- Mass Market Paperback: 5216 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; Box Mti edition (29 October 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345535529
- ISBN-13: 978-0345535528
- Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 10.8 x 17.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (252 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons Mass Market Paperback – 29 Oct 2013
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Praise for George R. R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire
“The only fantasy series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings . . . It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy.”—Chicago Tribune
“Martin amply fulfills the first volume’s promise and continues what seems destined to be one of the best fantasy series ever written.”—The Denver Post, on A Clash of Kings
“Martin has produced—is producing, since the series isn’t over—the great fantasy epic of our era. It’s an epic for a more profane, more jaded, more ambivalent age than the one Tolkien lived in.”—Lev Grossman, Time
“Addictive . . . George R. R. Martin has created the unlikely genre of the realpolitik fantasy novel.”—Rolling Stone, on A Feast for Crows
“Epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post, on A Dance with Dragons
“I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan
About the Author
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Top Customer Reviews
->Books are perfect, font is fine for reading.
->The fifth book is quite large and i don't know if it'll hold after a couple of reads.
->The first book has the Ned Stark cover and it is slightly smaller than others, but it IS part of the box set as it is written on back of the first book (I saw some reviews stating its rare seeing this in a box set).
->As someone said the box won't probably hold the books after reading them. It is tight now as it is.
->The box is very fragile, mine was torn when i opened the package mainly because the packaging was not good enough. The amazon package box was larger than the box set and they didn't provide any air-bubble sheet or anything. I would prefer using some tape to reinforce the corners of the box because i'm pretty sure it'll tear apart if not handled with care.
->Also at this price this is definitely better than individually buying the books.
The GOOD - George RR Martin Rocks. This is a must have series for collectors and ardent GOT fans!
1] First of all, Game Of Thrones is the one with the HBO cover which is ridiculous as a box set is supposed to have the same imprints.
2] Half the books are set in 8 pt. MINION PRO which looks good.
3] The rest of the books are set in 10 pt. TRUMP MEDIEVAL with utterly ugly iconography.
How are two different imprints with the same cover series, and one television imprint being sold in the same box set is beyond my understanding. The books set in TRUMP MEDIEVAL are so ugly that they look like cheap fakes that one sees on the road sides being sold for 50 bucks. Do not buy this set! When I opened the manufacturer's sealed plastic I found so much dust inside and the books looked like they had been used. Instead if you want a decent collection, go buy the set printed by ST. Clays PLC which has awesome quality books in the same imprint with the same cover series and all set in MINION PRO with beautiful iconography. OR if you want to avoid any confusion altogether, then buy the boxed set printed by Bantam Spectra which has no Indian Editions.
This set has confirmed my suspicion that Indian Presses cannot print books in decent quality. Maybe editors at Harper India were sleeping when these sets were being printed out or maybe Harper India has absolutely zero quality control, but one thing is clear: Books printed in the UK are so much better!
The first book, as everyone is saying, had the ned stark cover which separates it from the set..
Also the font of the 3rd-1st part and 4th book was bigger then the rest of the books, which should not happen in a box set!
The rest of the books did not have any problems and paper quality was also decent with readable font!
On the whole i would not recommend you to buy this unless you dont care about above problems ^^^
Bottom line I love the books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The books are amazing. They were delivered on time and packed beautifully :)
Absolutely mind blowing storylines. Not for the soft at heart, coz these books will make you cry, scream, writhe in pain (mental, and sometimes physical pain from punching the wall... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ann Mary Benny
Excellent delivery service and of course the book series of mind blowing.. So all in all... The best one can get...Published 10 days ago by Nandini
Fantastic set a fine storyline, superb story one so vast it feels like reading about a world bigger than you can Imagine. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Packet I received was k....but the book case inside was torn....books are in good state bur book case is of no use now....Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
ASOIAF is an excellent fantasy series.
I loved the complex characters created by RR Martin and the foreshadowing. Read more