I’m at roughly the halfway point of A Song of Ice and Fire (middle of the third book) so here goes my spoiler-free five minute review:
A Song of Ice and Fire is the good stuff. It is what you hope for every time you pick up a new author, look twice at an intriguing cover, skim a cover flap with hopes that the book is as good as the summary. It is not over hyped, its praises are fairly sung. Epic fantasy is word diluted, but this series delivers as promised. Readers enter a saga meticulous in detail, yet played out a grand scale.
The details make the books and as George R.R. Martin jumps between characters, the story remains consistant and well woven, true to the small as it is to the large. He expertly plays the reader’s loyalties against themselves, leaving a taste of bitter defeat for every victory, a peek into the true world of conflicted allegiance.
I say the true world, not the real world. The real world is for the factual. The true world is where our great myths live, where our songs, villains, and heros mix together in rainbow puddles, living off the real world like gasoline shimmering on water. Here the fuel drips across the page, the books full of fire and sword, songs of ice and of fire.
- deweydell said: cersei is such a head bitch in charge and i love it. hope you enjoy her pov chapters when she gets them. also i LOVE that this is a book full of shades of grey morally and such, and characters can both devolve and work on redeeming themselves.
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