Author: George R. R. Martin
Publication Date: 2011 (2000)
Genre: FantasySource: Borrowed from Hubby
Blood runs truer than oaths
The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud as winter approaches like an angry beast. In the northern wastes a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb’s defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his young sisters in their power. Throughout Westeros the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it. (Goodreads Synopsis)
And the series is still going strong. There's not a great deal I can write in these reviewers without giving away spoilers, but suffice to say that there were a few surprises and twists in this book that I hadn't seen coming and the characters, plot and writing remain strong.
I am halfway through the currently available books in the series now, so look out for my final three reviews over the next couple of weeks.