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|George R. R. Martin|
This series is an original HBO production based on the first book in a fantasy series by the author George R.R. Martin. Elements of a medieval kingdom combine with fantasy to produce a story of courtly intrigue and civil war. King Robert Baratheon is fighting to maintain control of his kingdom, while across the Narrow Sea the heirs of the former king plot to invade and overthrow him. King Robert chooses Ned Stark, an old friend, to be "The Hand of the King", doing his bidding and controlling his subjects. The story takes place in a massive territory stretching from the North, where The Wall protects the kingdom from the dark forces of White Walkers and Direwolves, to the South, where plots and intrigue are bred in the heat, to the savage lands of the Eastern kingdom. Threatened on all sides, will the Kingdom stand or fall? Great characters, an intriguing story and a glorious production combine to make this a must-see! If you want to know what happens next and can't wait for the next season, try the books by George R.R. Martin. The library has them all!
Please be aware, as in many HBO productions, this series contains a fair bit of sex and violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.
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