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  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780753540992
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

A Game of Groans

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In the land of the Eight (or was it Six?) Kingdoms – where seasons can last decades and comparisons to Tolkien a lifetime – trouble is brewing. For the Barkers of Summerseve, times are about to get as tough as the pronunciation of ‘Daenerys Targaryen’.

From this world of outdoor fornication with horse-people (and indoor fornication with blood relatives) comes an epic story of novella proportions as the Barkers, their BFFs, and their enemies strive to star in that funniest of concepts: a parody of George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones.

'The literary mash-up we're dying to see!' i09.com

‘There was a bloodied knife on Allbran’s bed. Lady Gateway Barker knew what she had to do; what all the royals in Summerseve did when somebody tried to kill a member of their family: gather up a bunch of people and horses, and go from one place to another.’

This is the hilarious parody of the George R. R. Martin bestseller A Game of Thrones.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780753540992
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

George R. R. Washington

George R. R. Washington is the author of many novels. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Outer Limits, Teen Wolf, and many other films and pilots that are currently stored in the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. He lives with the lovely Natalie in Chicago, Illinois.

Praise for A Game of Groans

“The literary mash-up we're dying to see!”


“If you can’t get enough of the Starks, Lannisters, dragons, battles, and romance, check out the clever parody by George R. R. Washington called A Game of Groans. Be prepared to laugh and groan out loud at the humour you’ll encounter on every page. This makes a great gift for fans of the original book and/or show. Adults will really enjoy this funny take on an already excellent fantasy novel.”

Sacramento Book Review

“Irreverent ... sure to give fans a few laughs.”

Sacramento Bee

“Quirky and fun, this book has humour as well as a cracking concept. Four stars”

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