Take all that you've read about fantasy novels; place them in a box on a closet shelf, and leave them to collect dust as you read Game of Thrones.
In the game of thrones you win or you die.
The throne to the Seven Kingdoms is unsteady. Backstabbers, and liars clash with those of a noble heart. Ned Stark has been named Hand of The King, and as his family is split, tensions and plots emerge. As Ned investigates the death of a close friends, he begins to unravel a deadly plot.
No one is safe, and no one is to be trusted. I would recommend this to anybody, whether they like fantasy or not. Once you start, you won't be able to stop.
Warning: There are gruesome and unnecessary parts.