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George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of these full-colour graphic novels. This set contains volumes 1 to 4 of a series that 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 George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of these full-colour graphic novels. This set contains volumes 1 to 4 of a series that 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 Jamie 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.


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George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of these full-colour graphic novels. This set contains volumes 1 to 4 of a series that 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 George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of these full-colour graphic novels. This set contains volumes 1 to 4 of a series that 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 Jamie 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.

30 review for A Game of Thrones: The Complete Graphic Novels

  1. 5 out of 5

    Owl Reviews

    What did I love? Seeing the story come to life in a different format to the one that I am used to. What did I not love? I wasn't completely in love with the illustrations in this graphic novel.

  2. 4 out of 5

    ირაკლი სულაძე

    რა თქმა უნდა, მოკლე და შინაარსშემჭიდროვებული ადაპტაციაა, მაგრამ ღმერთო დიდებულო! კაცი კაცს ჰგავს, ქალი ქალს, ილირიო ილირიოს, დენერისი დენერისს და საერთოდ, ძალიან კარგი რამეა ასოიაფის სამყაროში დასაბრუნებლად.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andy Hickman

    George R.R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One” {Adapted by Daniel Abraham; Art by Tommy Patterson} (NY: Bantam, 2012) Fascinating preface about the history of comic strips (funnies) evolving into comic books. “And then there were Classics Illustrated. Maybe those were the first graphic novels...” “The comic book of Moby-Dick was not Melville, they insisted. They were right, of course. But they were wrong as well. No. the comic book of Moby-Dick was not Melville, could never b George R.R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One” {Adapted by Daniel Abraham; Art by Tommy Patterson} (NY: Bantam, 2012) Fascinating preface about the history of comic strips (funnies) evolving into comic books. “And then there were Classics Illustrated. Maybe those were the first graphic novels...” “The comic book of Moby-Dick was not Melville, they insisted. They were right, of course. But they were wrong as well. No. the comic book of Moby-Dick was not Melville, could never be Melville.... but the story was still there, and those of us who read that funny book were still richer for having sailed upon the Pequod and made the acquaintance of Ishmael, Queequeg, and Captain Ahab.” “The comic book is not the book; the graphic novel is not the novel. The same, of course, is true of films and television. When we move a story from one medium to another, no matter how faithful we attempt to be, some changes are inevitable. Each medium has its own demands, its own restrictions, its own way of telling a story.” “There are aspects of my epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, that make it an especially difficult work to translate to any visual medium: … internal monologues, flashbacks, unreliable narrators. I strive to put you inside the heads of my characters, make you privy to their thoughts, let you see the world through their eyes.” “A series of novels. A television show. A comic book. Three different media, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, its own pleasure and frustrations .. but ultimately telling the same story.” - GRRM. “fiefdoms” = a territory or sphere of operation controlled by a particular person or group. “denizens” = a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place. - - - Issue#1 “When justice falls to you, you must take no pleasure in it, but neither must you look away.” - Ned - - - Issue#2 opens with vivid unusual rakish tilt and later includes a sprawling banquet scene. - - - Issue#3 moves fast. Great scenes with Arya and Jon, Tyrion's cunning, and the dragon eggs. - - - Issue#4 “... And yet there was that one time. What was her name? Your bastard's mother, I mean” - Robert. “Her name was Wylla, and I would sooner not speak of her.” - Ned Stark. What a mammoth iron throne “Dragons. When I was your age, I used to dream of having a dragon of my own.” - Tyrion - - - Issue#5 Vivid illustrations of sailing into King's Landing, a key-hole shot of Petyr, and Bran's dream sequence. - - - Issue#6 Awesome illustration of Daenery's dream of dragons. - - - - - - - GoodReads Description: 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. - - - Issue#1 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. - - - Issue#2 George R. R. Martin's monumental fantasy epic continues in this dazzlingly wrought graphic novel adaptation. In the second volume of A Game of Thrones, the irresistible plot thickens and the spellbinding magic of a master storyteller deepens. For Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, a new role now beckons: Hand of the King-a position of power second only to his majesty himself. But is a life at court, in luxurious King's Landing, any life for a hardened man of action like Eddard? Is the king's invitation an honor he can refuse-or a mandate he cannot ignore, when faced with shocking revelations of treachery on high? - - - Issue#3 One of the greatest epic fantasies of all time rises to dazzling heights in the third issue of this masterly graphic novel adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. King Robert has come to Winterfell, accompanied by his Lannister queen, Cersei; her son, Prince Joffrey; and her brothers, Jamie and the dwarf Tyrion, called the Imp. In their train come intrigue, treachery, and attempted murder that will shake House Stark to its very foundations. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, the marriage between Daenerys Targaryen and the Dothraki horselord Khal Drogo wins her brother Viserys a dangerous new ally in his quest to reclaim the Iron Throne. - - - Issue#4 Death comes to Winterfell in the fourth installment of Daniel Abraham's thrilling adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones. Bran Stark lies broken, in a coma from which he may never awaken. Yet his would-be killers dare not leave his death to chance. And now is the time to strike. Bran's father, Eddard Stark, has left for King's Landing to serve as the Hand of the King. Bran's bastard brother, Jon Snow, rides north to join the brotherhood of the Night's Watch. Robb, his trueborn brother, has all of Winterfell in his charge. And his mother, Catelyn, is worn out with grieving. Who can protect the young lord? - - - Issue#5 Storm clouds gather over Westeros in the fifth installment of Daniel Abraham's gripping adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy masterpiece A Game of Thrones. A childish game gone horribly wrong pits Arya Stark against Prince Joffrey, with Sansa Stark in the middle. But behind youthful rivalries, cold-blooded political intrigue is at work as Queen Cersei uses all her wiles to blunt the influence of Eddard Stark, the Hand of the King. Meanwhile, Lady Catelyn has journeyed to King's Landing with the blade used in the attempted assassination of her son Bran-evidence that will upset a precarious balance of power. And in Winterfell, a dying Bran takes a mystical journey . . . and faces a fateful choice. - - - Issue#6 Daniel Abraham's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's acclaimed epic fantasy A Game of Thrones continues to cast its gripping spell. In the savage north, Jon Snow finds new friends-and enemies-among the brothers of the Night's Watch, sworn to defend Westeros against the horrors that lie beyond the Wall. In the more civilized savagery of King's Landing, Eddard Stark learns from Catelyn of the Lannisters' involvement in the attack on Bran . . . and the murder of Jon Arryn, the previous Hand of the King. While across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys-newly wed to Khal Drogo-learns what it means to be a khaleesi of the Dothraki. - - - George R.R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume Two” {Adapted by Daniel Abraham; Art by Tommy Patterson} (NY: Bantam, 2013) 'The Making of...' additional material is very interesting: the birth of a scene, the process from text to final graphic pages. - - - Issue#7 “Stick them with the pointy end.” - Arya “I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples, bastards, and broken things.” - Tyrion - - - Issue#8 “Distrusting me was the wisest thing you've done since you got off your horse.” - Petyr “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it, the dwarf had told him.” - - - Issue#9 “Damn you, Ned Stark. You and Jon Arryn. I loved you both, and you put me on a throne. Look at what kinging has done to me. Gods, too fat for my armor. How did it come to that? I swear to you, I was never so alive as when I was winning the throne, and never so dead as now that I've won it.” - Robert B - - - Issue#10 carries the story along with heightened dramatic tension: Tyrion's capture by Catelyn at the Crossroads Inn, the Eastern Road, Tyrion's wit and straightforwardness, attacked by clansmen; Arya's training, lost in the caverns of the Red Keep, overhearing the secret conversation: “Quiet as a shadow. Light as a feather. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Smooth as summer silk. Swift as a deer. Slippery as an eel. … A water dancer sees with all her senses, she reminded herself. … Fear cuts deeper than swords” - Arya Her desperate attempt at conveying to her father what she heard, the frustrating council meeting whereby Ned and Selmy try to dissuade Robert's intention to murder Daenerys: “You will dishonor yourself forever if you do this. What did we rise against Aerys Targaryen for if not to put an end to the murder of children?” - Ned. “To put an end to Targaryens.” - Robert. “Your Grace, I never knew you to fear Rhaegar. Have the years so unmanned you that you tremble at the shadow of an unborn child?” - Ned …. “You send hired knives to kill a girl and quibble about honor? I will not be part of murder. Robert. Do as you will, but do not ask me to fix my seal to it.” - Ned. - - - Issue#11 – Stunning cover work, captures the aspirations and motherly affections of Dany whilst presenting the shadowy prevailing threat of “the Usurper's dogs.” Brilliant! The majority of this issue focused on Catelyn Stark's transition through the Gates of the Moon and ascent in darkness. The novel described this in vivid realism so I was delighted that it got detailed attention in the graphic adaptation. “She could FEEL the emptiness. The vast, black gulf of air.” “The wind screamed at her, trying to pull her over the edge. She could not move forward, and the mule behind blocked her retreat.” - - - Issue#12 - Action scenes presented exceptionally. - - - George R.R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume Three” {Adapted by Daniel Abraham; Art by Tommy Patterson} (NY: Bantam, 2014) The epic saga continues. Contains an appendix of character descriptions and sketches. - - - Issue#13 {It was said that Rhaegar had named that place the Tower of Joy, but for Ned it was a bitter memory.} “You can't hammer tin into iron.” - Jon to Mormont - - - Issue#14 {Tywin Lannister was as much fox as lion.} - Ned. “The First Men believed that the Judge who called for death should wield the sword. In the North, we hold to that still.” - Ned {As Alyn helped him (Ned) down the stairs (of the Iron Throne) …} - Parts like this serve to remind me how deep George Martin's novels are. I had all but forgotten about the Alyn character, but I'm reminded that Alyn was present in the throne room when Lord Eddard commissioned Lord Beric Dondarrion to bring Ser Gregor Clegane to justice ('A Game of Thrones', Chapter 43, Eddard XI). - - - Issue#15 “You wear your honor like a suit of armor. You think it keeps you safe, but it weighs you down. You know what needs to be done...” - Petyr to Ned - - - Issue#16 “Is this meant to be your shield, my lord? A piece of paper?” [Rriiip] – Cersei to Ned “The heart lies and the head plays tricks, but the eyes see true. “Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Feel with your skin. THEN comes the thinking, afterwards.” - Syrio to Arya {NEVER DO WHAT THEY EXPECT. Up would take her to the tower of the Hand, where they would expect her to go. So ...DOWN.} {Her footsteps sent echoes hurrying ahead as she plunged into the darkness.} - Arya. “We are in a dreadful position. You are innocent of any wrong, yet you are the daughter of a traitor. How can I allow you to marry my son?” - Cersei to Sansa before the council “But I LOVE him!” - Sansa to Cersei “How well I know it. Why else should you have come to me and told of your father's plan to leave?” - Cersei to Sansa, while small the council consisting of Pycelle, Petyr and Varys play their own games. Sansa in her naïve self-obsession is oblivious to the 'game' she is part of and inadvertently sentences her whole family household to the Queen Regent's wrath. - - - Issue#17 “Two of our brothers slaughtered within sight of the Wall, yet the rangers heard and saw NOTHING?” - Commander Mormont ... “Not yet. I want Maester Aemon to have a look at them. Bring them back to the Wall.” - Commander Mormont. (Is this meant to be a joke? Aemon is blind!) {Jon had no time be afraid}. (This speech caption is missing the word “to”). {But the godswood was an island of peace in that seas of chaos. Bran had always liked the godswood, but of late he felt drawn to it. …He felt safe in their sight, and the silence helped him think.} - - - Issue#18 “This is Cersei's letter, not your sister's. All this about how kindly they are treating her? I know a threat, even whispered.” - Catelyn to Robb {When she searched for friendly faces, none of them would meet her eyes.} - Sansa {The King eats, Robert had said, and the Hand takes the shit.But he had gotten it wrong. THE KING DIES, AND THE HAND IS BURIED.There was no sun and no moon. He slept and woke and slept again. The darkness was absolute.} - Ned - - - In addition to the final six issues of the series is an appendix in which artist Tommy Patterson guides readers through the process of drawing, suggesting that the seven Liberating Arts & Sciences provide the paradigm. These are made up of The Trivium (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric) and The Quadrivium (Arithmetic, Geometry, Music or Harmonic Theory, and Astronomy). The Incredible Hulk provided Tommy Patterson's inspiration for Tyrion. He also mentions that he stylized each characters looks by the influence of their house sigil (.e.g. Cersei) - - - Issue#19 “I see that rumors of your demise were unfounded.” - Tywin “Sorry to disappoint you. No need to leap up and embrace me. I wouldn't want you to strain yourself.” - Tyrion “And who might you be?” - Tywin to the Mountain Clans “They followed me home, Father. May I keep them? They don't eat much.” - Tyrion “Lord Frey … has an old man's caution, a young man's ambition, and has never lacked cunning.” - Catelyn to Robb - - - Issue#20 {Dothraki horses had torn the earth and trampled the rye and lentils. Arakhs and arrows had sown a terrible new crop and watered it with blood.} “Honor … with deeds, not words.” - Commander Mormont “Ser Alliser Throne” … should be 'Thorne' “If the day comes when Lord Eddard must choose between honor and those he loves, what would he do?” - Maester Aemon “He would do what is right.” - Jon “Then he is a man in then thousand. ...” - Maester Aemon - - - Issue#21 Error: “Then man ...” should be “The man..” Cool quote: {In the dawn light, the army of Lord Tywin Lannister unfolded like an iron rose, thorns gleaming.} - - - Issue#22 {“You could do it,” she told herself. All it would take was a shove. It wouldn't even matter if she went over with him.} - Sansa - - - Issue#23 Some impacting moments: “Dreams. I dreamed about the three-eyed crow again last night. He led me down to the crypts. Father was there. He was sad.” - Bran {He told her of Jon Stark, … of Theon Stark, … of Brandon the Shipwright, … of Rodrik Stark, … of Torrhen Stark, … and of his grandfather Lord Rickard …} - Bran to Osha. “Peace? There's your peace, Ser Harys. My sweet nephew broke it for good and all when he ornamented the Red Keep with Lord Eddard's head.” “You'll have an easier time drinking from that cup than making peace with Robb Stark now.” - Tyrion “A khal who cannot ride is no khal.” Yet another obvious error: “Whipers and rumors.” should be 'Whispers'. - - - Issue#24 {Huge gouts of fire unfurled their banners in that hellish wind, glowing cinders rising on the smoke like so many newborn fireflies.} - - -

  4. 4 out of 5

    Marcela

    I’m a big fan of GRRM’s writing and of the tv series, so I was really excited to read the story in a new format, but sadly, this graphic series fell absolutely flat for me. To start... So. Many. Typos. The first 2 books had an embarrassing number of typos and grammatical errors that I just couldn’t ignore. I also really disliked a number of things about the art. The artist is unable to illustrate YOUNG faces. The children and teens look no different from the adults. Rob Stark is supposed to be F I’m a big fan of GRRM’s writing and of the tv series, so I was really excited to read the story in a new format, but sadly, this graphic series fell absolutely flat for me. To start... So. Many. Typos. The first 2 books had an embarrassing number of typos and grammatical errors that I just couldn’t ignore. I also really disliked a number of things about the art. The artist is unable to illustrate YOUNG faces. The children and teens look no different from the adults. Rob Stark is supposed to be FIFTEEN yetlooks like a fully bearded 40 year old man! All the female characters look nearly identical with only different hair color. The characters’ facial expressions are extremely limited and sloppy. The only artistic strengths I might point out are the architectural and landscape scenes. The story is also oddly-cut and would be difficult to follow for someone who has no background knowledge of the series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Buff

    Good read. The back of the book contained info about how the graphic novel was made with comments from the artists that was interesting.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cha

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shawn Peterson

  8. 5 out of 5

    Turky Abdaulaziz

  9. 5 out of 5

    Claire Nash

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tuấn Khang

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ilhan Ecer

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nicole McLaughlin

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  14. 4 out of 5

    Vinicius

  15. 5 out of 5

    Richard Turley

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cristian Marrero

  17. 5 out of 5

    Manjari

  18. 5 out of 5

    avnish v nair

  19. 4 out of 5

    Aine Galvin

  20. 4 out of 5

    A

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mai

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mima

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ronald

  27. 4 out of 5

    Richard Michael

  28. 5 out of 5

    Душан Савић

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karina Guerrero

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kat Mathy

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