George R. R. Martin will make you believe that everything he has written may have happened in the past. True, these are all works of fiction, but you would be too swept away to realize all these things because he mixes history, alchemy, other forms of magic, the different realms of earth, science fiction and what have you.
Below I'll just mention my favorite characters or else these reviews will be as long as the books or even longer than the books they are describing. ;-)
I think I'll have a separate review for this book because I have not yet finished this. :-) So far, so good! I know this is the book where Cersei's walk of shame is based on and I am getting fond of Tyrion, now that he is a fugitive.