A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book1)

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

A Game of Thrones Parents Guide  and age rating | Book 1

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin magnificent novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. It was first published on August 1, 1996. The first season of the HBO Max Game of thrones tv-series is also based on this book.

Book Name A Game of Thrones
Author George R.R. Martin
Genre fantasy book, Fiction
Language English
Date of Publication August 6th, 1996
No. of Page 835
Publisher Bantam Books

As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. 

The series of novels includes A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons, The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring.

A Game of Thrones Age Rating

“A Game of Thrones” has been rated 17+ as it contains Graphic sex and sexual acts, incest, rape, gang rape, genital mutilation, prostitution, domestic violence, subjugation of women, forced child marriage.

A Game of Thrones Parents Guide 

Book Review

Overall Book Ratings
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Sex Sex/Nudity

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This book is definitely less graphic than the show.
The book contains violence, which often strikes without warning to the guilty and the innocent alike.
The book does have some sex, but not nearly as graphic as the show.
There are beheadings, sword fights, wolf attacks, rapes, and death by molten gold.
The graphic details of injuries or deaths are usually provided.
A 13-year-old girl is sold off into forced marriage, raped daily, and starting to enjoy the rape and fall in love with the rapist.
Characters are involved in a sexual relationship with multiple partners. And a queen is in love wit her own brother and both were involved in a sexual relationship.
Profanity is used throughout the book damn, b@stard, c**t” and f**k.
Adults and teens drink alcohol at court and in pubs.

A Game of Thrones Summary

A GAME OF THRONES

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne, and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hang perilously in the balance, as each endeavor to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Characters

  • Prologue: Will, a man of the Night’s Watch.
  • Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark, Warden of the North and Lord of Winterfell, Hand of the King.
  • Lady Catelyn Stark, of House Tully, wife of Eddard Stark.
  • Sansa Stark, elder daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark.
  • Arya Stark, younger daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark.
  • Bran Stark, the middle son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark.
  • Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Eddard Stark.
  • Tyrion Lannister, a dwarf, brother of the twin’s Queen Cersei and Jaime, son of Lord Tywin Lannister.
  • Princess Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of the former king Aerys and sister of Aerys’s heir Viserys.

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About The Writer

George Raymond Richard “R.R.” Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin’s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: “The Hero,” sold to Galaxy, published in February 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

Official website: georgerrmartin.com

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