Jon and Ghost

25 Sep

This spring, Game of Thrones premiered on HBO. The season covered the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series by George R. R. Martin. I cannot recommend this series enough to anyone who enjoys fantasy. Or even just medieval fiction, as the fantasy bits aren’t really prominent in the books, not at first. And they certainly aren’t center stage either.

The style the books are written in is one that I greatly enjoy. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a character. Time is passing and we learn what’s going on from different view points, rarely overlapping things that occurred. As such, there’s a great deal of inner monologue that the show wasn’t able to do, but dealt with by having fantastic actors and adding in some scenes to convey certain relationships and understandings.

I’ve been rereading the series so that I can read the latest book. Just started Storm of Swords, the third book. Love the direwolves, hence the drawing.



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