A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin [1996 BOOK CLUB FIRST EDITION]
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin [A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE #1]
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  BANTAM / SPECTRA
Very early 1996 printing from the first run of Book Club printings of the seminal fantasy novel that inspired the hit HBO series.
Hardcover with dust jacket in mint condition. Dust jacket and book are both like new.
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels...
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 hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. - Bookshop Apocalypse.