I’m reading George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” now. It’s the first part of a 7 part series. It’s dense. But it’s also pretty captivating. I’m about 200 pages in and really liking it which is somewhat strange because the plot is all “lead up.” Nothing has really happened, no magic, no dragons, no otherwordly beings (kind of) … much of what has gone on is more subtle conspiracy, politicking and detailing daily life.
I’d been off the fantasy kick for quite awhile with no solid reason to account for it – with the exception of trudging through Tad Williams’ “Shadowmarch” awhile back. But I’m liking this. Plus, HBO is turning it into their next miniseries.