HBO's hit series "A game of thrones" is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series "A song of ice and fire", the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. "A game of thrones" is the first volume in the series. `Completely immersive' Guardian.`When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground' Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men . . . all will play the Game of Thrones.