directly to 892.
For this I will dock stars from otherwise an awesome story, can't wait to get my hands on book V by Daniel See
Buy HarperVoyager Brand
While the books are undoubtedly brilliant, I am writing here to let others know that I am incredibly disappointed with this publisher, Bantem.
Upon receiving my books they had papery thin covers, no plastic covering to protect the top, and same goes for the books. Some of the words are missing in this batch as well.
I have bought from Book Depository before, The Black Prism paperback version and that book is great, hard strong plastic covering on the cover, nice and tightly bound. HarperVoyager is the better brand to buy for A Song of Ice and Fire. by Kylie
- Top review
Paperback edition couldn't be better!
I'm one of those old-school gals, so I bought the paperback set, and it's undoubtedly worth the money. Obviously, the content is 5-star worthy!
I am glad that I discovered these books after five had been written. I read through all five books in about 2 weeks. An amazingly detailed and vivid read. The George R R Martin can spend a lot of time describing the banners and backgrounds but it tends to add to the reader's ability to picture the scenes. There are a lot of characters and I cared what happened to them.
* This set contains each of the first four books in the Song of Ice and Fire Series (that's A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows), with all-new cover artwork. Out of all the versions released, this is the most visually enrapturing artwork yet.
* The novels are brightly colored and contain designs that are brilliant in their simplicity.
* The outer box contains some high-quality shots from the upcoming HBO
If you have not seen the HBO Tv Series, I highly recommend grabbing yourself a copy plus the books to know who's and what's what! I cannot wait for Season 2 to be released. =) by Ezza
Realmente es una de las mejores sagas que he leido en mi vida, aunque debo reconocer que no soy muy fanático de las historias del medioevo, esta colección es totalmente atrapante, cautivante y solo me falta leer el último libro "dance with dragons". La recomiendo 100%.
Best regards. by Pablo Oliva Caceres
While I enjoyed the HBO series 'A Game of Thrones', it is nothing compared to the way my imagination sees the books. I find a connection with all the characters and love how George R R has written so much gray into everyone. It's so refreshing to have a fantasy world that is not black and white. This has to be my favourite fantasy series written so far and George R R is one of the best authors I've ever read. I'm so thankful he doesn't cut corners to churn them out at breakneck speed. They are all the better for it. by Dana Steelunder review
My parents gave me this box set for my 19th birthday, and I have to say that it is one of the best book series I have read. The plot is intricate and fascinating and captures the feel of medieval times. A great series which I highly recommend. by Naila Rahmanunder review
I am one of those people who got into this amazing story after watching the HBO series. I was very pleased to see that they respected much of the story, changing only a few aspects. However, there is something that the movies do not offer. The HBO series depicts something reminiscent of the Middle Ages. The story might have castles and dragons, but it is a far cry from a Crusade epic. Martin's Sci Fi fans will be pleased to hear that A Song of Ice and Fire reads more like a science fiction saga. It doesn't leave me with the feeling that everything is happening in a parallel Earth such as Tolkien's Middle Earth, but that the plot is unrolling on another planet, where dragons and the dead might just as well be roaming the world. by Iulia Vacaroiuunder review