This is definitely NOT a book review of the Game of Thrones series. This is more of a book
rant, I mean, recommendation.
*** Spoilers galore! *** If you don’t want to know any details about Game of Thrones, stop reading! ***
How can an author kill off some of our favorite characters, introduce some of us to some abhorrent behavior, and still keep us as such devout readers?
So, when’s the next in the series coming out? ;D
I’m not a big fan of series in any genre. I mean, it’s just too much commitment for someone who has a seven-foot stack of books next to her bed leering at her every night and every morning reminding her they need to be read yet. But because my bestie is fantabulous, I caved to her pleading and picked up the first book in the series, Game of Thrones.
My first issue with the series was that there were so many characters with such strange and similar names. I mean, I can barely remember all my own kids’ names on a daily basis. It took me a few chapters before I decided I was going to at least stick it out and finish the first book. (Like I said before, so much commitment and such a mountainous to-read pile.) Some where between the end of the first book and the beginning of the second, A Clash of Kings, I was hooked.
The characters are definitely the fuel for this story. So much so that when the supposed main character in the first book, Lord Eddard Stark, was beheaded, I almost threw my Kindle across the room. (But, of course, I didn’t. Otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to finish the series in my favorite format.)
Martin’s world building is fantastic but his character development is what I love most about these books. At the same time I was furious that Lord Eddard died, I wanted to keep reading and find out who was going to be next on the chopping block. I mean, if an author has the guts to kill off a main character, who’s next? Personally, I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed that the manipulative Cersei Lannister would join the many fallen in this series. It was only a slight consolation when her royal brat, Joffrey, perished in such a humiliating way.
So I’ve read seven books now in this Game of Thrones series. Seven! And I still don’t know the ending of this story!
What’s happened to Catlyn Stark? You know, the now-dead woman who used to be married to who we thought was the main character until he was brutally killed off by Martin in the very first book of the series.
And what about Jon Snow? Please tell me he isn’t actually dead.
Now all the Stark kids are grown and living their own adventuresome lives (except Robb, of course). I just want them to all live happily ever after – is that too much to ask? Well, and I want to see Cersei Lannister’s head on a spike eventually.
I can only assume that because of the confidence Mr. Martin expresses when killing off so many wonderful characters (good ones, bad ones, and non-human ones) that the story is on the verge of some monumental climax that we, as readers, will love him even more for in the end.
So, please, please, PLEASE!, Mr. Martin, please give us the next book in your series. This waiting is driving me mad.
What did you think of Game of Thrones?