With all the hype of the TV series coming out I finally plunged into the books. No I haven’t seen the TV series yet and having read Book 1 I have pre-ordered the DVD of Season One just to see how they have made this visually come to life. George R R Martin has created such a rich fantasy world of landscapes and settings I want to see if the cinematographers and props departments have really done them justice – all the people i trust say they have!
However back to the reason I read books – the plot and the characters. The broad plot lines are familiar for those who read the genre and I figured out most of the twists and where the plot was going fairly well ahead of time. However I have read a *lot* of this type of stuff so I might be different to the average reader.
What really impressed me were the characters. I loved the characters in this, loved to watch the younger generation grow and change and mature.