Sunday, April 10, 2011

The essential guide to "Game of Thrones" - Game of Thrones - No Kevin Sorbo?

The essential guide to "Game of Thrones" - Game of Thrones - Salon.com:
"'A Song of Ice And Fire' is to normal fantasy what 'The Wire' was to typical cops-and-robbers drama, packed with grit, complexity and flawed human beings making their way through a corrupt and intimidating world. Heroes die, villains triumph, peasants and slaves suffer horribly and knights are as likely to be plate-metal-encased thugs and hoodlums as they are noble icons of chivalry."

I gotta go back and re-read this series all I can remember is understated magic, the Northern Ice Wall and some generic war-of-houses conflict. The last fantasy series I tried to follow was Legend of the Seeker and that had too much of a Xena Warrior Princess vibe to it. Fingers crossed.