George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones". Haven't read any of them and I'm eagerly awaiting the 3rd season.
While I did
enjoy the TV-series it's not the kind of stories I read.
But I did give a box-set of the novels (5 or 6 volumes) to the teen son of my best friend this x-mas. Many of his friends (and his dad), so he told me, have been trying to entice him into reading them.
Apparently all it took was a box-set in original language.