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The Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin:"A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country 'blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation.' Treachery [and] murder...." (Book summary)
If you enjoyed the violent world and vivid atmosphere of Martin's work, here are some other titles you may enjoy:
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Includes thirteen stories in the order that they were originally written. Conan the pirate, the swordsman, the army commander, and the thief are all here along with a map of the Hyborian World, drawn by Howard himself. Also included are other synopsis and story fragments (many that were completed by others), a poem, and notes on the original texts. (worldcat.org)
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul. (catalog description)