2017 Sep 22
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.
This book certainly needs no introduction – A Game of Thrones has become a worldwide phenomenon. With the premiere of season 8 of the popular TV show so far away, now is the perfect time to read (or reread) the amazing novels which inspired the hit series. The first novel by George R.R. Martin is a brilliant introduction into the fictional world of Westeros. While the introduction to the many characters in the beginning may seem overwhelming in the show, the book pulls it off well.
The buildup and series of events which leads to each turning point in the story is executed well. Although the writing style is fixed and serious, Martin’s way with words simply adds to the realistic nature of his fictional world. Each character’s description and introspective thoughts make it an interesting read. The unexpected storyline and incredible character dynamics make it a worthwhile read, even if you have binged the TV show from start to finish!