My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I just finished reading this for the second time. The first was many years ago, but I still cringed as I got to the “Red Wedding”.
The books are engrossing, pulling you in, but the third book was dark. What little happiness there was turned to ash by the end.
I can only compare the series to heroine. It gives you a high, but at a cost. Wow – I hope the 4rth book has a plotline that doesn’t have the main character getting slaughtered.
I get that the series is “realistic” – but for gods sake, can I just root for someone who isn’t going to be a bastard or croak?
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book, but other than Bran and John Snow’s plots, there is very little joy, and even those are mixed with due sadness.