Stephen Dent’s Game of Thrones Review

Now many of you have seen this book series on TV and I must agree that it is a great show. But did you know that Game of Thrones is the title of the first book and that the book series is actually called a Song of Ice and Fire? I think the TV show has a better title quite frankly. And that’s not all, before the show I actually read the books and couldn’t really get that into it. The problem with this series is that I didn’t really resonate with the characters. There are a lot of scummy characters so the true hero is hard to find. Jon Snow is kind of glossed over in the beginning and we have Ned Stark. But Ned is friends with the King who is portrayed as a good warrior but horrible at everything else. He cheats on his wife Cersei regularly and he also beats her. On top of that he is a drunk and dies while drunk and on a hunting trip (although it is believed he was actually murdered). But being the drunkard he is it’s not questioned.

Now Cersei is painted as very evil but I was reading some reviews and I agree: she’s a product of her environment (her father is a horrible man himself). It’s not hard to see why Cersei is evil. Also in the beginning of the books Jamie throws Bran off the top story when he finds out they are making love. This was done for survival too but crippling a young man is a very bad thing to do. So Jaime and Cersei are evil. Ned Stark is good but gets killed fairly quickly. Now when you start a book and kill the main hero, while unexpected and trail blazing it served for me to no longer be interested. There is also the fact that there are so many characters and situations going on in the series that it gets a bit confusing. Now later in the books it’s even worse because they break down the latest books into something like 3 characters each and the ones you were interested in are no longer being covered. The books were just not handled well and frankly the TV show is doing better than the author. They are actually going to outpace George RR Martin’s work. Now if you ask me and if this series was written by Stephen Dent – this would never happen! I would die before I let a TV show steal my own series and ideas. But that’s just me; apparently George is too busy writing NY Jets propaganda to be bothered.

One thing I will say for the first book is that it does a good job covering all of the noble houses and the sigils. For example Sir Jorah Mormont is a bear. And King Robert is the stag. House Targaryen is of course the dragon sigil and is maybe the coolest. The problem is that we don’t really see House Targaryen into later in the books; we just see the Starks vs the Lannister’s essentially.  The books get better when we see the white walkers and the other locations in the Game of Thrones universe as well as the war between Stannis and Renly, and the Starks vs. everyone else (the red wedding is fantastic and the craziest part of the series).

Want to see more Stephen Dent book reviews? Tell me what you would like me to review next and you just might get your wish. Until then, this is Stephen Dent telling you all, keep reading, and I’ll be here reviewing!



Stephen Dent Story: Chapter 6

It didn’t appear that Darryl Speller was still working on his story about Stephen Dent but it turns out he moved from publishing to booksie to publishing on his own website. The story can be found from the beginning HERE and it’s currently published up to chapter 6.

The author has moved beyond the present tense (dream like world) into flashbacks leading up to wherever he is now. The story has now shifted to a flashback style story where each chapter seems to move back and forth from each event. This gives you an interesting perspective of what could of happened and almost creates two story timelines that will eventually collide into each other.

I’m excited to find out what happens next and hopefully some other readers will follow suit and check this guy out.

The Stephen Dent Story Continues

It looks like the author of the short story “Stephen Dent” has published the second chapter in his story. I have to admit, I really like where the author is taking Stephen Dent.

Stephen Dent continues to walk, trying to find where he should go next. Eventually either because of discouragement or fatigue, Stephen Dent decides to sit down and take a break. During this time he experiences a dream where Stephen Dent is presented with something frightning. I recommend anyone who would like to read about a character named Stephen Dent (haha me! Just kidding) to check out Darryl Spellers short story.

A book about me – Stephen Dent?

I was on booksie the other day navigating through miscellaneous short stories and novel chapters and ended up coming across an Author writing a book about me! Ok, well I guess he’s not writing a book about me but he is writing about a character who just so happens to have the name Stephen Dent. Interesting right?

To top it off the story has a good start. The author has only uploaded a few pieces of his writing so far and the content is under developed. None the less though I would be interested in following this story and see where the plot goes.

I will give status updates on this site too for anyone else who might be interested in Reading about Stephen Dent

The Best of “The Children’s Best”

  1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  2. Middle School: Get me Out of Here! By James Patterson
  3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs
  4. The Invaders: Book 2 by John A. Flanagan
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  6. Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
  7. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  8. A Hero for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
  9. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
  10. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Best of “The Nonfiction Best”

  1. The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro
  2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  3. Screwed! By Dick Morris
  4. Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
  5. Prague Winter by Madeleine Korbel Albright
  6. Killing Lincoln by Martin Dugard
  7. Drift by Rachel Maddow
  8. My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
  9. Service: A Navy Seal at War by Marcus Luttrell
  10. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

The Best of “The Best”

  1. 11th Hour By James Patterson
  2. Deablocked by Charlaine Harris
  3. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  4. The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans
  5. In One Person by John Irving
  6. The Innocent by David Baldacci
  7. Calico Joe by John Grisham
  8. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
  9. Home by Toni Morrison
  10. The Witness by Nora Roberts