I couldn't put his book down once I started. Every waking moment I spent reading this book and the rest of the series. I think I spent 2 whole months reading the 4 books cover to cover and am reading them a second time till the 5th one comes out. It is unlike anything i've read before. It is unique in it's story and premise. The writing is powerful and the ending will leave you excited for more. Martin invests so much detail in each character and scene that I can easily imagine it. Each chapter is told through the eyes of one of the main characters, most of them of the stark family. But as the series progresses more and more characters are introduced.