Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire - James Lowder "We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La." This book is an insightful look in the world created by George R.R. Martin in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.In each chapter you’ll read one different topic regarding the series, from the prophecies, to the romancism , to a study in some of the characters. It will show some of the theories like Lyanna was not kidnapped by Rhaegar but that she went willingly and discuss some of the main events of the series.I did not agree with some minor points (like the view on Sansa, I don’t think she remains passive through the whole story…she gained strength and constantly shows how much she grown, doing the best she can in that nest of vipers) but overall, the point is to discuss the series and realize just how rich the story is. If you haven't read the books...WHY NOT?It's just...Anyway, it’s one of those series that enthralls you and transports you to a different time and world. You can see a parallel between Westeros and the medieval era, with all the Lords, the banners and above all the brutality. You get complex characters, not black and white but in several shades of grey. In fact, many characters you may not like in the beginning and came later to realize that they became one of your favorites (Yep that happened to me. I love Jaime