Advertisements Let me start by saying that the wife and I are huge SF/Fantasy readers (as in I have over 2K books in this genre on my bookshelves). But neither of us had read this series. We watched this, thinking we would get HBO if it was good. At the end, we both had the same reaction. It was OK, but not something either of us cared about enough to continue watching (much less pay for HBO just for this). I might try the books, but we have been hesitant in the past to start a series when it was not clear the author was ever going to finish it. Although with this resurgence, there is hope now.