A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin

9 Jul

GOTI first heard about “A Game of Thrones” through the HBO TV series. Great things were said about it, and I grew more and more curious. A friend of mine told me about the books, and how good they were. Me, being an avid reader, thought “why not read them, and then watch the TV series?”. So I did. I bought the first book and started reading it immediately.

It didn’t take me long to finish it, although it’s a 800 page volume (that I read on my kindle, so the weight is the same). I look forward to the first season of the series, that I’m going to start watching soon. The second volume of the book, “A Clash of Kings” is already downloaded and ready for me.

The book itself tells the tale of several rival families in the Seven Kingdoms. I won’t go into much detail, except to say that intrigue, murder, evil plots, honor, and sacrifice, are some of the ingredients.  All weaved and told with mastery by the author. The book grips you from beginning to end.

If you like books like “the Lord of the Rings”, you will surely like this one. Each chapter is named after a character, and tells the tale from their own perspective. The language is sometimes difficult, especially for a non English native  (and for many natives, I’d bet), since it uses many ancient words. Thankfully, Kindle comes with a built in dictionary.

The series is made up of five books, but I hear the full series will be seven books. The second, and maybe third will be some of my summer reading.

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