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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Aug 09, 2011

it was amazing

The first book in the series, A Song of Fire and Ice. Quite simply, one of the best fantasy series I have read in years. Perhaps only Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is better. The story of the noble Stark family of Winterfell begins here and all the subsequent tragedies that follow. George RR Martin is an exceptional writer that crafts characters that are believable. He has a knack for taking even minor characters and giving them a description that sticks in your mind long after you have moved on to other pages. The fantasy genre has become too predictable and staid, and Martin has pumped new life into a genre that outside of YA fantasy, has been on life support. Trust me, if you read this first book in the series, you won't walk, you'll run to get the other books!
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