Soul Music - Discworld 16 - Terry Pratchett

Written by on December 16, 2005, 12:00 am

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A Clash of Kings - George R R Martin

Written by on December 14, 2005, 12:00 am
and mother only promised that when she was older she might have her own hawk. She was older now, but if she had a hawk, she'd eat it.

Ayra

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A Game of Thrones - George R R Martin

Written by on November 22, 2005, 12:00 am

Another re-read after Feast for Crows and with the Jon Snow/Aegon VI Targaryen hypothesis in mind. Feel like I am really getting to know the Ice and Fire lore now and that just makes these books that much better.

For those of you that are interested. The Jon Snow/Aegon VI Targeryen hypothesis refers to doubts about Jon Snow's parentage. I think there are a whole range of clues in the books that indicate that Jon Snow is not the bastard son of Eddard Stark and some unknown woman (Ashara Dayne?) but actually the trueborn son and heir of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

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A Feast For Crows - George R R Martin

Written by on October 30, 2005, 12:00 am

Thanks Ted for noticing these two descriptions:

Jaqen H'Gar when he left Arya:

Jaqen passed a hand down his face from forehead to chin, and where it went he changed. His cheeks grew fuller, his eyes closer; his nose hooked, a scar appeared on his right cheek where no scar had been before. And when he shook his head, his long straight hair, half red and half white, dissolved away to reveal a cap of tight black curls.

And then the guy who killed Pate the pigboy, in the prologue of Feast:

He was just a man, and his face was just a face. A young man's face, ordinary, with full cheeks and the shadow of a beard. A scar showed faintly on his right cheek. He had a hooked nose, and a mat of dense black hair that curled tightly around his ears. It was not a face Pate recognized.

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Men at Arms - Discworld 15 - Terry Pratchett

Written by on October 18, 2005, 12:00 am

Characters introduced in "Guards Guards" are clarified and a host of new, interesting characters are added to the Anhk Morpock city watch. Terry Pratchett's typical amusing punchlines are in plentiful supply, however what makes this book stand out is a plot that stands up on it's own without those things that define all Terry Pratchett's work.

A pretty decent detective story with a nice twist, some major character deaths that aren't gratuitous and a satisfying resolution, deliver the best Discworld story I have read so far..

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