Are any of you DA people interested in Game of Thrones? I watched the first season a couple months ago and was so impressed that I ordered the books as well. I've only read the fist book so far, but it was excellent, if you're a fan TV series then you should definitely check them out:[link]
If you aren't familiar with the TV series, well, it has often been compared to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, probably because of the immense detail given to this alternate history in a fantasy environment. The storyline is mostly bleak with only a few likable characters and it doesn't follow the usual 'Hero's' Journey' archetype, good doesn't always prevail. Personally, I thought the best parts of the show (so far) are the visuals, costume design, and mostly outstanding acting. A fair bit of warning though, the show is extremely violent and has a bunch of sex, nudity, and inappropriate language, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under the age of 17, heck, I feel a little guilty watching it at the age of 22!