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I’ve never been into Sci Fi, but my twin sister got me started on the
the Game of Thrones television show. I got through about three episodes
before I had to stop to read the book. I’m about halfway through now,
and I’m totally hooked. The characters are so dynamic and against each
other. There’s so much depth to the characters, their stories and the
kingdoms. It’s like crack — not that I’ve done that — but I just can’t
put the book down. I particularly like Tyrion. He’s played by Peter
Dinklage in the show. He stands in contrast to a lot of the other
characters. He’s witty and mindful of every action to make up for his
short stature. It’s just so compelling. No one can escape his or
her fate; ‘Winter is coming.’
The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean.
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.