Thero’s Recommended Reading: A Game Of Thrones

Oh dear, Thero is going all controversial! So I’d best start with a warning 822993(or two):

This book contains strong language, violence and extremely controversial sex scenes. 

There, I said it. So why pick it you ask? Because this book and the series it belongs to, A Song Of Ice And Fire, have certainly had a hand in shaping the epic fantasy genre. In case you haven’t seen the television show or read the countless online articles/reviews, A Game of Thrones is the first book in the series A Song of Ice And Fire by George R.R. Martin. It introduces a huge cast of characters (which only grows larger as the series progresses) and the land of Westeros, as everyone is affected by the political dealings in the game to win the throne (see what George R. R. Martin did there?) .

Now I will reiterate what I said earlier, this is an adult book, with adult themes. I say this because there will be plenty of people who disagree and dislike this book because of its content. However, I still think this book is worth a read (there’s parts that I don’t like but even those don’t prevent me from enjoying the book as a whole) especially since it has had a huge influence on the fantasy genre in recent years. And to be honest it’s not the worst I’ve read, that particular title is for the first book in the Thomas Covenant series. Anyway  I digress, if you are looking for a fantasy epic, with a large cast of characters; a well-thought out world and more sneaky political backstabbing than you can shake a dagger at, then this may be the book for you.

Book cover image is from goodreads.com

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On A Roll!

Less than two weeks in and I’m still keeping my 2016 resolutions. I’ve recently completed Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and will soon be posting a review on the Upon Completion blog (probably next Friday, but no promises). I’ve just started Thief however I’m not really getting into it, so I may swap to Dragon Age: Inquisition for my next game to play. I’ve almost completed Dangerous Women, an anthology of stories about, yes you guessed it, dangerous women. So this pretty much wraps up my post for this week, see you next time!

I have returned! (…again)

Apologies for once again disappearing for a long period of time. However, I am back and ready to blog once more! Since this is the beginning of the year, I guess I’ll start with a few New Year’s Resolutions (alright who wants to bet how long these will last…):

  1. To blog regularly. Yep , let’s start with the obvious. I aim to create one post a week, but no promises on what day. I also intend to write more reviews for the Upon Completion,  this will be on Fridays only.
  2. To finish the video games I start. Oh boy, this is a big one. You see I have this problem of starting games and not really finishing them, so hopefully this year, I’ll break the trend!
  3. To ready a minimum of 50 books. That’s right. I said 50. I’m restricting to any particular genre, just that it has to be 50 books I haven’t read before. Should be a fun challenge!

 

And there we have it my three geeky New Year Resolutions. Feel free to check back later in the year and see how I’m doing!