Series: Prophecy of the Sisters 2
German \ Paperback, 412 pages
Debut: August 1, 2010
Read: Nov 18, 2013-Feb 12, 2014
Based on A Song of Ice and Fire 2: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin.
Tyrion Lannister, the Imp: I think he's proven himself over and over again in this season. I like him more every time, especially since he turned out to be not as ill wishing as I first thought him to be. Rational, sneeky when necessary, but especially placing the kingdoms well-being right next to his own, not like the others.
Sansa Stark & Shae:
I think that Sansa is an interesting character. However, I feel like I have an on-off relationship with her, because I see the potential but she hasn't lived up to it yet. Shae is an interesting ally, though. I'm curious what's all to come next!
One of the steady characters, I think. He does the right thing, trying to please his mother along the way, but not letting her rule her. He's a good ruler, despite his bit of a temper, I think it's important. And I really liked his new wife Talisa so far. =)
Urgh, how much I dislike fanatics. And that she actually spawned something shadowy, it can't be good. ~.~
I want to kick him. Strangle him. The stupid traitor. Hate his attitude, and hope no one shows mercy on him, and that they don't take him back even if he begs.
I have absolutely no idea why she can't let the throne go. She has enough to deal with already and could make a good new life for the rest of her riders as a Khaleesi. Most of the time, I like her attitude, but sometimes it puts me off, too. However, I liked Drogo and everything else that happened to her so far. The dragons, oh gosh! And her advisor Jorah is also one of my favorites, just for his morales.
At first, I thought the man at the wall were rather... grey, uninteresting. However, they actually did quite an interesting storyline. And meeting the people from beyond... I'm curious what they will have to do with it all!
Oh, then there'e the thing with the zombies. I hate zombies. However, this zombie army makes me think of Lord of the Rings - Return of the King, and I can imagine they'll have a purpose quite like the ghosts had then.
Joffrey & Cersei Lannister:
Oh, the hatred... Cersei is Eden's snake personified, all the conspiracy, cracked mind, even the hot looks. Joffrey is a stupid brat as ever, and I wish him all the ugly things world has to offer. GR!
Love his storyline! He's a young master, rather in the background, but he has talents and I think he'll be having a big role despite all his drawbacks. Osha at his side is good, too. But I have to say that Luwin was a waste. T.T
Arya Stark & Jaqen:
Arya is my little favorite. And Jaqen, gosh! A chameleon, shapeshifter, however you wanna call it. I would've jumped at his offering! Yet Arya didn't, and it kind of made me respect her even more. I'm pretty confident she'll have a mayor role and pull through to the very end. She's a survivor, one of the finest, a good leader, and a true Stark.
Year: Spring 2012
Length: 111 min
Directed by: James McTeigue
Starring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Kevin McNally
Set in 1849, it is a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet and author pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in Poe's stories.
The title derives from Poe's poem The Raven.
I was forced to venture there! For that, it was okay, but for all the mystery and blood and curelty of it, it missed either the striking sets/actors or the humor moments. It was kinda like the Sherlock Holmes movies, but way more serious and bloody, and I have to say a little less entertaining for that matter. Of course you wanted to know who was behind it all, and you get to pick up some clues just like Sherlock Holmes always does, but it just... it didn't strike me. It was too... anonymous the whole time. And for all the drama of the end, that didn't strike me either. I thought it was sad, but it was just an observation, I wasn't really touched, leave alone devastated by it.
Area Scan: Plot: 5/5 -- Characters: 3/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Romance: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Series: Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy 1
First Published: August 1, 2009
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
One good... One evil...
Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.
Now Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.
They just know they can't trust each other.
Since this is on my TBR but I'm kinda reluctant to start something this enormous and conplicated and... tangled, I thought I'd watch the series to see if I could actually like the characters and plot.
And I was positively surprised!
The Stark family is really great, especially with their connections to the Shadow wolves. I so love those puppies! I'm curious what further roles they'll play as the series goes on. But all the family members have great characters, all very different too!, I can't really pick a favorite. It was a shame about Eddard, though. He was the glue that kept them all together and coordinated, now it kinda all goes apeshit. Has me worried. *sigh*
Then there's the Lannister family... Yikes, they're the perfect antagonists! I admit I like Tyrion because he handles himself very well although he's despised by many, I'd actually count him as one of the good guys. And I hate Joffrey, that little wimp, even more than his sheming, insolent mother - and she's definitively a lot to hate! She and Jamie are just... urgh, you know? I can understand their train of thought, but it's still not sitting well. Joffrey could've turned out differently if exposed to better influences, I think. I'm not so sure if he still has a chance to change his ways, though. Maybe if he spends a little more quality time with Sansa? I think the girl is more her father than she let on til now. Those two are a very interesting combination now, anyways. Curious how this will be developing!
The Targaryens... What can I say? Viserys was a total failure, only thing I liked about him was is cause of death, hihi. On the contrary, Daenerys is just awesome. How she turns from timid and obedient into the Khaleesi and Mother of Dragons. She wasn't simply accepting her fate, no, she really took the goddamn lemons that were thrown at her and made lemonade. And then she flavored it so that now people wrestle over it. It was a shame about Drogo, though. Those two were very interesting together.