A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die," Cersei Lannister tells Lord Eddard Stark when she confides her deepest secrets.
This Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin hooked me in the first few chapters. The story is told from the perspective of eight different characters: Eddard (former best friend of the King, and his newly appointed Hand); Catelyn (Eddard's wife, who makes decisions based on her emotions), Jon (the bastard son of Eddard, who is constantly struggling to find where he fits in); Arya (the youngest daughter of Eddard and Catelyn, she is very independent); Sansa (the oldest daughter of Eddard and Catelyn, whom is betrothed to the King's son, Joffrey); Bran (the middle son to Eddard and Catelyn); Tyrion (a very observant Imp); and Danereys( her family's lineage is known to have dragon blood and she is the true Queen of the realm).
These characters' joys are our joys, their loss, our loss. This book should have a warning label because its an Immersion Experience. You think you sitting somewhere in the 21st century, but this pick you up and plops you in a different time dimension. In this book, we see see good, evil, wicked, and demonic.