A Game of Thrones
by George R.R. Martin
A movie or television series can make the book better. I enjoyed the HBO series Game of Thrones enough to watch it twice and then read the book. The HBO series brought the book’s intricate plot and richly drawn characters to life. It is a sweeping epic fantasy with charming and sinister knights, political intrigue, battles, love stories, supernatural forces, and even dragons. Although I could easily check out the second book in the series; I’m going to wait and watch season two of the HBO series first – in this case, for me, it is better that way.
“Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.”