2018 releases

Hell's Bell
Scent of the Jaguar
His Outback Nanny
The Queen's Game
366 Days of Flash Fiction
On the Horizon: Simple worlds of speculative adventure
Lusting the Enemy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Magic Thursday Giveaway - A Game of Thrones

I had been racking my brains trying to work out what the Magic Thursday post will be about and then I spotted it - the cover of the 2012 calender for the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series by George R.R. Martin.

Anyone who has ever ventured to my blog knows how much I love art and I especially love art depicting fantasy settings. So this appealed to me as an art lover. As a reader, I'm very behind in reading this series - I'm only about 200 pages into A Game Of Thrones despite the book being on my shelf since 1996. Gulp!!! 

Finally it is getting its day and attending a talk by George R.R. Martin at WorldCon in Melbourne last year shunted the book close to the top of the pile. 

I'm loving it - the complexity, the world-building, the intrigue, the language - definitely a keeper.

The other reason why this calendar struck me is because this month, HBO is debuting the TV series  Game of Thrones.  April 17th for our US readers. Unfortunately, we in Australia have to wait it looks like until July (on Foxtel) - sniff sniff. But I believe it will be worth the wait. It looks like a marvelous production from the clips and images I have seen. Anything with Sean Bean has to be good :) Doesn't he look great on the Iron Throne.

So in honour of this epic fantasy series hitting the screens, I am offering a copy of the 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar (as pictured above). Please comment below by Tuesday 19th April for your chance to win. 

This is open internationally to countries the Book Depository delivers to. However this item will not be available for another 4-5 months, so will be delivered then.

Just tell me who is your favourite character is in A Game of Thrones and why.



  1. OMG, I am so excited for the HBO series! Can't wait to see if they've done it justice.
    As for my fave character, why I have to go with Jaime Lannister. On team evil at the start, I loved how the last book showed traces of humanity in him.

  2. Well, Eleni, I can't say who my favourite character is as I haven't read the books, but you know me, anything with Sean Bean is worth a look ;). And I love the guy on the cover of the calendar.


  3. I am ashamed to say I have not yet read any of the series. I have only heard great things about it though. So, I will put the books on the top of my reading list. Then I will view the TV series.


  4. Hi Bec - I'm sure with George R.R. Martin being heavily involved in the production, things will probably turn out very well indeed. In regards to Jaime he is indeed team evil with a capital T (where I'm at that is!).

    Alison, great to see you here my fellow Sean Bean admirer! :) And doesn't the cover of the calendar look absolutely fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the artwork.

    Marybelle - thank you for commenting. I feel your pain - I too couldn't believe how long I had neglected this series. It was one of those 'when I have time to read in a long hit'. Trouble is, that time never seemed to come around. I'm reading it in snatches and I'm finding I like that because it gives me pause and I do find that I'm thinking about the story during the day. Happy reading!