Category Archives: Books & Novellas

VoK 420: The Hobbit (Book) Pt. 2



In honor of the 80th anniversary of “The Hobbit” the Vassals blaze their way through the second half of J.R.R Tolkien’s first visit to Middle Earth. The tale grew in the telling and was nearly extended to 3 episodes but we wisely managed to keep it at 2.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Nadia, and Paul (SerDinneRoll).

This was was actually recorded around the same time as part 1, which you can find below.
[Part 1]

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
Editor: Adam

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VoK 415 – Meanwhile, Back At The Wall – The Great Linear ASOIAF Re-read Part 51


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After the trauma of The Red Wedding, The Vassals move back to the Wall for Sam 3, Jon 6 and Jon 7 from A Storm of Swords. These are the events of 17th and 18th December 299 AL. Your hosts are Dragoncast’s Matt/Varley and Casey/Blue Eyed Queen and Krakenkast’s Duncan/Valkyrist and Sarah/LadyWeaver with Bina007 holding the line of insanity somewhere in between!

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The Electric Pancakes.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Jon 7 by Carcass427.

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VoK 413 – Spookyboobs – The Red Wedding – The Great ASOIAF Linear Reread Episode 50


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This is a very special episode of our Linear re-read of George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as we reach a) the half way point in out planned episodes and b) the narrative development that for many readers is the most scarring and significant plot twist of the series to date – The Red Wedding.

Accordingly, in this episode we’ve invited some of the VOK Curators – the people responsible for the admin and direction of VOK – to come together to discuss Arya 10, Cat 7 and Arya 11 from A Storm of Swords. They are Adam/DrownedSnow, Bina007, Katie/Lady Griffin, Michal/Inkasrain and Nadia.

This episode can be listened to in conjunction with the recent VOK 400 Full Castle Recording of The Red Wedding and post-FCR discussion by some of the curators who aren’t present on this episode.  It also follows the more broad ranging VoK 412 episode that explored all things Robb Stark – a key character who doesn’t have POV chapters and whose actions are often off-screen.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The National.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Cat 7 by Lex.

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VoK 411 – LaLaLandMoot! aka #JusticeForHodor aka The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Episode 49


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The ladies of VOK who recently met in Los Angeles for Mexican food and nerdy goodness – Bina007, Amberrocks, Shadowbaby/Hannah and Sara/DrBlood – reunite for the latest episode of the reread. They are also joined by VOK Curator Michal/Inkasrain. The chapters under discussion are Jon 5, Bran 3 and Cat 6 from A Storm of Swords, covering the events of December 8th to 14th 299, including Queenscrown and Cat’s arrival at the Twins.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The Hodor Song.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Bran 3 by GuiRodr.

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VoK 404 – The Great Linear ASOIAF Re-read 48 – The Red Viper


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Tyrion meets the Red Viper, Arya crosses the Trident and Gilly gives birth in the 48th episode of the linear re-read! Join Bina007, Matt/Varley, Marie/Nymeria, and Michael/Khal Wadege as they discuss Tyrion 5, Arya 9 and Sam 2 from A Storm of Swords.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The Monkees.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Arya 9 by Skywaltzer.

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VoK 400: The Dance of the Vassals IV



To celebrate their 400th podcast, the curators of VOK break bread in the smoky halls of the Twins and toast a joyous marriage to Edmure Tully and Roslyn Frey.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Bina (Bina007), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, and Greg (claudiusthefool) for a one-night only performance of Catelyn VII from George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords (aka the “Red Wedding”). And stick around backstage for a postmortem discussion of the chapter.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

02:20 – Full Cast(le) Recording #13: The Hole Where Our Hearts Had Been
33:32 – Catelyn VII (ASOS) Chapter Discussion

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Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 398 – The Ghost of High Heart aka The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Part 46


chapter_38___a_storm_of_swords_drawing_project_by_apoiaf-d6f8g43In the 46th episode, the Vassals discuss the events of the 29th November to the 1st December 299.  This comprises the chapter Arya 8, Jaime 5 and Dany 6 from A Storm of Swords.

Your podcast hosts are Bina007, Matt/Bl3Arm0r, Patrick/Ser Patrick The Tall, Sara/DrBlood and Wilson/The Wandering Prophet.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credit: Alpine Universe and The Specials.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Jaime 5 by Dickon Manwoody.

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