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Perfect for fans of the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones--a gorgeous boxed set featuring conveniently sized leather-cloth-bound editions of the first five novels!An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin--dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine--international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now the monumental saga gets the royal treatment it deserves, with each book wrapped in bound leather-cloth covers and packaged together in an elegant display case. This one-of-a-kind boxed set includes:

A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
A STORM OF SWORDS
A FEAST FOR CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

"One of the best series in the history of fantasy."--Los Angeles Times

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse--unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister--the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki--whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

"Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers."--The New York Times
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Jace_Phoenix19/05/2019 09:02

Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a …Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly



Did you not watch Lost?
hassmaster19/05/2019 08:44

Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even st …Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even started the last book



Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly
Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even started the last book
Comes complete with Starbucks cup and other paraphernalia for authenticity.
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Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even started the last book
hassmaster19/05/2019 08:44

Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even st …Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even started the last book



Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly
Nice one. For one for the Mrs. Thanks
hassmaster19/05/2019 08:44

Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even st …Good deal. Shame he hasn’t finished the penultimate book and hasn’t even started the last book


Don't think he will unfortunately.
Comes complete with Starbucks cup and other paraphernalia for authenticity.
Jace_Phoenix19/05/2019 09:02

Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a …Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly


Last season has been my favourite! The battles have been awesome!
humadoon19/05/2019 09:33

Don't think he will unfortunately.


Looking increasingly unlikely. His heath isn't good (I'm told) and his writing process is reported to be very odd.
But hey, the current books only 3 years later, that's nothing. Clive Barker was something like 15 years late with one of his.

Just remember the quote from Douglas Adams, 'I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by'!!
I ordered these, but cancelled once I had visited Amazon US and read the reviews. Smaller than usual for a hardback, and apparently small print and thin paper - apart from that - very nice. Hot anyway.
Jace_Phoenix19/05/2019 09:02

Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a …Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly



Did you not watch Lost?
steve122119/05/2019 10:54

But hey, the current books only 3 years later, that's nothing...


Gap between books; 2 years, 2 years, 5 years, 6 years, 8 years (and counting). There's a pattern there!

He just needs to hand over the reins to someone else to finish (like Robert Jordan did with Brandon Sanderson). Unfortunately, given his stubbornness and views on fan fiction, that's unlikely to happen.
Jace_Phoenix19/05/2019 09:02

Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a …Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly


A tad exaggeration there. There are far worse examples, Lost being the ultimate.
Wonder how much I can read before the return date?
Edited by: "Neobrown" 20th May
steve122119/05/2019 10:54

Looking increasingly unlikely. His heath isn't good (I'm told) and his …Looking increasingly unlikely. His heath isn't good (I'm told) and his writing process is reported to be very odd.But hey, the current books only 3 years later, that's nothing. Clive Barker was something like 15 years late with one of his.Just remember the quote from Douglas Adams, 'I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by'!!


You’re told by who? His physician? Christ, the amount of b0llocks on this site.
cossy319/05/2019 12:52

You’re told by who? His physician? Christ, the amount of b0llocks on this s …You’re told by who? His physician? Christ, the amount of b0llocks on this site.


His heath is reported to be in poor condition. He also has a couple of moors that are poorly attended and shoddy.
loonyjetman19/05/2019 12:35

Did you not watch Lost?


I rewatched Lost last year, and liked it the second time round...
Jace_Phoenix19/05/2019 09:02

Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a …Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly


Tbh I think the books went downhill after the 3rd one , he killed too many great characters and expanded the world too much, which I struggled to care about (especially the iron islands and all the stuff on the continent denareys goes to ) and added a lot of pointless characters who did nothing but travel for 2 books just to die a pointless death

Nice box set but seems silly to buy such a nice collection when it could be outdated any time
Yas19/05/2019 12:35

Gap between books; 2 years, 2 years, 5 years, 6 years, 8 years (and …Gap between books; 2 years, 2 years, 5 years, 6 years, 8 years (and counting). There's a pattern there!He just needs to hand over the reins to someone else to finish (like Robert Jordan did with Brandon Sanderson). Unfortunately, given his stubbornness and views on fan fiction, that's unlikely to happen.

didn't Robert Jordan die and not hand over the reins ? I am sure if that happens someone will finish it
codnan19/05/2019 13:58

didn't Robert Jordan die and not hand over the reins ? I am sure if that …didn't Robert Jordan die and not hand over the reins ? I am sure if that happens someone will finish it


Probably. I hope he finishes them though. He ain't no spring chicken.
By gum these could fit on my sideboard, and gather dust ...but look like i'm all educated an stuff ....
cossy319/05/2019 12:50

A tad exaggeration there. There are far worse examples, Lost being the …A tad exaggeration there. There are far worse examples, Lost being the ultimate.


Nah. Lost doesnt compare to the madness in this last season of GoT.

Lost was misguided, what I see in GoT breaks my heart
Edited by: "Neobrown" 19th May
Neobrown19/05/2019 15:13

Nah. Lost doesnt compare to the madness in this last season of GoT.


You’re right. Lost was much worse.
codnan19/05/2019 13:58

didn't Robert Jordan die and not hand over the reins ? I am sure if that …didn't Robert Jordan die and not hand over the reins ? I am sure if that happens someone will finish it


He knew he was dying and put things in place. I don’t think GRRM will if the same thing happens.
Yas19/05/2019 12:35

Gap between books; 2 years, 2 years, 5 years, 6 years, 8 years (and …Gap between books; 2 years, 2 years, 5 years, 6 years, 8 years (and counting). There's a pattern there!He just needs to hand over the reins to someone else to finish (like Robert Jordan did with Brandon Sanderson). Unfortunately, given his stubbornness and views on fan fiction, that's unlikely to happen.



Brandon Sanderson was only asked to take over because Jordan died. Even then, Sanderson has basically said "I didnt write the last books. I just wrote what happened". A lot of it was just chapters described by Jordan with postit notes or brief sentences saying what would happen to particular chapters. Occasionally an entire chapter was written by Jordan but most was basically empty and needed filling in by Sanderson.

This all said, I wont purchase the fire and ice series until they are all written. Not having another death of an author I like again before they finish the books!
Edited by: "Zellith" 19th May
I was shocked watching Season 8 and thought it was like some crazy person who had never watched the show had made it. I voted on that petition to have it remade but then I read that all the big things that happened in Season 8 were in line with George R Martin's plans for what happens in the final books. They clearly however rushed Season 8 and drew a straight line to the final events from Season 7 instead of building the story and characters and it makes no sense. It feels like there are several books missing between Season 7 and 8 of the TV show and there probably are. I also don't believe he will ever finish the books - he will die before that happens.
Looking at this boxset, the sizes of the books doesn't make sense. Must be microscopic writing on two of these books.
Zellith19/05/2019 16:12

Brandon Sanderson was only asked to take over because Jordan died. Even …Brandon Sanderson was only asked to take over because Jordan died. Even then, Sanderson has basically said "I didnt write the last books. I just wrote what happened". A lot of it was just chapters described by Jordan with postit notes or brief sentences saying what would happen to particular chapters. Occasionally an entire chapter was written by Jordan but most was basically empty and needed filling in by Sanderson.This all said, I wont purchase the fire and ice series until they are all written. Not having another death of an author I like again before they finish the books!


Yes, I know. GRRM could do the same. (Death or no death!) The plot outlines are there. Hell, so many sample chapters of the next book have been published, you've got a quarter of the book right there! It's obvious he's lost control of the whole project. I started reading 20 years ago when the first few books had been published. I don't know if you remember, but it was supposed to be a trilogy back then!

And agree. Not reading any more books until the whole thing is complete. Been burned too many times. JV Jones I'm looking at you!
Rumors are that the sixth and seventh books are well underway and that they'll be released after the show has finished, an agreement with HBO not to steal their thunder. Just a rumor, mind.
asl331219/05/2019 16:21

Rumors are that the sixth and seventh books are well underway and that …Rumors are that the sixth and seventh books are well underway and that they'll be released after the show has finished, an agreement with HBO not to steal their thunder. Just a rumor, mind.


He has made very clear that the rumours are untrue. I believe him and think they are BS as Season 8 wouldn't be the mess that it is if there was source material in existence.
The first book is the best, it is available in free pdf form (none dodgy) if you google it,it comes straight up. Try it first.

Some people dont like the way the books were going and whilst I agree that the quality dropped off a little, theres a wonderful natural and anti-Tolkien errantry to the way the story unfolds. It literally does feel like its not going to end, just roll on, like real life does.

There are also sample chapters of the forthcoming book on the internet. I'm trying to stave off most of the tv series until at least it comes out. No spoilers please, Aquaman doesnt drown.
Edited by: "chimpee" 19th May
asl331219/05/2019 16:21

Rumors are that the sixth and seventh books are well underway and that …Rumors are that the sixth and seventh books are well underway and that they'll be released after the show has finished, an agreement with HBO not to steal their thunder. Just a rumor, mind.


This would make sense
WoodRust19/05/2019 09:44

Comes complete with Starbucks cup and other paraphernalia for authenticity.


It wasn't a Starbucks cup lol
Not every Coffee cup is Starbucks, it was a brown cup
It could be anything but it was actually just a catering service coffee
This is great, I’d buy it if it was a complete set but I feel like there’s no point when it’s not all out. Like when people buy box sets of all but 2 seasons.
Jace_Phoenix19/05/2019 09:02

Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a …Reflected in the terrible last two seasons of the TV show, never seen a show nosedive so badly


Dexter?
cossy319/05/2019 12:52

You’re told by who? His physician? Christ, the amount of b0llocks on this s …You’re told by who? His physician? Christ, the amount of b0llocks on this site.



By people that know him, of course? I've been involved in publishing for the last 30 odd years.

Don't be so negative about things!
steve122119/05/2019 17:20

By people that know him, of course? I've been involved in publishing for …By people that know him, of course? I've been involved in publishing for the last 30 odd years.Don't be so negative about things!


Yeah sure you know him.
cossy319/05/2019 17:24

Yeah sure you know him.



If you actually read the post, you'll see I didn't say that I did?
Are they real leather? They have to go with a sofa.
steve122119/05/2019 17:27

If you actually read the post, you'll see I didn't say that I did?


To be fair, even if he was in the best of health, the chances of a 70 year old man living to see 80 is only 69%!
Yas19/05/2019 16:20

Yes, I know. GRRM could do the same. (Death or no death!) The plot …Yes, I know. GRRM could do the same. (Death or no death!) The plot outlines are there. Hell, so many sample chapters of the next book have been published, you've got a quarter of the book right there! It's obvious he's lost control of the whole project. I started reading 20 years ago when the first few books had been published. I don't know if you remember, but it was supposed to be a trilogy back then!And agree. Not reading any more books until the whole thing is complete. Been burned too many times. JV Jones I'm looking at you!


I personally think he should of kept the first 3 as a trilogy and then wrote other books based in the same world , so he would of had more space to develop the new characters
Master_Yoda19/05/2019 16:27

He has made very clear that the rumours are untrue. I believe him and …He has made very clear that the rumours are untrue. I believe him and think they are BS as Season 8 wouldn't be the mess that it is if there was source material in existence.


Neither party is likely to admit it's true either though to be honest.

It is believed that GRRM has given the show runners a vague idea of the plot after the source material ended, eg Hodor, whilst leaving them free to fill in the rest of the gaps.

The main issue with this season, and the previous one is that they have been rushed to fit in with the shorter run of episodes. This is 100% down to the show runners.
Edited by: "asl3312" 19th May
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