A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

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Meisha Merlin is excited that we signed the renowned artist Jeffrey Jones to do the artwork for our A Game of Thrones limited edition. Jeff has created a new full color wrap around cover, 3 interior full color plates, and 72 black and white interior illustrations. The artist Charles Keegan has created a new series of chapter heading, sigils, and maps for this edition also.

This print run for A Game of Thrones is limited to 500 copies—448 numbered and 52 lettered. (The lettered editions are sold out.) Amazon.com has made arrangements to sell some of the numbered editions of A Game of Thrones. Since this is a limited edition, and thus will not be reprinted, orders will be filled on a first come basis. Sorry Amazon.com cannot reserve a specific number for you and will begin filling orders with number 200.

These numbered limited editions include:

· A new introduction to A Game of Thrones written by George R. R. Martin exclusively for Meisha Merlin.
· Autographs of the author and both the artists.
· A handsome matching slipcase.
· 3 full color plates and 72 black and white interior illustrations.
· Top edge gilt.

Meisha Merlin will be doing all six titles in George R. R. Martin’s epic series A Song of Ice and Fire.

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Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient--they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent--they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong--these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile--they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called "well above the norms of the genre."

Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.

There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero

From the Publisher:

Long ago, in a time long forgotten, a mysterious event threw the seasons of the world out of balance. Now the kingdom is blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation. In the cool north of this kingdom is a castle, and a royal family ruled by Eddard Stark.

"For as Ned Stark's kingdom is assailed from the south by the poisonous plots of the rival house of the Lannisters, an even greater danger threatens his northern border: the un-earthly demons of legend, the Neverborn. And across the sea, the barbarian hordes are amassing. Dark times undoubtedly lie ahead. . . ."

So unfolds an unforgettable novel that will mark the launch of one of the greatest fantasy trilogies to appear in years. With all the adventure of Terry Brooks, all the magic of David Eddings, and the epic scope of Robert Jordan--and the literary aspirations of the granddaddy of them all, J. R. R. Tolkien--George R. R. Martin is about to enter the ranks of the elite handful of bestselling fantasy writers. A Game Of Thrones is a tale of unrivaled passion, heroism, action and romance, sure to win legions of fans.

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