George R.R. Martin crafts one of the most fantastic worlds of political intrigue and human drama in the realm of fiction, and is quite rightfully hailed as the current king of an otherwise stale genre.
Ironically, the TV series capture the essence of the books so well, I don’t know which I even prefer. Might as well lean towards the series for its amazing visuals and faster pace as Martin’s prose, while nice, is nothing to write home about, and while there seem to be a few minor changes between the two versions that become more apparent in later books, both are still essentially trying to tell the same story.
|Interesting, rich setting based on medieval Europe||The pacing can feel a bit slow at times|
|Interesting, likable, relatively profound characters|
|Enthralling plot full of shocking twists|
|Interesting, well thought-out story concentrating on medieval life and politics|