You'll probably love these books. They're quick-paced, exciting and full of complex plotlines and intriguing characters. In other words, the books are fatiguingly long.
Unfortunately, some of us may never live to see the day the series is completed; you're in for a long, long wait. Martin writes circles around himself and will probably find himself extending the series to the tune of eight or nine or ten volumes in order to extricate himself from the mess he's created.
June 17th, 2002, 08:19 PM
I thought there were only 5 books scheduled in this series?
Maybe not but hey I'm 18 and hopefully have many long years if he does decide to pull a Jordan.
June 17th, 2002, 08:54 PM
I'm sure there are other threads at this forum in which Martin's plans have been discussed more authoritatitvely. It's my understanding that as recently as a couple of years ago Martin envisioned A Song of Ice and Fire as a set of two trilogies, or six books in all. However, recently it appears he's altered the plan, and the series will be at least seven volumes. My prediction of 8 or 10 books was just sarcastic speculation. But in a world where Robert Jordan can start writing a trilogy and end up with 12 or 13 books, anything's possible.
June 17th, 2002, 09:03 PM
That's some GREAT summer reading!! And it will probably take ALL summer too!! :p
June 17th, 2002, 09:11 PM
It shouldn't take very long to read. I flew through book 3 in a week's time without a problem. Of course, since I read at a speed of about 30 pages an hour, you can only imagine how many hours a day were spent reading.