My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m continuing my gallop through George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Book Two is, not surprisingly, also gripping. Things in the world of the novels continue to go to hell in a handbag. The major difference from the first book is that the point-of-view chapters are longer. New p-o-v characters are added, neither of whom is particularly sympathetic initially. One, Davos Seaworth, brings the reader into the world of the previously unseen Stannis Barratheon, who has abandoned the seven gods his people worship for a monotheistic sect that worships the Lord of Light. The other, Theon Greyjoy, takes us to the world of the Iron Islands and people who worship the Drowned God. There are many different belief systems in the books, which is one of the things I enjoy so much about them.
On to book three!