quote CrocodylusIf you like action, adventure, romance, mystery, medieval mayhem and a smidgen of the supernatural, this series is for you. I swear to god, these are the best books I've read since Lord of the Rings, and I find them more fun to read than Harry Potter (though Harry Potter is more for the younger sort than this series).
If you've ever read a novel before, than these are a MUST READ. If you read this thread and neglect to at least check out this series on your next trip to the bookstore, then I swear I'll use what knowledge of black-magic I have to curse you...
Anyways, they're great. I wish I could talk to more people on Neo about them, but I don't know anyone whose read them, so I'm trying to GET people to read them.
Details: Author is George R.R. Martin, series is called A Song of Ice and Fire, first book is called A Game of Thrones, and you can find the rest out from there.
Imagine a feudal kingdom on a massive continent in a world filled with many cultures and half-legendary lands and an ancient history. Imagine a time where dragons once lived but magic is now dwindling, yet the seasons can be long or short, bringing glorious summers or terrible winters that last years at a time. Imagine a massive iron throne from which seven kingdoms are ruled, with false knights and true all gathered about it in hopes of blood or glory or profit, and shadows behind it pushing the pieces that make up the game of thrones.
quote Praetorian_LordHa that's true! The first series is really quite wonderful though. I'd recommend giving it a try once you've finished the book; if nothing else but to see what you think of the adaptation!I just google image search them Mouldy Cheese if I want a face to put with the name. Best of both worlds!
quote MaChaoTheSplendidHopefully! I'd really like to see them play a larger part as they're really quite different to the rest of the seven kingdoms. Particularly loved the idea of the Water Gardens.I always quite liked them too. I'm not sure how important they'll be later on, or which way they'll swing tbh. I really liked the Viper and Doran. Quentyn.. not so much.
I wanted to know more about Dark Star too, though there's always the chance he'll pop back up later on.
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