Tag: george r. r. martin

Stop Telling George R. R. Martin to Hurry Up with ‘The Winds of Winter’

Recently, I have been reading comments on Goodreads below George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Winds of Winter’ (and also on Patrick Rothfuss’ ‘Door of Stone’) that are frustrated with the wait for the new book. Shut up. We are the readers and they are the writers. It sounds like an obvious point but many seem to

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A Dance with Dragons 2: Part 2 – After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.2) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King’s Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under

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A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 – Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.0) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King’s Landing with a price on his head. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only

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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R. R. Martin: Book Review

The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail,

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A Storm of Swords: Part 2 – Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.2) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa

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A Storm of Swords: Part 1 – Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.0) by George R. R. Martin

Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb’s defences are

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Rereading A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh

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My Top 5 Fantasy Books – 2018

5. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis I grew up reading Lewis’ Narnia series. They carved a path straight through my mind that drove me into new world through the fantasy genre. There is only one book from my childhood that had more of an impact, and it’s next on the list…      

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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R. R. Martin: A Review

 In a time of instability, the seven kingdoms are at war. Kings and Queens of Westeros raise their armies and march upon an uncertain future. With the first book of the series, A Game of Thrones, introducing Martin’s world and the vast array of characters he created, this second book increases the intensity ten-fold in an

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R. R. Martin: A Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 This book looks intimidating, feels intimidating, and is overwhelming intimidating – it is a masterpiece of the fantasy genre. When a book is described as ‘complex’ you would expect a few twists and turns, but not to this colossal extent. There are huge numbers of seemingly important character, and an equally

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