A Game of Thrones

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an amazing story and powerful book. The author does what so many fear to do, kill or maim main characters, and move along to the next.

While it has a cutting freshness, the number and depths of the sub-stories is almost too much. Like a pleasure gone over to pain. I struggled with a sense of multiple personality disorder as I continued reading, and this is the 2nd pass for me. I read the series when it came out a while ago.

Overall, an excellent work and well worth the read and the money, especially given how much gets put on your plate – but it’s also not the first sword and “sorcery” book I’d put in front of you if you were new to the genre.