Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.
What I liked about it; I liked everything about this book! I was a huge fan of the series before I read the book thanks to the TV show, so I had high expectations for this book and it fulfilled everyone of them! The characters that I love and hate were as developed as the TV show and now I feel as though I know them more. I liked the different narratives and the way the story changed depending on which character was the focus, it was really cleverly done.
What I loved about it; I loved how much was kept in the TV show, and I loved the fact that we got more of a background to Bran’s decision to go so far north. It was so surprising and wonderful. I loved how much emotion that I felt when reading this book. My heart broke with the people I was reading about and the way that they were trying to keep going on. My favourite character is still Dany! I love her lots.
What I disliked about it; I only disliked how long it took me to read this book, it was quite a slow read and I thought that in some parts the narrative could have been cut down a little, but other than that it was fantastic.
What I hated about it; I hate that I had to be a fan of the TV show to start reading this series, it is fantastic in its own right.
What did I read next?; Where She Went by Gayle Forman, need to find out what has happened and the way that everything went.