Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Blog 194: A Game of Thrones Graphic Novel Volume 1

Synopsis of the book from Goodreads
You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

My Review:
While I have not read the physical books yet, I enjoy the story line in this graphic novel. 

Things that I did like: I really enjoyed the colors throughout the graphic novel. The storyline is pretty good. I actually want to go and read the novels now. I liked like of the characters that were mentioned. Though there are quite a few to keep track of. It seems like it would only get better with the books as you read them. I do have a couple of friends telling me that I should have read this like a year or so ago. But for this graphic novel, I just really liked the way that they incorporated the narration and the dialogue throughout the different issues of the book. 

Things that I didn't like: Having to keep track of all of those characters.

Overall: I enjoyed it. I give it 4 out of 5 stars, and I look forward to reading the next one as well as the physical books.

Thank you for stopping by, if you have read this, please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy Reading!

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