Dec 02, 11
Recommended to Max by:
Common sense and the first book
Read from November 18 to December 02, 2011, read count: 1
Well, this book was quite a ride. I do not often have a book that really lets me forget everything while I read it, but when I finished it, I was shocked to find I was in bed and not in Westeros. The only other books I remember that did this to me were The Name of the Wind
,The Wise Man's Fear
and Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures
(Yes, I know it's probably considered a child book, but it's good nontheless).
I can't really pin down why I liked this book so much, but I found every one of the main characters loveable, especially Tyrion and the way he goes about life. The story was engaging, and I felt for the characters when horrible things happened, as I rejoiced with them when finally something good happened to them (Although you cannot say this happens very often).
All in all, the book did a great job of setting the stage for the third one, which I am planning to read after a brief excursion to Pratchett with the Fantasy Book Club. It's already waiting...