Friday, February 18, 2011

Fantasy Fridays: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Book II of: A Song of Ice and Fire
Digital reading device: iphone
Where: Q-train
Who was reading: A tall man in baggy business attire. His slacks were so oversized that the crease down the front went in a direction completely independent of the line of his leg.
If he were a character in this series: He’d be Davos “The Onion Knight” Seaworth. Seaworth was a smuggler of food (including onions) who performed a great service for the King. In addition to rewarding him with knighthood, King Stannis ordered several of his finger joints removed as castigation for his criminal past.
If I had a choice... I’d take finger joints over being a knight.
Awesomely Epic Book Description:From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. . . . a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles."
Word! But what is a "knight of the mind" exactly?


  1. how did you read the title on an iphone ?

    do you carry around a spyglass ?

  2. i liked the article in the Christian Science Monitor ...

  3. Shit, that's a lot of pages to read on an iPhone.

  4. Congrats, I've awarded the Seven Facts Award to your blog.

  5. I knight of the mind is like an angel, just the lucifer version of it and still fighting for the good.

    I mean, maybe.

    Sounds like an amazing book, though. And you blog idea is just as amazing.
    Nahno ∗ McLein