A Game Of Thrones
By : G.R.R.Martin
i'm a huge fan of GRRM ♥
and one word : this book is just FANTASTIC
the story begins with the King, Robert Baratheon, riding north to Winterfell to visit Lord Eddard Stark and his family (his wife (Catlyn Stark), his five children (Rob, Bran, Rickon, Arya and Sansa) and his base-born (bastard) son, Jon Snow) . Lord Eddard (Ned) is a close friend with the king, and played a big role in the rebellion that gave the king his power. King Robert took the Iron Throne from the Targaryens who ruled Westeros for three hundred years.
. Robert’s visit was to ask Ned Stark to return south with him to Kings Landing, to be the King’s Hand after the suspicious death of the previous Jon Arryn.
meanwhile Ned's wife , Catlyn receives a letter from her sister (Jon Arryn's wife) , claiming that his death was not a natural one, but murder by the hands of the Lannister family. This letter is what encourages Ned to accept the King’s request and ride south to Kings Landing, to serve as a hand while at the same time investigating the cause of Jon Arryn’s death.
When Ned Stark leaves for Kings Landing, he takes his daughters Arya and Sansa with him. leaving his wife with their sons Robb and Bran who mysteriously fell from a tower, while Jon joined the Night's Watch.
a tension and problems grew between House Stark and house Lannister (Queen Cercei (The king's Wife) and her two brothers, Ser Jamie of the Kings Guard and the imp Tyrion), a very powerful family from the West.
Lady Catelyn was convinced that the Lannisters who tried to kill her son. so she left her sons and traveled to Kings Landing and was led to believe that Tyrion Lannister ( the imp ) is the responsible of that , so she hunts the man and captures him. She takes him to the Eerie, in the Vale at her sister to punish him for killing Jon Arryn and the attempt to kill Bran.
and While all of this happen , word reaches Kings Landing of a last living member of House Targaryen, A girl, by the name of Daenerys Targaryen the rightful queen of the iron throne, and if she were to return to Westeros she could break everything that Robert Baratheon’s rebellion had worked to achieve.
at the end of the book, the Seven Kingdoms collapse when King Robert dies, and Joffery Baratheon (his son) becomes the king , who is a tempered evil young boy with a lust for violence and causing pain.
after a lot of investigation Ned Stark figures that Joffery is the son of Queen Cercei Lannister and her twin brother, Jaime Lannister. which leads to his execution !
the execution of Ned Stark break off the North from the seven kingdoms and his son Robb becomes the King of the north, he is willing to avenge his father's death.
i've missed a lot of events but i tried to put only the essential.
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
“Silence sometimes yielded more than questions.”
Tyrion ♥ Ned ♥ Arya ♥ Jon