Game of Thrones is the best fantasy series ever. Or, if you prefer, A Song of Ice and Fire. (Though, for simple name recognition, I wonder if Game of Thrones won’t become the de facto title for the whole saga?) This was the stance I took in a featured guest post I wrote for Ology in conjunction with their I Am Fandom month. Here is a snippet:
A Song of Ice and Fire is the best fantasy book series of all-time.
Yes, better than The Wheel of Time. Better than Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia or (yuck) Twilight. And better, even, than The Lord of the Rings. So it is no wonder it has spawned one fantastic television show in Game of Thrones.
If you haven’t watched the show, or read the books, you’re seriously missing out. This series seems real in a way that no other fantasy series is able to achieve. It’s not just the fact that it is based on medieval England with magic that is seen as myth by most people in the story. The deep and flawed characters are what really set it apart.
There is no good and evil, no absolute right and wrong. The “good” characters all have shortcomings. The “bad” characters all have redeeming qualities (with a few notable exceptions). From the honorable but bumbling Ned Stark, to the cunning but good-hearted Tyrion Lannister, each character has a depth to them that you don’t often find in contemporary fiction.
You can read the rest over at Ology.
Winter Is Coming: What do you think WiCnet readers? Do you agree? Disagree? Is Thrones the best fantasy saga of all-time? Why or why not?