April 5th, 2014
Busy work week; still going on. I'll be working the weekend, of course.
Last night we finished season three of Game of Thrones via Netflix disc. Now to wait another year...
Oh, yeah, and I like it very much. I've read all the books so far published, and the prequel short stories as well, so I have a fair idea what to expect. I just want to actually SEE it.
Due to the relative lack of available time, I didn't read all that much, as previous posts will indicate. I did get another comic done (yes, only one. Really, time is at a premium...) called Fairest #17, one of the Fables spin-offs, and I'm still way behind in it. The story was fine, and I will be continuing them, possibly as early as today. We'll see.
And the beat goes on!
I love game of thrones. Are the books equally as good ?
Honestly, I haven't watched any of the special features...
Thats great. I think I'm going to start reading them this summer. Not sure if I should start from the beginning or just pick up where I am at in the show.
Start at the beginning. Seriously.
Here's hoping you enjoy it all!
Simply put, yes. Many would say, better.
The new season of Game of Thrones starts tomorrow!
Yes...but...we don't get HBO...
Don't know if this is bringing coal to Newcastle, but one of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals today (Sunday, 6 April) is for the first book in the seven-book series The Accursed Kings
by French writer Maurice Druon
; the Kindle edition of the first book, The Iron King
, is $1.99 today only
, and includes a one-paged intro by GRRM, who cites the series as a major influence on him in writing ASoIaF
, natch). He said that the seventh book, Quand un Roi perd la France
("When a King Loses France"), wasn't translated into English until (presumably...) now.
The series starts in 1314, just at the point when the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, was burned to death, and continues through the reign of the French king John II (byname "the Good"), and the first twenty-odd years of the Hundred Years' War.
The BBC's News Magazine had a brief article about the series last Wednesday, 3 April
I confess that I'd not heard of Druon or The Accursed Kings
series (de Molay cursed the line of Philip IV, byname "the Fair," to the thirteenth generation) before; anything that GRRM cites as being a major influence on ASoIaF
has got to be worth a look. In fairness, the series doesn't appear to be terribly well known in the Anglophone world, and even in France Druon's work has lapsed into semi-obscurity.
Thank you! I'd heard that the books were expected soon, but I hadn't tried to find any. I can't wait to crack it open!