Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I have been absent for a few days, and meanwhile have finished the first installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I am happy to report that the ending was nothing short of amazing. So many aspects of the plot and the well being of many characters is left unanswered. I have started A Clash of Kings and am pleased that little time has passed between the two novels. It is the perfect continuation. The prologue gives the reader great insight into the troubles that loom over the realm. There are now three kings within the seven kingdoms and each king is ready to demonstrate their authority. Robb is now the winter king and is brimming with anger and frustration with King Joffrey; he is ready to seek his vengeance. However, his mother Lady Catelyn is conflicted between managing her son and his emotions while allowing him to make decisions for himself as crowned king. To make matters worse, a comet is staining the sky a deep blood red; an omen that does not bode well for the seven kingdoms.