My attention was drawn by the author name, found in the sci fiction library section. Thus decided to have a go. For those who are looking for "The game of thrones" quick rythm and style, you're on the wrong path. Nevertheless it is never boring and the plot is easier to follow. The main character is controversial and I still honestly have to decide whether I like him or not. A good entertaining though I must say that the very end is not very convincing (the way Tuf manages to make Tolly Mune change her opinion, for those who already read the book).
Another good mark for G. Martin.