“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister
I tried to read this book many years ago and to be honest it was hard for me to follow. There were so many characters, so many story lines and so many villages. I had trouble keeping it straight. Then my husband and I started watching the TV Show that airs on HBO. My thoughts were that after seeing the characters and having a visual for them and where they live, that it would help with the book. I picked up the book again.
Yep! It helped a lot!
Now, the book is pretty darn close to how the show is. It doesn’t stray too much. With that being said, boy, this is a fantastic read. It’s like lord of the rings, pumped up to the next level. There are dragons, drama, magic and more. I was already attached to the characters from the show, but reading the book I found myself even more so. The book offers the most interesting look into the thoughts of the characters. Take Jon Snow, for example. In the book we get a glimpse into his inner dialogue, his everyday thoughts. The show can only capture so much of that. And Dany! We are brought into the deep love she grows for her Kahl.
If the length intimidates you, just remember that it is an easy read. It’s not like your reading Shakespeare or Dostoevsky! This is a fun, heavy, dark, whimsical, crazy adventure story that will keep you entertained. I can honestly say there was no part of the book that felt like a lull I needed to push through.
Have you read this book? Did you like it?
Until next time, plant nothing but love.