12—A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Book 1 of the Song of Ice and Fire Series)

Series title: Song of Ice and Fire

Book 2: A Dash of Kings

Book 3: A storm of Swords

Sex, incest, intrigue, gluttony, mayhem, and murder; a struggle for power; a struggle to preserve honor; kings, wannabe kings, boy kings and girl queens, and the women behind them; and those who manipulate kings and thus wield the real power. It’s all there in this, the first of George R. R. Martin’s Song of "Ice and Fire" series.

From the first page Martin weaves a story that draws you in. The story is told from the perspective of a half dozen or so characters - some good, some bad and some – who knows?

A terrific read.

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