Song of Fire and Ice

  - George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones cover George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire is more sword than sworcery, heavy on death and betrayel and deep intrigue, believable and uncompromising - hard-core fantasy. And it's more honest than most. Characters are solid, competent, sometimes wildly unpredictable. Still, often the plot just drags. Not as brilliant, as vivid as Erikson, but still compelling; easily better than 95% of what's out there. Not for the faint of heart.

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Rating: 8.0


Paul's Top Ten

  1. Lord of the Rings
    J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss
  3. The Deed of Paksenarrion
    Elizabeth Moon
  4. Ysabel
    Guy Gavriel Kay
  5. Malazan Book of the Fallen
    Steven Erikson
  6. Mistborn Trilogy
    Brandon Sanderson
  7. The Magicians
    Lev Grossman
  8. Harry Potter series
    J.K. Rowling
  9. Black Company novels
    Glen Cook
  10. The Magic of Recluce/The Death of Chaos
    L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

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