You can read the whole review and more reviews (and other bookish things) at Wensend.com.Oh, My. God. I don’t use that phrase that often, but it is the only way I can describe how I feel about this book. At first I thought “Nah, AGOT is just a hype. I’m not going to read it”. But my boyfriend started reading the series. First: he’s not much of a hype-person. Secondly: he’s currently just finished the fifth book, the last book written in this series. So to me it was obvious: this series MUST be good.So what’s the story actually about? About everything and nothing. About kingdoms, about people, about life. The title says it all: Game of Thrones. What’s a kingdom? What’s a king? What’s a throne? All these things may seem important to us, but in fact it’s all just a game of thrones. Martin describes this in a great way by just describing how people interact with each other. People make plans, people conquer, people fall in love, people die. That’s life. And life (though in a slightly different setting than we are living in) is perfectly described in AGOT. Maybe it’s dark and bitter, but we should realize we are just small little creatures. Our lives mean nothing. But at the same time actions performed by just one person can have such a great impact. It’s this correlation of actions and events that determine the destiny of a kingdom.