Book Review | A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Birth: September 20, 1948, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin - 1996

George Raymond Richard Martin is an American writer and fantasy, horror, and science fiction scriptwriter born on September 20, 1948. In his youth, he had a complete book set up and owned many book collections. He finished Journalism at Northwestern University.

He started writing science fiction stories in the 1970s. The stories he wrote were repeatedly rejected by magazines, but George Martin, who never gave up, soon won the Hugo and Nebula awards.

George Martin started writing and editing books for television in the 1980s.

In 1991, Martin returned to write novels and began to write the Song of Ice and Fire. He completed his book in 1996. "A Game of Thrones", the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire series that broke sales records all over the world, was adapted to the television series and became one of the most watched series of today. In addition, Martin was named among the "100 most influential people of 2011" by Time.

I would like to share with you today; 15 Inspiring Quotes by George R. R. Martin on Success.


It took me two months to finish A Song of Ice and Fire and I didn't regret reading it.

I enjoyed it as much as I did the television series and I can't wait to read next book because the eighth season of television serie of the books was not what I expected.

The characters and their world really got me sucked into the story, but I'm glad I watched the television series first, so I already had a bit of background on everything. I'm especially glad that I read this book because now I feel like I truly understand most of the story and relations between all the characters now.

Overall, George R.R. Martin is truly an amazing writer I have a lot of respect for.

But despite everything I said, I think "A Song of Ice and Fire" is overrated.

“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” /George R.R. Martin
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” /George R.R. Martin
“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.” /George R.R. Martin
“You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.” /George R.R. Martin
“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” /George R.R. Martin

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin Quotes
“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness.” /George R.R. Martin
“This is not Winterfell', he told him as he cut his meat with fork and dagger. 'On the Wall, a man gets only what he earns. You're no ranger, Jon, only a green boy with the smell of summer still on you.” /George R.R. Martin
“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?' 'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.” /George R.R. Martin
“Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?” /George R.R. Martin
“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” /George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin Quotes
“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”

“Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.” /George R.R. Martin
“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” /George R.R. Martin
“History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again.” /George R.R. Martin
“The great thing about reading is that it broadens your life” /George R.R. Martin
“Aemon’s blind white eyes came open. “Egg?” he said, as the rain streamed down his cheeks. “Egg, I dreamed that I was old.” /George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin Quotes
“A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid.”

“You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat.” /George R.R. Martin
“Soon comes the cold, and the night that never ends.” /George R.R. Martin
“And all was black and still, and black and cold, and black and dead, and black.” /George R.R. Martin
“The things I do for love...” /George R.R. Martin
“Jaime smiled knowingly. Men will read all sorts of things into a knowing smile if you let them.” /George R.R. Martin

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