Originally Posted by RolandD
For the two together, try Piers Anthony's Adept series.
As a personal opinion, these start off promisingly, then go to pot around book three or so.
The final book is frankly iffy as hell, the multiple personalities/ bodies thing was an interesting concept, but it really wasn't handled very well.
Game of Thrones is good, but IMHO he went far too far with the anyone can die concept. Alright killing off one or two main characters, but he seems to do it with depressing regularity just because he can.
It also suffers from the way the final two books (At the moment) were split- Having two books dealing with basically the same timeperiod was a mistake.