In the course of my sci-fi reader meanderings, I came across a highly-recommended series that remained unread. After sampling some pages, I decided to try it out and started reading George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones.
That was several hours ago. The whole 800 page book is behind me now, and I'm pausing to breathe and sleep.
My first-pass review: it is soooooooooooooooo good. The story is engaging, the writing is good. There are memorable sentences and phrases. The plot is unpredictable, since no way did I forsee that one of the characters built up as a main feature would be killed. Ouch. Dramatic.
On to the next book in the series...
This post's theme word is labrys, "a symmetrical double-headed axe." He swung his labrys fiercely.