I am not a geek girl and in general avoid fantasy like the plague. I fall asleep every time watching the Lord of the Rings films and could only make it to 63 pages of the book. A friend of my husband introduced you work to him and he has been hooked ever since. My husband so far has gotten his brothers and sisters and mother hooked onto you as well. It is because of his passion and the upcoming TV show I picked up the Game of Thrones. Within a week I was finished and have almost completed a Feast of Crows. If someone like me can overcome their hatred of fantasy in general you should be good to go. I hope you continue to enjoy your wonderful journey and wish you well.