Monday, February 20, 2017

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Do I even need to do a review on this book?  I think everyone has heard about this book or at least watched the show, I love, love the show too.  But if you watch just the show, give the book a try, I know it is intimidating (over 800 pages? heck yeah) but it is so worth it.

Let's jump for a quick review of this amazing and crazy book:

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin


Summers last decades but Winters?  Winters can last a lifetime.  And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a course 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.

When Lord Ed comes to court as the Hand of the King he knows the job will be hard but he never thought how hard it would be, when he starts to investigate the death of the previous Hand that's when things start to go south.  The closer he gets to the truth the crazy the court gets.  And once he does finds out the truth, his good friend and the King dies.  Ed tries to do the right thing but by doing what is right is never the right thing and that is what leads to his destruction.  Not only his destruction but of his whole entire family too as war is started all over.

We also follow Jon, Ed's bastard son who choose life at the wall and once he learns what is happening to his family starts to doubt his decision.  But the things that starts happening at the wall starts to reassure him why he choose that life.

Another main character that we follow and one of my favorites is Daenerys, who fights for the Iron Throne, we see how her brother sells her in order to gain power and help to claim the Iron Throne but that didn't go so well, right?  Then we see her married and how that went for her.  By the end of the book, Daenerys is not the little girl from the beginning of the book, she is fierce and ready to battle and fight for what she wants.  She is freaking amazing.  You root for her even if you don't want to.

There are also chapters from other characters, Tyrion, he is so freaking funny and even though he is a Lannister you still fall in love with him.

Overall, even though this book is over 800 pages, and yes there are some parts that drag, but once you really start getting into it?  It is amazing.  5 out of 5 stars because once you reach the end of it?  You want more, trust me.