Ned VIII – Ned IX
In this Game of Thrones podcast from Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop in New Orleans, host Candice Huber discusses the Song of Ice and Fire series along with her mom, Gail, who is reading it for the first time and has absolutely no knowledge of Game of Thrones.
In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Ned VIII, Catelyn VI, and Ned IX in A Game of Thrones. There’s a lot of Ned in this segment as the Jon Arryn mystery continues to unfold. Gail shares her reactions about Ned’s party getting attacked by Jaime Lannister, Ned’s fight with Robert, a long, boring journey up a mountain, fruit and vegetable baskets, and first impressions of Lysa Arryn (spoiler alert: Gail thinks Lysa is totally bananas). Gail also worries for a minute that Ned might die, then realizes Ned *can’t* die, because then there wouldn’t be a story.
If you’re a fan, listen to re-meet your favorite characters and to gain a new perspective from, as Gail puts it, “a total Game of Thrones virgin.” And if you’re in the same boat as Gail and also know nothing about ASOIAF, this is your chance to get caught up on the story with someone who is just as new to it as you are.
Read along, listen along, and follow Gail’s journey through the series as she discovers for the first time just how brutal it can be. When you read Game of Thrones with your mom, you win or you die (laughing).
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