Martin is known for his sweeping cast of characters and extravagant plots. Here, he just writes well. Wish he did that more
Pretty pedestrian fare. Best to try his other offerings.
Haviland Tuf may be my favourite Martin character. This is very different from his usual fare.
Far better written than his more famous work. Is it because it was written by 3 authors over 30 years or would Martin be better suited to SF than Fantasy?