George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson, “The World of Ice and Fire” – book review

Let’s be fair, I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones , so I might not count as the most impartial of the reviewers. However, people who are not already fans of a Song of Ice and Fire are unlikely to reach for this title… so perhaps in a weird way I am representative of the target audience. First of all, the book’s design is … Continue reading George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson, “The World of Ice and Fire” – book review

Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 2 “Stormborn”: Will Jon Snow bend the knee?

I have already read 3 different blog posts summarizing the events of ‘Stormborn”, the latest episode of the Game of Thrones. So I am not trying to do the same thing. Instead, let’s take a look at one of the central dilemmas being set up for the next episode – the long-anticipated meeting between Jon Snow and Daenerys. The red witch , Melissandre appears at … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 2 “Stormborn”: Will Jon Snow bend the knee?

The Battle of the Bastards. The Genius of Simplicity.

The latest episode of The Game of Thrones was excellent. But it was not excellent simply because it was bloodthirsty, as The Guardian suggests.  It was excellent because it was finally balanced. Instead of skipping around the many plots and intrigues of Westeros it presented us with two balanced character groups : Daenerys Stormborn on the one hand and the Starks on the other. The … Continue reading The Battle of the Bastards. The Genius of Simplicity.

The Blackfish. GOT S6.E. 8 Riverrun

The Blackfish I am not going to discuss the Arya story right now. If you are anything like myself you have probably read more than enough of Arya analysis pieces over the past week. I will focus on the plot developments at Riverrun. On the whole, I was slightly disappointed by the TV series depiction of those scenes. Although Jaime Lannister’s conversation with Edmure Tully … Continue reading The Blackfish. GOT S6.E. 8 Riverrun