Lots of action, lots of power plays and sword play too. War is raging on, alliances are broken and some of your least favored characters advance to great power. Waaa? Not to mention killing off some of my very favorite characters….I will not give spoilers. 🙂 Joffrey, of House Baratheon (but ought to be Lannister) is the king. Unfortunately for Joffrey, he has competition as there are many who feel they are the rightful heir to the crown.
Vying for the role of ruler of the Seven Kingdoms is Lord Stannis (who took a beating in King’s Landing), Robb Stark, who will be fine with the title King of the North (go Robb)and the exiled queen, Daenerys. She has dragons…..people will be impressed in future books, of that I am certain. But wait, that’s not all! They have the Wildlings to contend with which are going to overrun the Ice wall and the very scary mythical Others. The Others are living dead with ice blue eyes, animated corpses basically, and can only be brought down with Dragonglass.
I am loving this series. If you like action, adventure and bit of fantasy mixed in – this is a series you will love. There is quite a bit of food mentioned throughout the book and, as I am reading it on Kindle, I forgot you could bookmark pages electronically.
There are so many food references but, as I mentioned earlier, I didn’t note particular dishes and thought I would remember….so I am selecting an easy Lemon Roasted Chicken which any of our characters would devour after a hard day fighting and pillaging 🙂
I wrote a post about the abundance of lemons and what all I made with them. If you’d like to see that info as well as a photo story on my upended lemon posset (what a dope I am) check it out HERE at Squirrel Head Manor.
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