The writing style was good and no lenghty narrations that will bore you to death. At first, I was taken aback with the flow of the story. But as I go on reading it, I was more compelled to read more and nibble every word of it. It is different from LOTR. The story was laid out nearly as much as possible with reality with a little touch of magic. Every character has his/her own strengths and weaknesses. You will love and hate them at the same time. You can relate with one of the characters and root for him/her. It tackles about the politics of the realm; being true to your words; about love. Family.Duty.Honor. Those are important and must be upheld for WINTER IS COMING.