OK, so I decided that we need a separate thread for this series. If it turns out that only Scott and I ever post in this thread, so be it.
So, I am now about 660 pages into Book 1, A Game of Thrones
, which I picked up thanks to a recommendation by Scott in the JD Book Club. It is a fantastic book and I thank Scott for his suggestion.
There are many similarities between the story so far and the historical War of the Roses (history, NOT the crappy 80s movie
). I cannot believe how I was quickly sucked into the story and the world of the Seven Kingdoms.
Man, so a lot of people that I thought would be major players in this series start dropping off! There is a lot of set-up only to surprise you by someone unexpected croaking off!
Already a few of the characters I had grown to really like have been cast aside.
Of course, the beauty of the book is that each passing gives specific motivation to the rest of the cast to play out their roles.
OK, I won't say any more until I am finished with the book, although I am interested to see what will happen with Drogo and his khaleesi
as they prepare to sail west. Should be interesting when the Dragon meets the Lion and the Wolf and the Rest...
My goal is to finish book 1 before I head out for Portland (Christmas Travel) so that I can start book 2, A Clash of Kings
on my plane ride west!
So, anyone else heard of or read any of the books in this series? Played the CCG? Read any of the Anthology short stories or Graphic Novels?