The River of Silver: Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy By: S.A. Chakraborty Audiobook: 9 hours 45 minutes Published: March 1, 2022 (audiobook)/October 11, 2022 (print) Genre: Fantasy Narrated by: Soneela Nankani She had been to Daevabad once as a girl and still remembered the awe of sailing through the veil that hid the island. Its brass walls… Continue reading Why You Need to Listen to (and to Read Later On): “The River of Silver”
The season finale of Season One begins with both Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel—Lyra’s parents—preparing for what they’ve been planning for since the first episode. The former is planning to kill Lord Asriel under the orders of the Magisterium, and the latter is planning something that involves the aurora—a.k.a. the northern lights—and this involves his… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials: Betrayal”
This episode picks up where the last episode, and the books, left us. Lyra survives her fall from Lee Scoresby’s balloon, only to be captured by the panserbjørne—the name the Ice Bears call themselves in the books (and in the movie)—and brought before King Iofur Raknison. Lyra learns her father is alive, her friends survived… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials: The Fight to the Death”
Binti: The Complete Trilogy By: Nnedi Okorafor Published: Binti(#1) released September 22, 2015 Binti: Sacred Fire(#1.5) released February 5, 2019 Binti: Home(#2) released January 31, 2017 Binti: The Night Masquerade(#3) released January 16, 2018 Binti: The Complete Trilogyreleased February 5, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Anthology Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella 2015 &… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Binti: The Complete Trilogy”
PLEASE NOTE: The following contains spoilers for both HBO’s Game of Thrones series and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. If you have neither read, nor watched, then you have been warned. This is a response to the poll: “Who Dies in Winds of Winter and is already dead on Game… Continue reading Poll Results for “Who Dies in ‘Winds of Winter’ and is Already Dead on ‘Game of Thrones’?”
(Note: Spoilers from A Song of Ice and Fire series, the Harry Potter series and the Legends of King Arthur.) Jamie Lannister—the prodigy of the Seven Kingdoms, the youngest ever to join the legendary Kingsguard, the eldest son of Lord Tywin Lannister, the man who fucked his twin sister—the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. The… Continue reading The Mirrors of Jamie Lannister: Who Does the “Kingslayer” Remind You Of?
(Please Note: Spoilers from A Song of Ice and Fire series are found within this essay.) Most of us has read, heard, or seen a version of The Iliad. The blind poet, Homer, is credited for compiling the epic tale of the Trojan War. The film, Troy (2004), has Achilles played by Brad Pitt, Sean… Continue reading Who or What Is Shireen Baratheon supposed to be?
(Note: Spoilers from A Song of Ice and Fire series are found within this essay.) George R.R. Martin is the latest author who has been bombarded constantly with questions and assumptions as to when his next novel—notice I did NOT say publication—will be released. Most have us have experienced the long waiting period when it… Continue reading The Theories and the Hints Hidden within Ice and Fire (Part I)