Five years ago, a friend (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) recommended that I read a fantasy series called A Song of Ice and Fire. Being a fantasy lover anyway, it looked like it was right up my alley. He also suggested I watch Game of Thrones, so I proceeded to devour all five books and then binge watch season one.
I was hooked from the start. My first read through was an emotional roller coaster I never wanted to end. A Song of Ice and Fire is beautiful, terrible, compelling, and complex. I have since read it several times, and every time there are new details I’ve missed on previous reads. Never before have I read a series that never gets old, no matter how many times I pick it up.
Game of Thrones pulled me in as well. Although it’s impossible to pack the incredible richness of Martin’s novels into a 10 hour per season television show, the creators have done a remarkable job of creating his world for the small screen. Game of Thrones isn’t perfect, and I don’t always agree with the decisions they make, but it is still unlike anything else on television.
Through the past five years, I have read all the related works (Dunk and Egg tales, the novellas set during the Dance of the Dragons, A World of Ice and Fire) and have spent a considerable amount of time researching on forums like asoiaf.westeros.org and reddit.com. I started this blog as an outlet to share my ideas, likes, dislikes and news about the books and the show.
As season 6 approaches, I will be sharing spoilery information here. I know there are book readers who will not be watching Game of Thrones until the Winds of Winter is released, so I will always indicate if spoilers are included in a post.
I hope you enjoy this site, and please contact me or comment if you have anything interesting you’d like me to include in future posts. I want to hear from you and will be happy to share your contributions. Valar dohaeris!