Catch Up On Game of Thrones with a Literature Lesson and “Vengeance”

HBO released “Vengeance”, a new trailer for the hit series, Game of Thrones, this week, and it is INTENSE.

If you’ve read the books, you know that book 4, A Feast for Crows, because of it’s sheer size, was split into two parts by the man himself, George R.R. Martin. This split resulted in two novels taking place at the same time, focusing on two different POVs. In book 4, we read the stories of the 7 Kingdoms, focusing on the Lannisters, Starks, Greyjoys and the kingdom of Dorne.

The text actually doesn’t include much in terms of Daenerys Targaryen story, but good TV needs a half-naked waif-queen of dragons, so she’s in the series much more than she should be (not that I’m complaining: Team Stormborn!). 


Taking their cue from the author, HBO similarly split the story of book 4 into at least 2 seasons. Last season, we saw only the beginning of what readers recognize loosely as A Feast For Crows, which ended with the Red Wedding and the storm on King’s Landing, both quite dark and discouraging moments in a super-angsty dark and discouraging work. This season on HBO, we can look forward to Sansa moving to the Eyrie, the crazy sand-daughters of Dorne, and Jamie Lannister might just start to win over a few hearts.

If the network decided to split up book 4, then I can only assume (read: HOPE and PRAY) that seasons 5, 6 and perhaps a 7 and 8, will happen in the future. A network should not start this type of endeavor and not plan to see it through until the end of the book series. Since Martin hasn’t finished writing (will he, ever?) I can only hope that fans will get the chance to enjoy the entire Song of Ice and Fire epic on HBO.


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