Here’s a review of the George RR Martin series I have been raving about. I agree with what she says, including Tower of the Hand being an awesome reference site. But if you haven’t read the books you don’t want to go digging around there yet. I would checkout some of the art they have of the characters. When a book series inspires lots of good artists to do their versions of things, you know it must be worth a damn.
I am about halfway through the second book now. They are addicting.