Originally Posted by jidar
A Game of Thrones is the first book in the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George RR Martin.
Many readers, myself included, consider this series to be the best fantasy works ever written (apologies to Tolkien). It's known for being gritty and realistic with not a whole lot of magic or fantastic stuff going on, and for being incredibly unpredictable. The real meat of the series is the political intrigue and inter personal drama, hence the name "A Game of Thrones"
Thanks man. Sounds right up my alley. Off to amazon I go.