Originally Posted by Broncomutt
Another book I love is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.
Not fantasy, it's historical fiction centered during The Anarchy in England.
It's about the building of a cathedral. Sounds boring I know, but it is every bit as suspenseful as ASOIAF.
Dunno who I hate more Cersei Lannister or William Hamleigh.
There's a mini-series on it, but they mostly failed.
Anybody have recommendations along this vein, I appreciate it.
Pillars of the Earth is an awesome book, and if anyone in this thread hasn't read it, they should. Did you read the sequel? Not as good, but still worth reading, IMO.
I did just read "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and it was pretty good. First book of an unfinished trilogy, however. Not as intricate as Pillars or GoT, but an interesting world and good story.