“Book bargains? Yes, please!”
Author: George R R Martin
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Age: Adult
Released: 12th July 2012 (UK version)
I can’t be the only person who trawls through the internet seeking book bargains. I’ve recently been on a hunt for the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
I know very little about the story if I’m honest. I’ve read 1/4 of the first book when a friend lent it to me, but never managed to finish. Not because it was a bad book, but I just couldn’t find the time. So.. now that I have a bit more time to dedicate to this series, I thought I’d share some of the better prices.
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age, and is now available in a collectible box set, including an exclusive fold-out map of Westeros. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.
The box set includes:
A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
A STORM OF SWORDS,1: STEEL AND SNOW
A STORM OF SWORDS 2: BLOOD AND GOLD
A FEAST FOR CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS 1: DREAMS AND DUST
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 2: AFTER THE FEAST
Amazon has it on offer for £29.99, which is very fair. It includes all the books from the series so far. For seven books it works out at £4.20 per book, which is a reasonable price.
Waterstones is slightly more expensive at £33.00 for the boxset. However, you have the added advantage of Waterstones Loyalty Card Points. You will earn £0.99 worth of points if you buy from Waterstones, and at the moment there is an extra 10% discount if you use the code JB4466 at the checkout until 14th June 2012. See here for details.
I’m not sure which one I’m leaning towards, but I think they both work out to the same price if you factor in Loyalty card points..