Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones (20151021)Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones by Carolyne Larrington

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I picked this book up from NetGalley.com free for review.

My husband, my friends, and my adult kids and I are fans of GoT (what nerds call Game of Thrones). We are so invested that we read every book and listened to the awful Audible narrator, listened to tons of podcasts (Boiled Leather comes to mind) and we talk about the books and the TV series all the time. I love the series so much that I could have it playing all day long. The music is fantastic! So when I saw this calling to me on NetGalley, I couldn’t resist. And it was a fun, interesting read.

My favorite parts of the book were the direct quotes either from the books or the TV series. My least favorite was that it ended with last season’s stuff. I hope the author comes back to add to it when this season has finished. So many answers have come up, yet more challenges to the authors to bring us something even better! Yes, this challenge is for both George R. R. Martin and the author of this book, Carolyn Larrington.

I loved that she delved deep into history and literary history too so correlations between Westeros and Essos and Europe’s and Asia’s past And I think she was quite inspiring to the person that likes history or literature with her extensive bibliography attached at the end of the book. I am almost tempted to see about reading a couple of the books she mentioned.

I highly suggest this read to those who are fans of Game of Thrones.

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