Tag Archives: George R.R. Martin

Joe Abercrombie’s Half The World: Stand In The Light (Book Review)

The second in the Shattered Sea series, Half the World finds the hero of the first story, Yarvi, now serving as the minister of Gettland. Under his watchful eye are two principle characters, the feisty, violent Thorn and the peaceful, balanced Brand. … Continue reading

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Joe Abercrombie’s Half a King: What Does A Leader Look Like? (Book Review)

I sped through Joe Abercrombie’s latest, Half a King, in one sitting. It’s the fantasy coming-of-age tale for fans of Game of Thrones, The Emperor’s Blades, or Red Rising that won’t bog you down with subplots and elaborate, near-annotated family trees. This is a pure tale … Continue reading

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Leigh Bardugo’s Ruin & Rising: Sometimes, Our Heroes Don’t Make It To The End (Book Review)

I knew we were in trouble when I read the dedication: “For my father, Harve– Sometimes our heroes don’t make it to the end.” It’s book three of the Grisha trilogy: Alina, the Sun Summoner, is recuperating underground with her … Continue reading

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Martin’s Game Of Thrones: Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Watching the second season of my guilty pleasure, George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones: Season Two in high definition, I’m struck by the way that Martin’s story brings the family dynamics into absolute focus, and presents us with a graphic tale … Continue reading

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