Just did a library review for A Game of Thrones for summer reading program. I might…have gotten carried away, I think… Whoops?
The Tale of a Kingdom cannot be told from one perspective, nor from one storyteller. In this world, summer has lasted for a near ten years. A long summer for a time of peace, and coming together. A vicious and tyrant King has been defeated to make way for a new era where things can maybe be set right. Yet strife is once more stirring in the Seven Kingdoms, and summer cannot last forever. Winter is Coming.
In the critically acclaimed novel, ‘A Game of Thrones’, George R. R. Martin brilliantly conveys a story of a Kingdom, and an entire world, using the narratives and viewpoints from countless characters. Whether they be high born, fallen royalty, or a mere child, these people convey a story that will have you gripped with suspense, wondering just what the truth really is. And how one even defines truth.
In a Kingdom with a long history of war a King has died, and now multiple people claim birthright to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. From sons, to brothers, to royalty who was chased away in the last war, A Game of Thrones works at telling you a story of just how bloody a Kingdom can be. And how childish the notion peace can become. While reading, there will be times you yourself are not sure of the truth, and times you are unsure of who to cheer for.
Villains and Heroes are tales and myths, in this world, and the true battle is finding out what you are fighting for, whether that be peace, or a king. With perspectives from multiple families and characters who are just as confused as us, join the journey into the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. After you’re done, you’ll be asking yourself…who do you call King?