If a friend asks you to recommend a really good book—good writing, good characters, good story—but with no other qualifications … what would you recommend? …
I would recommend that they read the Songs of Ice and Fire book sequence by George R. R. Martin for all of the above reasons and many more besides.

I believe that there is something for everybody in these books and I would recommend them to everyone and, best of all, there is still more to come and more to look forward to!