Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Song of Fire and Ice: Game of Thrones

Hola! Apparently this is my 100th post! Yay! Okay, back to business. A Song of Fire and Ice: Game of Thrones is by George R. R. Martin. Because this book is so complicated, I will give a brief overview and list what are in my opinion the most important characters. The Seven Kingdoms are really one, large, rather unstable kingdom ruled by King Robert the Usurper. Political intrigue runs rampant as many people  plot and scheme over every detail of the court, from the treasury to the people appointed to different positions by the King himself. The story morphs a ton, but basically, that is the incredibly simple version. Important characters: Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell. Jon Snow, his bastard who lives with the rest of the family in Winterfell. Robert Baratheon, the King and almost a brother to Eddard. Daenerys Targaryen, the princess whose kingdom Robert Usurped and the last of the blood of the dragon. Tyrion Lannister, a dwarf whose alliances seem to change, (And definitely the only cool Lannister). Cersei Lannister, Roberts's ambitious wife and mother to Jofferey Lannister. I really like this series, the books are a little long-winded but very well thought out. The weaving plot is fascinating and the varying cast of characters is a good way to display this complex story. I definitely recommend this book if you have loads of time, four stars. (It might be a bit mature.) 

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