Originally titled A Song of Ice and Fire, this book has been re-titled Game of Thrones due to the popularity of the TV adaptation.
I read quite a bit of fantasy & sci-fi, but I had been putting off reading the Thrones books, despite them being absolutely everywhere. I guess the size of them might have put me off, to be honest. Eventually a fellow librarian grabbed me by my metaphorical spectacle-chain and refused to let go until I promised to read them, so I had to give them a go.
I found a bold and immense tale of kings, lords, treachery and war. The pace and complexity of the story-telling never once faltered over the 800+ pages. The setting is suitably huge and convincing, the characters fully-formed and engaging and the plot suitably epic.
Who would I recommend it to? Readers of Wolf Hall, looking for another chunky and involving read, perhaps? Certainly readers of the great fantasy series of David Eddings and Robin Hobb.
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