A Song of Ice and Fire
Iâ€™m going to start this off by saying: I enjoyed the HBO version of A Game of Thrones. I am tickled pink that it ever got a film or TV adaptation and I think that HBO has laid the foundation to do the books justice. There were a few things, though, that make me a bit queasy.
Patrick Rothfuss is an astoundingly talented writer and his Kingkiller Chronicle books are excellent for many reasons. When I read the first book in the series, The Name of the Wind, I was taken by the characters. Most of his characters seem archetypal and two-dimensional at first, but once you get to know them they start to show some depth. Now that I've finished the second book, The Wise Man's Fear, I am utterly entranced by the world he has built and the cultures who inhabit it.