In King’s Landing, Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell—the Hand of King Robert Baratheon—is surrounded by enemies. Some are openly declared, such as Ser Jaime Lannister and his sister, Queen Cersei. Others are hidden in the shadows. Still others wear the smiling mask of friends. But all are deadly, as Eddard is about to discover.
Nor is the enmity between Eddard and the
Lannister siblings the sole source of friction between these powerful noble
families. For Tyrion Lannister, the Imp—whose stunted, twisted body houses the
mind of a genius—has but lately won his freedom from Lady Catelyn Stark,
Eddard’s wife, who had accused him of attempting to murder her youngest son,
Brandon. Now he seeks out his father, his restless thoughts bent on revenge.
Far to the north, the bastard Jon Snow,
newly sworn to the Night’s Watch, takes the first faltering steps toward a
destiny stranger than he could ever dream—a destiny that will bring him
face-to-face with unspeakable horrors from beyond the edge of the world.
While across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys
Targaryen, wed to the great Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, and pregnant with his
child—a son prophesied to conquer the world—will see her own destiny take an
I've really been enjoying these adaptations but now find myself in the position
where I just want to get this review out of the way and move on to something
else. Don’t get me wrong; I’m still enjoying these graphic novels but Abraham
and Patterson have settled into such a well-oiled routine (putting the books
together) that it’s actually impossible to say anything about this volume that
I haven’t already said in the last two reviews. I’ve tried but I just can’t.
Abraham knows exactly what he is doing and shows that he has no intention of
letting GRRM’s labyrinthine plot get away from him. Tommy Patterson’s art gets
better and better; hints of Tomas Giorello’s work (in the lightness of the penciling) really appealed to me and I’m looking forward to volume four. There
will be a volume four at some point and I’m hoping that will be where this arc
ends, dragging it out to another volume would be one book too many. And that's it really; great storytelling as ever but nothing to write home about because all I'd be doing is just repeating what I write home about last time.
yeah. Volume Three won’t surprise you at all but if you've read this far then
you will be happy with that. ‘A Game of Thrones Volume Three’ doesn't need to
change as it’s doing just fine thank you very much. Makes it really awkward to
write about though… (I’ll be there for Volume Four though, of course I will)
On a slightly different note, I'm two episodes into the first season of 'A Game of Thrones' and am loving it. I have a lot of catching up to do...