Having seen the TV series, which is supposedly based off these books, I was rather disappointed by how much was different. Having thoroughly enjoyed the TV series and wanting to find out what actually happens, as I do not feel things were really wrapped up when it finished, I was saddended to find a completely different story.
Whilst the book is good in it's own right, I do find it misleading to say the TV show is based off the books, when the whole story is completely different and the only thing similar is the names of the characters. Don't get me wrong, I understand that books that are turned into shows/films take some artistic licence and bits are added/removed, but to change the story so much, I was not expecting. Having said this, I did enjoy the book and will continue to read the others in the series, to find out what happens.