A review by vigil
A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin

adventurous challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


a very strong start to an epic fantasy series. martin weaved multiple pov's, separate plotlines, and a staggering cast of characters with ease. his prose is descriptive without being overindulgent. his handling of the dothraki, and how so many women dies in childbirth is :/ his cishet white man shenanigans aside, i loved this book. even at several hundred pages (what the fuck george) heed all content warnings. 

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