A game of thrones is a great book, if you know and understand what you're getting into. Understanding the book's nature is a key to enjoyment because it is not everyone's cup of tea.
Game of Thrones tells several stories, all mixed (more or less) together. A great struggle between aristocratic families for the throne, a brotherhood sworn to defend against a peril from the north and the migrations of a nomad people. The stories are deep, the characters interesting and evolving through the book and plots are surprising and meaningful.
However, there are a few things that might make some people not like this book. There are a LOT of characters, all with a different story,… Read more
There are not many books that a reader can read that introduce the reader to a whole new universe, a universe so rich and diverse it puts every other science fiction book to shame.
From scanners to mutants, from Hunters to unknown wars to cats who protect spaceships to cats who've become human to hermaphodite human mutants to god machines to animal human mutations to wars fought by telepathic girls to murderous space entities, the universe Mr. Smith creates spans thousands of years and offers a bleak but enticing view into the future.
This collection of stories offers a glimpse into that universe, a glimpse that shows how the human soul will survive and adapt to a… Read more
I have to confess I haven't read the first books in this series, just this one who I picked out in our local book store because of the dragons on its cover.
The story is quite straightforward. An evil witch hatches a plan to destory and sunder a kingdon, rendering it into seven kingdoms. She is opposed by a good witch, a local bumpkin who is the unwilling hero of an ancient prophecy.
Magic, dragons, wizards and horrid creatures all fight for supremacy in this book.
I quite enjoyed reading this but I cannot give it five stars. The book has a lot of humor but sometimes it gives the feeling that the authors didn't take their own creation too seriously, thus… Read more