Friday, June 24, 2011
Holy shit, I've just read the War and Peace of fantasy novels! If you thought the first volume was a maze of competing factions and dynasties, wait 'til you get into the Lord's bannermen and their holdings and shifting allegiances. Martin manages to keep the conspiracies and counterplots moving right along through 970 pages of shifting viewpoints, and tops off volume two with an epic battle. Now on to volume 3, which tops 1000 pages, and will likely take me the rest of June to finish.