Thursday, 8 May 2014


The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean.

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.

Let me start with, this is NOT a review, where would i even start? The synopsis makes it sound relitavely simple to read. South against North? Sort of. I am not a fanstasy reader, but the tv show drew me in and i knew i had to read the books.  This is an achievement, i finished it! I finally finished it. I have been reading this for months, and i finally hit the point where i wanted to read it. In the grand scheme of it all, ive barely scratched the surface. There is so many names, places and people to remember, to know whos who and why. Seeing the show helped, to an extent although i cant form my own ideas of characters however i think they were cast pretty good. 

I leave you with this;
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

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