Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin

Invariably described as the best new fantasy trilogy since Stephen Donaldson's "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" - and I loved those books - A Game of Thrones is the first of three in the series called A Song of Fire and Ice.

The Seven Kingdoms south of The wall are threatened with rivalry, greed, treachery and war. Meanwhile a darker force is moving in beyond the Wall.

Each chapter in the book is named after the character whose viewpoint you are learning about, and there are many characters each of which are utterly believable. There is no good, nor evil. Everybody is in shades of grey. In this world with a recorded history of 8,000 years, you live or you die.

Invariably described as gripping, highly readable, wonderful, highly recommended, A Game of Thrones is not one to miss!

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