Epic fantasy novel series made by George R. R. Martin, and my personal favorite. It follows the happenings on Westeros and Essos, and there are many different point-of-view characters (20 or so) and different opinions. It was first meants to be writted as a trilogy, but today there have been written 5 books (last one being published on July 12, 2011), and 2 more are anticipated. Due to the rising popularity of the series, there's a television adaption now, with 1 season (covering the first book) just finished, and 2nd being filmed. It is truly a story of epic proportions, and I used to spend 3 or 4 hours daily reading them, since each book has around one thousand pages. A book (and a movie adaption) I'd warmly recommend to anyone.