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I came upon ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ because I had seen the television series ‘A Game of Thrones’ at first I didn’t even know there were books of this awesome series. When a friend of mine told me there were I bought them all, A Song of Ice and Fire, and would soon find out that the money wasn’t wasted. As any fantasy book ‘A Game of Thrones’ is a bit dry at first, you get to know the names of all the characters, the scenery and a bit of history. But after a few pages when you’ll get to know the characters you’ll be hooked, the story will drag you in deeper and deeper, your nights will be short because you’ll be wondering what wil happen all the time and closing the book will be as hard as quitting heroin. What I find so interesting about ‘A Game of Thrones’ is that you learn a lot, it resembles Europe in the medieval times a great lot and shows you how much society was based on intrige, sex, violence and honor. But those things are not the only things you can learn about real history, seemingly fictional animals such as dire wolfs, aurochs and white ravens are based on animals that did live in reality. ‘A Game of Thrones’ shows a great deal of details about society too, but mainly the side of the aristocracy. ‘A Game of Thrones’ also involves zombies and evil things that only hunt in the darkness of winter, and winter is coming.

In ‘A Game of Thrones’ you follow the stories of nine protagonists, most of them from the Stark family, a powerfull family who descend from the first men and come from Winterfell in the north of the seven kingdoms. The story of a family that is based on honor and truth. Eddard, the lord of Winterfell is commanded to take place at the side of his friend and king, but the world at court doesn’t involve honor. And those who seek power would soon drag him into a game of which he never knew it existed.  Deanerys Targaryen, the last descendant of the overthrown king seeks a place on the Iron throne too and will discover great resorces to get that throne. But the Lannisters want it to and they’ve got the money, all the money, to buy it, but in a world that still has to do with honor money isn’t enough to play the game of thrones…

Every fantasy lover will be spelled by the magnificant story of ‘A Game of Thrones’, at last a series again that can be placed on the same shelf as ‘The Lord of the Rings’. ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ really is half a meter of epic fantasy that I can reccomend to all!

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