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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

A Storm of Swords, Part 2: Blood and Gold

A Storm of Swords, Part 2 – Blood and Gold: George R.R.Martin, November 10—30, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Blood and Gold is the blockbuster second half of the Storm of Swords instalment; a stunning piece … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Storm of Swords, Part 1: Steel and Snow

A Storm of Swords, Part 1 – Steel and Snow: George R.R.Martin, October 12—31, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Buckle up. Things just got real. In Game of Thrones, Ned is in the … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings: George R.R.Martin, September 11—October 4, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Following the incredible debut of A Song of Ice and Fire in A Game of Thrones, the sequel fails to … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 7 Comments

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin, July 27—August 23, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ A Game of Thrones is known by fans, critics and even those alien to it for its considerable … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

LIVE BLOG: A Game of Thrones

This blog will be updated automatically as read-through progresses.  Read the full review here. 06/08/15: I’m going to stop live-blogging now at the risk of sounding repetitive, and will publish … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

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