I am in the middle of reading a fantasy trilogy called The Pearl of Wisdom Saga. Like Game of Thrones, it portrays the story of a realm that is divided by infighting for the throne. Like The Lord of the Rings, it is about a quest that could save the world from a great evil. I have read the first few chapters and I am liking it so far. I have experienced shapeshifters, sea monsters, rescues, and attempted assassinations. All of that was in the first few chapters! The writer of this trilogy clearly knows how to start his stories with a bang! I will continue to read it and let you know when I finish it.