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Game Of Thrones (spoiler warning)

Game Of Thrones

WARNING – there are spoilers herein – if you haven’t watched all episodes through season 5, then STOP reading now!

I love mystical books, but I never read these books which is good and bad. It’s good because the HBO TV Series is outstanding and I have no idea what’s going to happen episode to episode. The bad is that it doesn’t prepare me for some of the horrific scenes, and, the loss of favorite characters.

In A Nutshell. If you’ve never read or watched, Game Of Thrones takes place Westeros, an area of the world similar to medieval England with Kings, Queens and Castles. “Game of Thrones” is the story of 7 houses all vying for the Iron Throne of Westeros and it’s fascinating to watch the strategy. Yes, it’s brutal at times, but I suspect that’s how it really was. And yes, there are dragons, but hey, there were dinosaurs on Earth at one point…why not dragons?

It’s all about the characters. The attraction to the show are the main characters…and there are so many compelling individuals. In fact, there are so many characters that I had to google a chart to figure them all out. But reason I’m obsessed at the moment is that some of these characters have been killed off. In the first season they spend the first 9 episodes getting you to love one of the main characters, and then they chop off his head. It was shocking. And then we lost some more lovable characters over the seasons. But none more than Jon Snow, who was just killed in the last episode on Sunday. I can’t stop thinking about it. I thought he was going to be the one to save the world. But in a world with dragons and blood magic, maybe he’ll come back in some way…I hope so.

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