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

adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


An absolutely brilliant first book. This was a re-read for me but was still like reading for the first time. I still found myself surprised by events I knew were coming and found myself warming to characters that I hadn’t in the first season of the show. Unsurprisingly Arya remains my favourite POV character, but Daenerys was a close second. There were several interesting distinctions from the show in characterisation that I feel would’ve made me more sympathetic to particularly Sansa from the very beginning. 

While this probably won’t be my favourite in the series, I most definitely enjoyed it and look forward to continuing ASOIAF. 

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