The book sat on my bookshelf for a couple months. I finished the book that I had been reading and then went to look for something new...nothing sounded good to me. I finally decided to start reading Game of Thrones...mainly because I felt guilty for having CT's book so long already. I didn't go in with the best frame of mind, the first few chapters I was literally thinking "blah, blah, blah, sword, blah, blah, blah, king, blah, blah, blah, knight..." The story was intricate and complex and soon enough I was hooked. I even charted out characters, houses, and relationships since there were many and with complicated and detailed histories - just so I could help keep everything straight in my brain.
|Please don't die|
Be sure to check out the HBO series A Game of Thrones premiering April 17th, 2011. It looks pretty darn good.
And if you like complex, character driven stories where characters aren't black and white but all shades of grey: Read the books! Even if you are not a fan of fantasy books, give them a try. It is worth the time and effort.