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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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** spoiler alert ** A Game of Thrones is a really good book that I recommend to read, it is long and so are the next books of the series but they are still a really good choice. The story starts facing old and mythical beings, this gives a bit of background information and gives some more importance to the fantasy in the book, which I really enjoy, and as it continues to go on, the story goes into more political struggles which gives kind of a hint of what will come next, in this case, a possible upcoming war.

I enjoyed how George R.R. Martin tells each chapter as a different character's point of view, mostly because this helps a lot with the understanding of what is happening on the book, because is mostly based on different ruled kingdoms and struggles within them, so it really helps to see the different points of view of the characters.

Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Eddard Stark, from the Stark family, is one of my favorite characters, not only because his horrible position on life and of how he tries to be something else from what he really is, mostly because George R.R. Martin describes his feelings in a way he can't with the other characters, Jon's feelings are difficult to explain as in simple words, Jon's story is a whole other world but still, George R.R. found the way to explain his case and how he could get to manage his frustration, in this case, I think, that separating the chapter's into different characters really helped to explain Jon's way of thinking and how he really was.

In this book, both, the Stark family and the Lannister family fight for the throne, they are similar in some ways and really different in others, for example the Stark's live in Winterfell, a cold place and where even the official words are "The winter is coming", because of the cold it gets, where they actually "fight" against it, and the Lannister family live in The Westerlands, is not extremely warm or cold, it is a place with a nice weather, it is a bit cold in winter and warm in summer. Around the beginning of the story, just before the cold of the winter really comes, the King Robert, the Queen Cersei and their family goes to visit the Starks, in this case, they go in a friendly way with no intentions of war, the go to Winterfell mainly to offer King Eddard becoming his trusted right hand which will mean to leave Winterfell and be Robert's most trusted advisor. Eddard accepts and goes to the south with the King Robert. In this case, King Eddard is mostly obligated to do so because of the political problems going on in Winterfell and the ones that could get to if he didn't accept that role that King Robert was offering him,so I really liked how George R.R. Martin made both Houses join together when the Starks and the Lannisters where not yet enemies but they didn't like each other as much as they could like other Houses.
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