A Journey to the World of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

 

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I’ve been pretty busy lately because of my thesis (which is now done and ready for revision) and all the school works (quizzes, homework, research papers). But even so, I’ve managed to finish the first book inΒ A Song of Ice and Fire Series. If you don’t know this series, well you’re living under a very big rock!

To be honest, I didn’t intend to read this book. I don’t think that I can endure that effing book. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this series. But not because there is a bad review or a good review. It’s because some people can’t separate the TV Series to the books or they haven’t read the books. Yet I watched a few episode of the TV Series (until episode 4, I guess?) and I must say that the book is similarly different. There are similarities but way way waaaaayyyy different than the book, so I stopped watching it. Plus I would like to imagine the characters in my own head.

I looked so highly on those people who have read this series, and two of my classmates have managed to read up until the 5th book. And I’m planning to follow their steps. But have you seen those intimidating creatures?!?! They are huge!! Not less than 800 pages each book! It is a struggle for me at first. I’m having a hard time getting in the world. I’m confused about who is related to who. The multiple POVs also added some confusion but as I was 1/3 of the book, I’m getting the hang of it. It is fun and enjoyable, although chapters can be heavy at times. Let me warn you that George R.R. Martin is a very cruel person and he kills fictional characters the moment you get attached to them.😭

I don’t want to write a book review on this series because I have mixed emotions towards it but in a good way. George R.R. Martin knows how to emphasized the difference between his characters in their POVs. He can make you love and loathe different characters. The hype is well deserved BUT I wish it was more towards the book than the TV Series. Also, unlike Allegiant, by which most people were spoiled at the ending, I’m not really scared of spoilers with this series because no matter how much you prepare for the death of the characters that have been spoiled by some insolent creatures, it would still hurt, it would still cut deep. Plus keep in mind that they are spoiling the TV SERIES, not the BOOKS. I have a favorite character and the character development is very interesting to read. I’m talking about Daenerys Targaryen. I don’t like her at first, but I love her in the end.😍

I’m just blabbing, I know. But I really can’t suspend my emotion and biases towards the first book, A Game of Thrones, and it wouldn’t be an honest review if that would be the case. So I’m not writing a book review. But I’m writing my journey to this world so I can tell you how proud I am of myself for finishing the first book and I’m 10% done with the second book, A Clash of Kings.😭 Hope you would also read the books. I would stop blabbing!πŸ˜‚ Till next time. Thank you for reading!

 

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