kanewai wrote:La Reine étranglée - first look. Since I've already read the first book, I figured I'd read the second in the series along with you all. So far it's good, and in some ways far easier than the first book. Since I already know the characters and the general setting I feel a lot less lost with all the intrigues. Without getting into spoilers, though, I'm still not buying that it's the "original Game of Thrones." It's a good historical novel, but it's nowhere near the epic scale of GoT.
Is the stuff about it being the original GoT not just because Martin has said he liked it?
I'm also reading La Reine Étranglée because I read Le Roi de Fer last year, though there was definitely enough new vocabulary for me to do a re-read. I'm also finding it easier, though a little less interesting. (Though this may just be my general mood). I started it a couple of weeks ago but haven't read anything for a little while. Hopefully I'll get back into it now!