My Sun and Stars

book cover for A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I just recently finished reading Game of Thrones, the first book in the series.  I’ve been wanting to watch the HBO series and was told by a good friend of mine that I really should read the book first.  So, I picked up the book at the beginning of April, right after finishing the new J.R. Ward book.  I really enjoyed this book.  It did take me a long time to read it (3 months), but mostly that was because it was a pretty dense book.  Martin does some pretty extensive world-building, and as such there’s a lot of up front stage setting that has to occur before you really get into the meat of the story.  Plus there’s all those peripheral (sort of) characters that are difficult to keep straight.  But thank the Lord, there’s an Appendix at the back of this bitch!

Anywho, the book is great and even went with me on a business trip to Wichita, Kansas where I thought for sure I’d finish it.  But, alas, I didn’t.  I forgot the plane trip is only an hour each way…  I also took a couple of little breaks at the end of May/early June to read a couple of other books that really didn’t require nearly as much attention (post coming soon).

I sat down on Saturday and finished GoT.  And it was good.  It was so good.  I knew ahead of time that there were a couple of people who die (I won’t spoil it for you, and wished I hadn’t known who it was), but everything was still a surprise at how it came to be.  And I really love Daenerys and her relationship with Khal Drogo.  I love that she called him her sun and stars.  I loved the way they spoke and how their society functioned.  It was so different from the other storylines.

So, I’m very glad I read it and very much looking forward to reading the next book as well as seeing season 1 of the series.  Because Khal Drogo…

scene from Game of Thrones tv series with Khal Drogo and Daenerys


Yep, cannot wait to see.  But, I love the characters in this book and you become quite invested in them due to all the details and intricacies of the storylines.  Excellent book – well worth reading!

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