Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
The plot focuses on Ned Stark and starts when the Hand of the King dies. The king Robert request for Ned to be the Hand of the king. Ned reluctant to obeys the the king and becomes his hand, because his sister in-law believes that the former Hand was poisoned by the Lanasters. While in the capital Ned finds out why the former Hand was poisoned and wishes to revel the truth of corrupt bloodline of the king.
One of the reasons i like this book is because it tells a story through many view points. Although I would like to change one thing which would be a slightly faster progression through the story, because the book is quite long. I found all the characters to be interesting and making you at some point liking even the worst characters. I would recommend this book to any one willing to over fourteen.
This book uses language you would hear during the Renaissance and has speech such as times when the king's informant refers to his spies as his birds or when people say, "There will be a war of lions and wolfs" because the symbol of the symbol of the Starks is a wolf and the symbol of the Lanasters is a lion.