A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on 6 August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award.
Winter Rise Music Festival made a grand return this summer after taking a sabbatical in the wake of founder Nathan Cooper's passing. Albeit, the three-day music extravaganza has always had a knack for making the careers of its performers, a new fire has been lit at the core of the organisation. The fire spells Rey Cooper.