A Song of Dan and Josh: Prologue (A Clash of Kings)

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It’s the first episode of the new year, and we’re kicking off 2019 with a look at the first chapter of A Clash of Kings: the prologue. Let’s get into it!


This is a jam-packed chapter. Here’re some of the topics we hit:

  • In retrospect, opening a sequel to a popular book with a group of entirely new characters was a ballsy move. What does Song of Ice and Fire newbie Josh make of it?
  • Several heavy-hitters are introduced here, including Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon and Melisnadre of Asshai. How do these characters come off in their debuts?
  • In A Clash of Kings, Martin starts making magic a bigger part of the story. How does he finesse the transition?
  • How is Melisandre like Jim Jones?

Game on.

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