Thanks Ben! That's awesome that there are Phoenix folk about.
I do really like the GoT series, and I agree that WoT isn't as adult, so far. I'm assuming there are no gratuitous sex scenes coming up anytime soon, haha. Now, I'm speaking purely from where I am right now in the series, but I think I like WoT more because it's not just all doom and gloom. It's the same reason why I enjoyed The Hobbit more than the LOTR trilogy. I also like series that allow the reader to "evolve" with the characters as opposed to forcing them on you, which I feel WoT is doing well.