A Game Of Thrones: The Book Review


A Game Of Thrones is the first book in George R.R. Martin’s series titled, A Song Of Fire and Ice. It is set in a time similar to our middle ages in the fictitious kingdom of Westeros. The book revolves around a multitude of characters from different families of power (i.e. Lannister and Stark) within the kingdom. As the title suggests, they are all fighting for control. The story is told through the eyes of each of these characters with whole chapters being dedicated just to their stories; however, what makes this story truly remarkable is how all of these individual stories intertwine with one another. The actions of one character in the beginning of the book may directly influence another character at the end of the book.

A Game Of Thrones is a fantastic book that immerses the reader into another reality. I found that I became emotionally attached to characters; seeing them fail and suffer made me feel something that I haven’t felt in any other book. The book does cover many mature themes involving debauchery, murder and political dogfights – it is not for the faint of heart. I would definitely suggest giving A Game Of Thrones a read.