Archive for George R.R. Martin

Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2019 by getbent57

One of the gifts I received this year was the book, Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History).  It is set in the same world which George R.R. Martin the A Song of Ice and Fire series in.  This book as you can guess from the full title is a history book.  Have read a book similar to this one a while back called, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones.  That was an interesting read if you are into the details of this world.  However if you are not a fan of real or fake history that book will not be for you.  As for Fire and Blood.  Have only read about twenty pages so far.  It has that same history book feel to it.  So it might not be for everyone.  It is all so pretty big, 736 pages.  Will work my way though it.  Am a big fan of the main books and the TV show.

A Clash Of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2018 by getbent57

A_Clash_Of_Kings_The_Graphic_Novel_Volume_OneIf you have stopped by this blog over the years you know I am a fan of the book series The Songs of Fire and Ice.  Which is now most famous for the TV series Game Of Thrones which is based of the books.  Not only did they makes these books a show.  They made a comic out of the first book, A Game of Thrones.  Which was later put out in four part graphic Novels.  Own all four of those.  Every since then wondered if they would turn the second book, A Clash of Kings, into one.

Turns out they have and the first graphic novel is out.  Which is called A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One.   It is being published by Dynamite Comics.  Will have to get a copy of this.  All keep my eye out for then the next volume is out.  Am guessing there will be four volume just like they did for the first book.

Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2018 by getbent57

Fire_And_Blood_300_Years_Before_A_Game_Of_ThronesIt will be a lot longer yet before we get to read the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.  Which is called The Winds of Winter and it is the sixth book in the series.  While we wait for that.  George R.R. Martin as another book out soon that is set in the same world.  It is called Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History).  Amazon.ca has it listed to be out November 20, 2018.  Not sure how true this is, but have read this is a part one book.  I am cool with having another one down the line some time.  Will be adding this to my list of book to get.

The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2017 by getbent57

The_Mystery_Knight_A_Graphic_NovelThe third graphic novel  for George R.R. Martin’s  three part novellas series set in the same world as Ice and Fire books.  Which is called The Mystery Knight is out now.   The first two, The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword have been out for a while now in graphic novel form.  I do own a copy of the first.  Back in 2015 these three stories were gathered into one book called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.   Have read that as well.  Is really good a must read.  So thinking I just might pick up this graphic novel and the second to complete the set.

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.

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by getbent57

TheHedgeKnightTheGraphicNovel.jpgA few posts back talked about a new book coming out called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin.  The book will contain the three novellas. Which are under the banner series called Tales of Dunk and Egg.  These were released by themselves years ago.  Now they will be all in one with this new book.  Have known for a while now that the first novella, A Hedge Knight was turned into a graphic novel.  Even had a post about it back in December 2013.  Saying I was going to buy a copy.  Well that is what I did.  Ordered it they other day off Amazon.ca.  Looking forward to reading it.  Will be back with a review when I do.

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.