This is yet another masterpiece from GRRM. It’s very well written with lots of interesting characters. Unlike many other authors GRRM succeeds at keeping his hosts of characters unique and believable. The plots are both intricate and unpredictable with twists and turns in every corner. Prepare to laugh, weep, morn, and shudder all at the same time. I haven't read all the fantasy books out there, so I can't say it's the best ever written... but "A Song of Ice and Fire" is by far the best series I've come upon so far.
A cunning, complex and thrilling experience awaits you. There's a war to fight and an iron chair to win. Who will prevail, and who will falter? Is Westeros going to be one kingdom or seven? And what faith awaits the Starks?
Only one thing is certain, you don't want to miss out on this book!
This is a true masterpiece; some say the best fantasy ever written... I guess it's all in the eyes of the reader. I haven't read all of them, but so far no one comes close to GRRM's series "A Song of Ice and Fire". This particular book is of many considered the best in the series so far (there's only four written at the moment). I think they're all good and haven't decided which is best yet.
It took me a while to decide if I liked it or not. But once I got hooked there was no turning back. If you're looking for the usual epic story of a little farmer boy from a village far away that has to flee his home ‘cause he is destined to save the world from the evil lord that just escaped his prison from under the mountain... then you'll certainly be disappointed.
This is an intricate story with lots of plots and subplots. Each character has their own agenda. As you get to know the characters you'll notice that it's not always easy to say who's good and who's bad. It all depends on your point of view. Sometimes you just have to feel sorry for the "bad guys".
This is a battle for power. Although powerful magic exists, it really has a very small part to play in this book. I'd classify it as a "low fantasy" in a "high fantasy" setting. GRRM is a fantastic author and has been compared with giants like Ernest Hemingway. His world is even more complex and “real” then Tolkien’s (although Tolkien’s languages are more evolved then GRRM’s). I’d say GRRM is what this genre has lacked. His work is so totally different from anything else I’ve come across so far, and yes I love it!
This is a children's book really. But it's got a lot of humour and the narrator make's it worth while. She's one of the best out there, and with audio books that really makes a difference. Just listen to the sample provided and you'll understand what I mean. As for the story... well it's enjoyable, maybe a little too long and a touch too predictable for my taste, but all in all a pretty good children’s story.
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