A Clash of Kings - George R R Martin

Well, I am definitely still hooked. The plot detail alone is outstanding and the characters grow with every chapter; I don't know how Martin keeps everything together, but he sure does.

I don't want to give away any of the story, but I will say this. Although I've only read the first two books in the series, this is one of the best fantasy epics I've ever read. I can't put it down.

If you haven't already read A Song of Ice and Fire, go out and buy it, borrow it from a library or a friend, but seriously, put it at the top of your TBR list!


A Game of Thrones - George R R Martin

There's just something about fantasy on an epic scale and Martin definitely delivers. A Game of Thrones is just the beginning. The first book isn't packed full of action but it's an excellent introduction to the characters and the lands and cultures they inhabit.

Excellently written, each chapter is narrated by a different character, giving the reader a thorough view of events. Some characters are lovable and others you just love to hate.

Set in a world which resembles our own medieval Europe, Kings, knights and chivalry abound. The men and women of this story inhabit a world where summer lasts for years; but, the longer the summer, the harder and longer the winter. The Seven Kingdoms are on the brink of winter and with winter comes the hint of a return to days gone by. Days where the Children of the Forest could communicate with the old gods and giants walked in the North.

At the close of the first novel, the King is dead, civil war is on the horizon as three lords contend for the Iron Throne and the last female child of the old line of dragon kings, exiled in a strange land, ushers in a new era with the birth of three dragons, long thought to be extinct.

I can hardly spare time to eat. All I want to do is read. I can't wait to see how epic this epic will get!


It's been sooo long!

So, I just bought my first house and I've been extremely occupied with moving, paint, wallpaper removal and gardening! I planted my first rose bush! If it seems that I haven't posted in awhile, this is why. No time!!

I'm about halfway through the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. I'm enjoying it immensely and my boyfriend has to pry me away to work around the house. I'm so conflicted. I want to read continuously, but I want to make my house look pretty. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this book is great and I'm having a hard time putting it down!

So far, so good.