well...already on page nine...but still it holds relevant...I have jsut started AGoT. I'm only a few chapters in (Robert comes to visit Ned). You were right in saying that it is is a lot more adult in its writing, and is quite different from many other series. I am actually so far surprised by Martin's cruelty. Especially from Viserys towards his sister. his cruelty is believeable but still somewhat too cruel to be real. But all in all, it has been an interesting read, and his writing is good. Also the changing of POV form chapter to chapter is interesting aswell. The characters are very different, and although not much has been said about them, they seem to be unique. Although so far...I do believe Virserys needs to be skull****ed by an orc.