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As the premiere of HBO’s new series, GAME OF THRONES approaches (it premieres on Sunday April 17), Ciara wrote an excellent review of the book the series is based on, A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, which is also Book 1 in the series of books by George R. R. Martin, over at Daemon’s Books. How about a taste:

Winter is coming. This is Westeros, and when winter comes, it lasts for years. Powers are rising, allegiances are shifting. Across the sea, the dethroned prince and princess plot to avenge their legacy. In the Seven Kingdoms a king’s reign is drawing to a close and civil war threatens. And a force beyond the Wall threatens the land with evil. This is A Game of Thrones, one of the best fantasy novels of all time.

There are some books that are so good they haunt you. There are the books that you re-read again and again, until the binding is utterly destroyed and the pages have curled in on themselves in defence. There are books which have moments of such awesome majesty that you (or at least I) stop reading mid-sentence to literally punch the air and muffle a whoop of pure delight.
This is one of those books.

You can read the full book review here and read all our coverage of the HBO series here.