A Song of Dan and Josh: Daenerys V

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Welcome back to another episode of A Song of Dan and Josh, the show where FanSided editor Josh Hill and I break down A Song of Ice and Fire chapter by chapter. He’s never read the novels. I’ve read them multiple times. We’ve both seen the show. Oh, the hijinks that ensue.

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This week we’re discussing a crucial chapter from A Game of Thrones: Daenerys V, aka How Khaleesi Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Murdering Her Brother. Watch below:

Topics include:

  • Viserys is the first major character to die. How does his demise differ from how it happens on the show, and could Viserys have prevented it? What mistakes did he make? What mistakes DIDN’T he make?
  • This chapter begins in media res, with Daenerys eating a horse heart. Martin is many things: a great world-builder, a character observer of human character, etc. He’s also a stylist who knows how to engross a reader in the scene from the jump.
  • Prophecies: readers love them, characters are confused by them. What do we make of the dosh khaleen’s prediction respecting the Stallion Who Mounts the World?

We stream new episodes of A Song of Dan and Josh every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on our Facebook page. Next week, Ned Stark skips unknowingly down the road to his own death.

Next: George R.R. Martin strikes deal with Warner Bros. to adapt “The Ice Dragon” as an animated film

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