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A Knight Of the Seven Kingdoms Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2016 by getbent57

A_Knight_Of_The_Seven_Kingdoms.jpgHave finished reading A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.  This book brings together three novellas written by George R.R. Martin.  The there stories are set in the same world as the Ice and Fire book series.  The events  take place about 90 years before that storyline starts.

The stories have to main characters, Dunk and Egg.  Dunk is a Hedge Knight.  Which means is a knight for higher.  Egg his is squire.  Each of the three stories are unique. Being written by Mr. Martin things are not as the them seam.  There are twits and turns you don’t see coming.  That is what makes his writing so great.  Enjoyed reading this book very much.  It is more the of what we love from the Ice and Fire series.  Just is a shorter form.

If you have read the Ice and Fires series and or just a fan of the TV show Game of Thrones.  Think you would enjoy this book just as much.  It is different by still has the feeling of the same world we all know.  Well with the money and time.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

A Knight Of the Seven Kingdoms

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on December 30, 2015 by getbent57

A_Knight_Of_The_Seven_Kingdoms.jpgHave been eyeballing the book from George R.R. Martin called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms ever since I first heard about it.  So was very happy to unwrap a copy this Christmas.   The book brings together three novellas for the first time.   They are set in the same world as the Ice and Fire series, aka Game of Thrones. The stories take place about 90 years before that storyline starts.  Have read The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel.  Which is based off the first story from this book.   Which was pretty good.  So can’t wait to read the full stories.

A Knight Of the Seven Kingdoms

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2015 by getbent57

A_Knight_Of_The_Seven_KingdomsThere is a new book coming out from George R.R. Martin.  Which will be called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.  Well shouldn’t says its all new.  Because this book will contain the three novellas he write years ago. Which are under the banner series called Tales of Dunk and Egg.  These stories are set about 90 years before the events in the Ice and Fire series.  The book will all so be illustrated.  As you may know am a big fan of of the books and TV show.  So will be getting myself a copy of this when it comes out.  Which will be October 6, 2015.

The World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2015 by getbent57

HistoryOfWesteros.jpgMade my way though The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones.  The book is a little over 300 pages.  What makes this standout is the physical size it and all so the nice soft cover on it.  How ever the most important is the words and art inside.  It is write like it was all most like a school history book what would be used in the Game of Thrones world.  Which is a very cool idea.  The art is amazing to look at.  Even the look of the pages looks like its a very old book.  Which is very nice touch.

If you are interested in knowing more about the history and the world around the books or TV show.  It’s full of lots of detail.  Starting right from the Children of the Forest, the First Men, the Andal, Targaryen’s and right up to were the main books are.  There is lots of great info on the lands of Westeros, Essos and the people in them.  For the most part enjoyed reading this.  However had to forces myself though a bit of it.  Much like real history books some of it can be very dry or boring.  Over all it was well worth my time reading.  If you are a fan of Ice & Fire books or the TV show this book is worth checking out.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

The World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on November 24, 2014 by getbent57

HistoryOfWesteros.jpgPicked up a copy of The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones.  The book has new material from George R.R. Martin and a few other authors as well as full-colour artwork and maps. The book talk about how the world game to be.  All so the family trees for all the big Houses.  The store had it for 40% off the cover price, which is $58.00.  So couldn’t pass that deal up.  Flipped though the pages and the illustrations are very nice.  The book its self is very big.  A bit bigger than a video game strategy guide.  Will be back with a review once I am done reading it.

The World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2014 by getbent57

HistoryOfWesterosThere is a new book set to come out by George R.R. Martin and a few other authors.  It is set  in the world of Ice and Fire.  It is not the next book in the series but is all about the history and people of Westeros.  Has a long title, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones.  The book will have new material from Mr. Martin as well as full-colour artwork and maps.  Family tress for all the big Houses.  With history and culture of Westeros.  It sounds pretty awesome.  Will have to get myself a copy this fall.  The book is set to come out October 28, 2014.

A Clash Of Kings Book Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by getbent57

Just a few minutes ago on (January 16, 2014) I have finished reading book two in the series A Song of Ice and Fire, AClashOfKingsCover.jpgcalled A Clash of Kings.  Got these books after falling in love with the TV show Game of Thrones.  The first book was very close to the first season of the show.  Which was nice.  This second book was not as close to the second season of the show.  How ever like may book to TV/film they can’t but everything in.  The book has so much more.  Each character has so much more detail.  The biggest difference between the show and book would be Arya Stark.  There start and end points are all most the same but the path is a lot different.  I guess I should stop comparing the two.

Find it hard to find just the right books to read.  I am a terribly slow reader.  And if the books sucks or boarding I give up.  How ever this book series has pulled me in.  Love the way the chapters are broken up.  Each main character gets their own chapter.  There is all ways something interesting going on.  While I pretty much know what will happen it is still fun to read and see how it was meant be.  Looking forward to reading the third book in the series, A Storm of Swords.  I very highly recommend these books to any one.  Weather you watch the TV show or not.  These are awesome books.  They are the best things I have ever read.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

George R.R. Martin

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by getbent57

GeorgeRRMartinYou many or may not know but I am a big fan of Game of Thrones TV show.  Which inspired me to start reading the books the show is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire series.   This is the best things I have read and seen on TV.  Wanted to know more about the guy who writes these cool stories, George R.R. Martin.  Looked up some interviews that he has done on YouTube.  Watched two so far.  This > one, which is ok.  Then the one (posted below).  That one is from the CBC show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.   He does a great job at interviewing people.  Think George R.R. Martin is a pretty cool guy.   Very laid back, down to earth.  Doesn’t give off I am famous and better than you that some famous people do in interviews.

A Song Of Ice And Fire: A Clash Of Kings

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2013 by getbent57

AClashOfKingsCoverHave started reading the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Clash of Kings.  Loved the first book so I know this one will be just if not more awesome.  Do know some what happens since the second season of the show, Game of Thrones, is based on it.  It will take me along time to read for sure.  It is the size of a phone book.  Think it is over a thousand pages.  So don’t look for my review any time soon.  Wanted to read this and the third book before the third season of the show started.  Well that’s not going to happen since the show starts March 31, 2013.