This is a repost of a review of the series I wrote some years ago. I know some of the info is a bit dated, but it still gets the point across and is spoiler free ;)
So, what is A Song of Ice and Fire? Well to put it simply, it is a still continuing fantasy novel series written by George R.R. Martin. Four books in the series have been released, A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows and there are another three in the works which are expected to be titled A Dance with Dragons, The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring. Each book runs about 800-1200 pages in paperback with smaller print. So, why would one want to spend months reading massive books of an incomplete fantasy series? Well, let me tell you why.
I’m sure many of you have read some form of the novel The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell or at least have seen one of its many film adaptations. It’s the story where a guy finds himself abandoned on an island to soon find that he is being hunted by a rich guy who wants the real thrill of hunting something intelligent. And I’m pretty sure everyone is familiar with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. If you were to take those two novels and blend them together and add a good helping of psychological and social undertones with a good smattering of twists, aliens, and imagination you will find yourself with the science fiction novel Hunter’s Run, written as a collaboration effort between George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham.