Monday, June 20, 2011

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before I come to todays review I have to say a huge Sorry to everyone. I know I've been gone for a long time, but sometimes I just need time to read all those awesome books I'm bloging about. I hope you understand that :)

One of the best fantasy books I've read in a long time.

Game of Thrones is about kings and queens, intrigues and loyalty, about family and hope. But most of all it is about honorable men fighting for their lives. Or maybe not.

Game of Thrones is breathtaking and exhausting in the best of all ways. You follow every step the protagonists do and you try to forsee what may happen to them, but you just cannot do that. In books like this most of the time you know what's happening and how the puzzle fits, because you know a little bit more than the protagonist and watch him or her collecting the pieces. But this book is far more interesting because, though, you see the scenery from so many different point of views the pieces just don't seem to fit. You struggle to find the truth and you are just as clueless as the Protagonist. That is what makes this book stand out from the majority of fantasy books about kings, princes, dragons and the game for the crown.

The characters are lovely and you can't escape their charm, it doesn't matter if you talk about the antagonist or any sidekick, they are all well-developed and you understand their motives and their motions, though you sometimes ask yourselves "Gosh, was that really necessary?"

Game of Thrones is a wonderful read, that leaves you wanting more, and it is a wonderful fantasy book, fulfilling all the stereotypes and being totally different in the same moment...

A suggestion for everyone :)

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