A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George RR Martin

Published by Harper Voyager 5th August 1996.

674 pages.

ISBN 978-0-002-245845

Signed, First Edition, Hardcover

Purchased from eBay Unsigned for £100

Signed at Forbidden Planet, London

A similar Edition is available from on AbeBooks for £2,600

First UK edition is recognisable by a numberline 1-9 on the info page. Be aware of bookclub editions which are smaller and will have a line starting with a CN. These editions are not particularly collectible.

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Original product description – The first volume of the trilogy tells the tragic tale of treachery, greed and war that threatens the unity of the Seven Kingdoms south of the Wall.

Latest description – The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must …and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

-Preceded by A World of Ice and Fire

-Followed by A Clash of Kings


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