There’s not much more I can add that hasn’t been said about this novel, the book series, the TV show, or the myriad characters, locations, and events each one holds.  

George R.R. Martin is a meticulous and superb storyteller.  A man who has created a vast and detailed fantasy world that rivals Tolkien in its complexity and scope.

I’m looking forward to continuing to read this series and even more excited to rewatch the show to see what was included and omitted from the series. I’m also curious to see where Book #5 ends and where the show goes off on its own storyline.

A definite recommend.