“Cersei et al. better watch their backs and their butts because this girl [Arya] is learning how to wield something bigger than a needle, I promise, and she’s coming after their asses. […] She ain’t forgettin’. She’s gonna carry that with her until the day she can come after them. And I’m just waitin’ for it.”
Tyrion III – Daenerys III
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 Tyrion III, Arya II, and Daenerys III in A Game of Thrones. Gail is not convinced that Jon will stay on the Wall, discusses the incident in her past triggered by Arya forcing Nymeria away, and is not fooled by these “stone” dragon eggs of Dany’s.
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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