I am looking forward to this series on NBO. I just started reading the book and am about 1/4 of the way in. It’s really entertaining stuff. The kind of fantasy I like, which does not rely on magic tricks to keep the story flowing but good characters and plotting. The characters in this series are believable. There are no elves and dwaves (though there is a human dwarf who is one of the best characters). I understand the fifth book in the series has been a long time in coming but since each book is 750 pages long, I have a way to go before I worry about it. Hopefully, having a TV series will motivate him to get the final book done.
It’s been a long time since I read a fantasy novel. I used to love them but I got burned out on the genre. This series is a breath of fresh air since it eschews most of the cliches of the genre. It is more like Dune in some respects, because about powerful families vying for power in a vast kingdom. It’s all about politics and intrigue with a little magic thrown in here and there.
Here is a behind the scenes on the HBO series coming in March.