A Song of Fire & Ice (Game of Thrones) Books £3.85 each @ Asda
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A Song of Fire & Ice (Game of Thrones) Books £3.85 each @ Asda

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Found 11th Aug 2012
All 7 books in the Song of Fire and Ice series are priced at £3.85 at Asda, online and instore. Bought the last few missing books I needed instore. Also part of the mix and match book offer online. 2 for £7 or 3 for £9. Possibly making the books £3 each.
These books seem to hover around the £5 mark on Amazon.

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords: Steel & Snow
A Storm of Swords: Blood & Snow
A Feast of Crows
A Dance with the Dragons: Dreams & Dust
A Dance with the Dragons: After the Feast

This series is a wonderful and effortless read. For those of you who watch the Game of Thrones TV series, you can stay ahead of the game, with series 3 picking up from A Storm of Swords. The TV series is pretty close to the book for those not wanting to start at the beginning! For those who have not read/ watched Game of Thrones are truly missing out!
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Best series of novels I've ever read!
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Only south of the wall
Most are Out of Stock now. Wanted to grab the ones I didn't have.
Bought these when they were 2 for £6 at Sainsburys and they are brilliant. Now stuck trying to decide whether I wait for the TV series or read the book.
Edited by: "Boughie24" 12th Aug 2012
These got me back into reading. I saw the first series and then just had to read the books.

I was so glad that I'd watched the first series before reading the books though, even now I have to think carefully before I realise if it's happened on the TV show or yet. The book does an amazing job at making you visualize the entire scenes. It's an amazing conversion from book to TV. I just love the fact that when I read the books I imagined the entire characters in my head with there actual actors.

Tyrion fit so damn well, I'm in love with him
Edited by: "samss123hart" 12th Aug 2012
Boughie24

Bought these when they were 2 for £6 at Sainsburys and they are … Bought these when they were 2 for £6 at Sainsburys and they are brilliant. Now stuck trying to decide whether I wait for the TV series or read the book.



As is almost always the case, I think the books are a fair bit better. But in this rare case, the TV series is very good too.

Trouble is, they start to deviate from the books in the second season. Little bits and pieces from later books are put into earlier seasons, and some things happen which never do in the books. I found it just confused my memory of the actual story, to a point where I was muddling up things unique to the series.

Then you have to consider that the books are really, really long. I feel this gives you a better sense of immersion in the world rather than just providing a vehicle for the main story, as in the series. So the series is cut shorter and I found that some scenes were so rushed that it became confusing as to what their purposes were. I think they did a good job of cutting it shorter (it is, after all, due to time constraints), but still, not a fan.

For the record, I watched the full first season and a few episodes from the second, at which I was just getting frustrated with inconsistencies and decided to stop. I read all the books.

Anyway, I'd recommend reading the books first. You'll find people in both camps. I've friends who think the books are too long-winded, which I view as depth.

@samss123hart Tyrion's fantastic in the series (and books!) but he's very different in appearance. The imp of the books is a hell of a lot uglier and a cripple to boot. And on that note, there are a lot of similar inconsistencies. Not that they're terribly important.

@4_Minute The series is actually called "A Song of Ice and Fire". Might want to update the title :-).

Edited by: "shkm" 12th Aug 2012
shkm

As is almost always the case, I think the books are a fair bit better. … As is almost always the case, I think the books are a fair bit better. But in this rare case, the TV series is very good too.Trouble is, they start to deviate from the books in the second season. Little bits and pieces from later books are put into earlier seasons, and some things happen which never do in the books. I found it just confused my memory of the actual story, to a point where I was muddling up things unique to the series.Then you have to consider that the books are really, really long. I feel this gives you a better sense of immersion in the world rather than just providing a vehicle for the main story, as in the series. So the series is cut shorter and I found that some scenes were so rushed that it became confusing as to what their purposes were. I think they did a good job of cutting it shorter (it is, after all, due to time constraints), but still, not a fan.For the record, I watched the full first season and a few episodes from the second, at which I was just getting frustrated with inconsistencies and decided to stop. I read all the books.Anyway, I'd recommend reading the books first. You'll find people in both camps. I've friends who think the books are too long-winded, which I view as depth.@samss123hart Tyrion's fantastic in the series (and books!) but he's very different in appearance. The imp of the books is a hell of a lot uglier and a cripple to boot. And on that note, there are a lot of similar inconsistencies. Not that they're terribly important.@4_Minute The series is actually called "The Song of Ice and Fire". Might want to update the title :-).



Couldn't agree more re the TV series going into the second season. There were far too many quite big changes that already look like they're going to start a large ripple effect. The Daenerys storyline in particular is unrecognisable from the books, as his her actual character. The only thing I could forgive about the changes was Arya being Tywin's servant...I could watch a whole series of verbal exchange between those two.
Super deal! Great series of books, ideal for people who aren't too keen on too "fantastic" fantasy.
The only fantasy Ive ever remotely liked was the Lord of the Rings films. Its not a genre thats ever appealed to me whether it be games, books or films. But these books take it in a more gritty mature direction that I can get on with.
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yes but you pay the gold not the iron price
fRostiE07

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OOOOOOOOOH Jon Snow ya **** Jon Snow ooooh ya bast, Jon Snow, Jon Snow ya bast oooooooh.

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Great Deal, Thanks..
It should be noted that obviously A Storm of Swords: Steel & Snow & A Storm of Swords: Blood & Snow are one book split into two as are the two Dance with Dragons volumes.
Buy them while you can! Winter is coming...
Dammit Maplematt... you got in there before me

Honestly, best books I've ever read & the TV series is frickin' awesome too!
Boughie24

The only fantasy Ive ever remotely liked was the Lord of the Rings films. … The only fantasy Ive ever remotely liked was the Lord of the Rings films. Its not a genre thats ever appealed to me whether it be games, books or films. But these books take it in a more gritty mature direction that I can get on with.



Trust me - if you like Lord of the Rings, you like fantasy. That's what it's all like. Except the badly written stuff, naturally, but you get that with any genre.
Boughie24

Bought these when they were 2 for £6 at Sainsburys and they are … Bought these when they were 2 for £6 at Sainsburys and they are brilliant. Now stuck trying to decide whether I wait for the TV series or read the book.



Go for it, read the books - I found I enjoy the series even more when I've already read some of the background of what's happening. It does get a touch confusing when the storylines diverge, but it's not too bad.
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