Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Book Review: A Game of Thrones

This current book of mine sprang out of curiosity. The "Game of Thrones" is one of HBO's series and yes like a lot of novels these days it ended up in our telly screens. I honestly wasnt bothered about it until I saw the book and thought it be a nice treat for me somehow to indulge myself in a novel where heads roll....and roll they did!!

This would be my second novel saga and the first book (of four), my first was "Chronicles of Narnia".  "A Game Of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin is a good escape into a land where seasons last for years, summers are long and vibrant full of life but deathly winter is bitterly cold and so much more. The first book takes readers into the seven kingdoms, seven houses and King Robert of the House Baratheon rules the seven kingdoms. With King Robert is his trusted friend Lord Eddard Stark of the House of Winterfell. These two men starts book one in a kaleidoscope of stories filled with honour, deceit, loyalty, betrayal, of exile, of dragons and direwolves, of adventure and war, of Imps and of the "Others".

What I love about this novel is the suspense that the author slowly builds up making sure that readers will hang onto the pages as it unfolds chapter after chapter. Good twists are not to be missed as well and more than that heads roll. Im not a big fan of sagas but this one is worth the read. You ask why? Book one itself has proven that it has everything that any reader wants, there is adventure, there is suspense, mysticism, love story as well. I believe this series is the saga for adults, if kids have Chronicles of Narnis, teens have Twilight, there is no doubting that Game of Thrones is meant to be read by adults.

I give this first book, A Game of Thrones a four out of five stars.

Onto book two!

Till my next read.