Book Review: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

My Gemstone Rating:


This was a re-read for me and I still really enjoyed it. The Show has made me want to read again and see what details I missed the first time and there was a couple of new ones. Still a solid read, complex and a lot of lines to keep track of.

Normally I get a little bit worried with books that have so much going on, however this one still manages to hold together well with all those characters. I would highly reccomend this one to those who haven’t read it yet, most certainly if you are a fan of the show.

For the record…still HATE Joffrey.


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