Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
Luck in the Shadows is a book that has been avoiding me—there was one copy at a local used bookstore that was quickly snatched up by a gentleman I know, and, while my local library has it, I’m at school right now and don’t wish to hold a book hostage from my very sweet librarians. In comes T. J. to the rescue, who, no longer needing her used copy, was sweet enough to sent it over to me.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is one of the biggest series in modern fantasy. It’s an epic series of seven planned novels with only four currently published, complete with a fandom so ravenous Neil Gaiman has had to remind them that “George R. R. Martin is not your bitch”. Each book is, of course, thoroughly massive; even in paperback, A Game of Thrones runs over 800 pages, and the novels are regularly split into two books overseas.
In short, A Song of Ice and Fire can be pretty intimidating.
But the HBO adaptation of A Game of Thrones is due out next year, and it’s filled to the brim with good actors that I like, including Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Because I know I’m going to watch it, I decided to finally suck it up and dig in.