Just think, in one week’s time, the last season of HBO’s biggest series inspired by George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy, Game of Thrones will finally be here.
We’ve waited two years for this moment, so let’s heighten the anticipation with some predictions.
And as it’s Game of Thrones, let’s focus on the character deaths. Make no mistake, this season is all about who lives and who dies.
The Hound kills the Mountain
Game of Thrones: the Hound
The Hound versus the Mountain! Or as fans have labelled it, “the Cleganebowl.”
This fight has been teased ever since season 1 when they both clashed swords during a jousting tournament mishap. Later it was revealed that the Mountain was responsible for the Hound’s scarred forehead, having held the brother’s face painfully close to a fire.
It’s that time of year again when the internet is full of goals and resolutions and weight loss promises.
And unpublished writers are proclaiming books are going live this year.
I know. I’m guilty. I’ve been saying that for the past three years now, so I’m going to be more realistic this year, while at the same time surging ahead with all goals.
Here’s a little recap of last year and further plans for 2018.
With two ebooks in the works, I’ve really took on a huge challenge.
The main novel Guardian of the Cursed Crown is about two thirds revised. Actually I would have been finished by now if my editor Jesse hadn’t done such a great job in pointing out all the issues with the story. Now everything about the book – the story, the world, the characters […]
It’s going to be another year before we finally get to see the conclusion of the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (the HBO version), so in the meantime let your geek reminisce all the action of Westeros while drinking ale from this House Stark stein.
True, Eddard wasn’t a drinking man, but maybe if he’d taken a couple of swigs, he would […]
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Imagine a massive city of brick and steel, with buildings stretching to dizzying heights and electrical conduits snaking through the ground to power its lights, computers, and lifts. Surrounding this city is a defensive wall, lined with battlements and dotted with great gates.
Everyone walks around wearing jerkins and breeches, and the guards patrol the streets in plate mail and armed with swords. There’s also magic, of course, elemental stuff like fire and ice and electricity, along with dark temporal summonings and white healing abilities.
For transport, horses pull passengers on floating vehicles. Greater distances are covered using large, wooden, three-mast ships capable of soaring through the sky, with wings to control their direction, and kept aloft by gas turbines.
People would be able to travel to different planets on these ships, to similar cities with similar settings.
I’m always excited to look at E3, the world’s greatest gaming convention. Unfortunately, this year’s E3 left me wanting a bit more.
There wasn’t that amazing feeling I got when first witnessing games like Zelda Breath of the Wild, Fallout 4, or Horizon Zero Dawn.
But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some good ones. Here are the top Science Fiction Fantasy games at E3 2017.
Note I’m not talking about previously highlighted games. So, as amazing as they looked, God of War IV and the Breath of the Wild DLC are not covered here.
The first thing I noticed about this game was the gorgeous graphics. Looking around the market area, a giant robot stomping by in the background, then getting into the javelin exosuit bordered live action.
Then the javelin jumps off a docking area into a vast open world that simply absorbed me. The sense […]
It took two months longer than average – and to a Game of Thrones fan that’s feels like the same length of time the Targaryens ruled Westeros – but it’s finally here.
Game of Thrones season 7 premiers this month, and the whole world is excited.
And seeing that the series has moved beyond the novels, the story can swing in any directions. We know from experience how easy that happens – favoured characters die all the time, the story jumping from zero to 60 in a heartbeat.
Well, I’ve got some. Here’s what I think is going to happen in Game of Thrones Season 7.
Battle of Kings Landing
Game of Thrones: Battle of Kings Landing
The Lanisters, rulers of Kings Landing, have built up a long list on enemies: House Dayne of Dorne, House Tyrell of […]
I read once that, unless described, a fictional character is often visualized as having the same features as the person imagining him.
That means that if you’re white, you see the character as being white, and similarly for if you’re coloured.
It’s strange because, even though I am of African decent, whenever I start a new fantasy novel I always imagine all the characters as being white. This is probably due to growing up watching fantasy movies that have been dominated by white Hollywood actors. Conan the Barbarian (the 1982 version), Red Sonja, Clash of the Titans (again, the 1981 version) were all full of white characters.
And then there were the fairy tales that my young impressionable mind absorbed: Jack and the Bean Stalk, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast. You see where I’m going here.
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When my Facebook writing group Skywriters announced that they were doing an anthology themed around rings, at first I wasn’t interested.
I always found this theme-based style of writing too restricted. I prefer to write where my imagination takes me, not the other way around.
So I ignored the invitation, but somewhere in my mind, my imagination played with the idea, dissecting it, turning the pieces over, until one night inspiration came streaming. I decided to offer a story of my own.
I came up with a red gas giant, unnamed at the time. Surrounding this planet is a ring of dust, rocks, and ice. People must go there for some reason, but the environment is dangerous.
Then I started to write, and after several drafts and help from Skywriters, I created Mining Gyegan’s Ring. Here’s the basic idea of […]