In case any die hard fan is wondering, A World of Ice and Fire is a must buy. The pictures in it are awesome and the writing is interesting if you're a fan of the series and want to know more about the world. A lot of it you'll know, some you won't. I'm only about 35 pages in.
Also, don't get the Kindle version. Get hardback. It's worth it.
I have read Red Country which I really liked because it had one of my favorite character's story continued. I loved that book. It reads more like a western than fantasy, but it works for that character.
I am currently reading The Heroes. I was really excited about it because it has Black Dow and Dog Man, but I got distracted with some other books and graphic novels and am trying to get back into it. I have read half that book.
I have Best Served Cold but haven't read it yet. It is in the docket though.
I loved Logen Ninefingers and Glotka. Two of my favorite book characters of all time. Some people didn't like the ending, but I actually liked it as it was true to the characters in the book.
The last sentence of the first chapter is the exact last sentence of the last chapter
Bayaz was an interesting character and because you never got a POV chapter you never knew what he was thinking. Luthar grows on you as you get deeper into the story and his character develops.
And there are a ton of interesting side characters throughout the books. Some who become major characters in the standalone books
Just a good read IMO
He also said he is going to eventually release a new trilogy set in this world, but he hasn't said when or how many, if any, of the old characters will be major players in the new books.
It will be a while though because he plans on writing all three books before releasing the first one.
Glad u liked it though.
Who were your favorite characters?
My favorite character ended up being Jezal, who I straight up hated at the beginning. His arc was probably my favorite one.
He went from spoiled baby, to moderately spoiled baby on a long trip, to a character who actually cared about others and his subjects and was a genuinely good person.
Thoughts on Logen:
I think the ending here was actually pretty good. I agree that it fit his character to go out like that. On him as a character, he was a good protagonist. He had elements you liked and elements you couldn't like. I couldn't believe he killed Tul Duru and was just like, meh too bad it was The Bloody-Nine, but he seemed throughout the book to really want to be a better person.
Screw Black Dow he's a dick.
An interesting character. I feel like he had more negative characteristics than positive, but the Union undoubtedly would have gotten smashed without him. He clearly does what he does for the greater good but his God complex was obnoxious to me, even though he was powerful enough to be like that. Even though I wasn't crazy about him as a character, I really liked his last scene with Jezal, he was terrifying in that scene.
One of the most interesting characters in the book. He didn't seem to be a bad person but with all of his torturing he clearly wasn't a nice guy. He just didn't seem to care about what he did to his prisoners, which made for an interesting character. I liked his ending with Ardee, seemed fitting for them both.
I think I'll definitely read the other stuff he's written and probably his next trilogy set in that world. I hope that he does more with Yoru Sulfur, who seems like he could be a fun character to read about. An eater who doesn't follow Khalul who likes to joke around, I'd read that for sure.