"A Lannister always pays his debts." Less of a motto and more of a truth...and a powerful way one family deftly wields influence.
These are but two families that deal heavy handed and layer the conflict thicker than an Alaskan blizzard in the fantasy novel that made a smashing TV debut earlier this year.
Game of Thrones is the first book in the Song of Fire and Ice series by best selling author George R. R. Martin. It's simplistic in its title, very easy to remember, and after one read...very hard to forget.
Reading this book took me down Tolkien Lane...reminded me of why I fell in love with fantasy stories, stories of glory, tribulation, overcoming and tragic falls.
The writers who brought this story to the screen must have had a nice conversation with Martin. Or he put the smackdown on them and made sure they didn't get too wild and crazy. They did what Hollywood is good for, made some adaptations, however they stayed so close to the actual dialogue and sequence that it was almost too amazing. Here's a trailer for entertainment, if you've yet to watch an episode via Netflix or HBOGo.
And I love, love, love the music for the opening credits.
"The next season is coming." Gotcha! I don't think that's anyone's motto, but it's certainly a good idea to be on the look out. When the next season does get here, I hope to have the next book done and be ready to watch the drama unfold, HBO style.
Did you get to watch it when the season first showed? Though I enjoyed it, perhaps you saw something different. Whatever your thoughts, please share in the comments.