Day 1: A Song of Ice and Fire
In a land where seasons span years and summer has lasted far too long...Winter is coming...
A Song of Ice and Fire book series is written by George R.R. Martin. It is a fantasy series unlike any you have read before. It's raw, real, and completely head turning. Currently there are four books: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows. Last month we received the release date for the long awaited, A Dance with Dragons!
What first turned me on to the books was not only the depth of the story, but the amazing ability of GRRM to write in various voices. From a coming of age young lady to a stunted and disgruntled dwarf and back to a protective mother of five and on to a father just trying to live his life honorably and prepare for the coming winter, GRRM gives them all a uniqueness all their own. Instead of being broken up by chapters the books switch narrative and as the series progresses readers gain access to a growing number of characters which causes viewpoints and truths to shift and twist.
If the bookworm in you still isn't screaming to pick up these books, perhaps this will persuade you. If you haven't heard, HBO has picked up the story for their show "Game of Thrones" on April 17th. To say I'm excited for this show is putting it lightly. What I'll Be Looking for in HBO's a Game of Thrones. (no book spoilers in link) The network has put in a large chunk of cash into creating this world and has come up with some of the most creative marketing strategies I have ever seen. You may not have time to finish the books before the premier, but it's never too late to start reading!
Also, I always feel like I should warn people before picking up these books. They are not for the faint of heart. If you love fantastical romance where nothing bad ever happens, you may not take to this story. These books capture the reality of the politics of war and the fight for power while also bringing in an element of magic and fantasy. I've enjoyed them for their truth and for the underlying social statements that are portrayed, but that's not to say I've been frustrated by several plot twists.
If you happen to pick them up or have read them, let me know what you think!!
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