Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin

I absolutely loved the Songs of Ice and Fire books by George R. R. Martin. So when my local WH Smith started stocking Fire & Blood, I quickly dished out £20 (unheard of!) for a copy of the book. The seeds of war are oft planted during times of peace. My disappointment settled in immediatelyContinue reading “Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin”

The Ice Dragon * George R.R. Martin Book Review

I love children’s books and when I ran across a book from my favourite author – with drawings from Luis Royo, I immediately purchased it! I must say I have not read many short stories from George R.R. Martin aside from the EPIC “A song of ice and fire” and the books that followed it.Continue reading “The Ice Dragon * George R.R. Martin Book Review”

There is no shame in loving * from Dorne with love

…coast of Dorne. Sand and rocks and scorpions, and no good anchorage for hundreds of leagues. You can swim there if you like, and walk to Oldtown. You will need to cross the deep desert and climb some mountains and swim the Torentine. Or else you could go to Gilly.” “You do not understand. LastContinue reading “There is no shame in loving * from Dorne with love”

Arya Stark – Wise for death. * A song of ice and fire

“Death is not the worst thing,” the kindly man replied. “It is His gift to us, an end to want and pain. On the day that we are born the Many-Faced God sends each of us a dark angel to walk through life beside us. When our sins and our sufferings grow too great toContinue reading “Arya Stark – Wise for death. * A song of ice and fire”

Robert and his brothers – Game of thrones

I tell you this—Robert was never the same after he put on that crown. Some men are like swords, made for fighting. Hang them up and they go to rust.” “And his brothers?” Jon asked. The armorer considered that a moment. “Robert was the true steel. Stannis is pure iron, black and hard and strong,Continue reading “Robert and his brothers – Game of thrones”

The truth about War – from Game of Thrones book 4

Poorly shod and poorly clad, they march away beneath his banners, ofttimes with no better arms than a sickle or a sharpened hoe, or a maul they made themselves by lashing a stone to a stick with strips of hide. Brothers march with brothers, sons with fathers, friends with friends. They’ve heard the songs andContinue reading “The truth about War – from Game of Thrones book 4”