Wow. While looking at my published posts, I just realized that I haven’t made an entry for GRRM’s A Dance with Dragons, which I finished reading a while ago. In this case, “a while ago” means about 112 pages into Abaddon’s Gate, the third entry of The Expanse by James S.A. Corey, which I’m reading—and […]Read more "A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin — a book review"
I’m just going to assume that if you didn’t want spoilers you would have avoided anything on-line that had Game of Thrones in the title or description. That’s what I’ve done, and I managed to go into the last episode of the season without knowing how it ended. Yay! Mission accomplished. Now I’ve watched the […]Read more "Game of Thrones: Season 8 — a review"
And so, Ragnar Lothbrok became King of the Vikings when all he really wanted to do was explore and farm. Season 3 of the History Channel’s Vikings, which originally aired way back in 2015, is another 10-episode arc. The story told in these ten episodes is tightly packed, enough narrative for twenty or more […]Read more "Vikings: Season 3 — a review"
The words epic, legendary, and saga leap instantly to mind when thinking about the story of Vikings so far. The words unflinching, brutal and bloody aren’t far behind. I am a fan of heroic fantasy, of the type written by George R. R. Martin and, especially, David Gemmell. Swords, knives, blunt bashing instruments, shields, armor […]Read more "Vikings: Season 2 — a review"
I waited until after the seventh season of Game of Thrones had finished airing before I watched it. True confession time, here. Although I’ve been a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, which began with the 1996 publication of A Game of Thrones, I still haven’t read A Dance […]Read more "Game of Thrones: Season 7 — a review"