Originally Posted by hops and stops
People should stop calling these books deep and well written. It's a questionably written series of fantasy books that is only successful from the lack of other epic fantasy-based sagas out there. From what I've read, the writer is totally crap and feeds off the killings of his main characters for no other reason than to shock the audience, but alas, most of today's readers haven't read more than five books the day they turn 18. So who cares how it's written let's be glad that they read something.
The tv series is similar. Just with boobs to try to get you through the lengths that could otherwise be filled with meaningful character developments.
Name the epic fantasy series you have read that are far superior to this series. This is easily a top 20 series as it stands right now.