After watching the end of season three last night, I decided to read the books.
I like to watch fantasy but I generally don't like to read it (at least not straight up fantasy like GOT). However, this series has been so consistently good and I'm very curious to find out what happens after the end of season three - which I guess means I have to read three books in order to find out. Don't tell me if you know.
If you aren't watching this series, it's gritty adult fantasy about a land similar enough to medieval earth but different enough so you know it's not earth. It follows a few characters through huge arcs that span seasons. What strikes me about this story is that very often, it's the hopeful characters that you like the most that are killed off, it seems to nurture the villains. I'm hoping the villains get their's but I'm not so certain that's going to happen which makes the story rather exciting (an a good lesson on writing this sort of thing). Either way, it convinced me to read the books which is likely part of its purpose.
This third season was a bit darker than the rest with some hard to watch torture and the brutal massacre of some very likable characters. Have you been watching this series? What do you think?