Category Archives: Books & Novellas

VoK 374: A Hymn for Spring (ASOIAF Essays)


The Vassals convene in the Tower of the Hand to set the realm to rights. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Silvana (silvaubrey), Michael (Khal Wadege), Sara (DrBlood), and Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) for a review of A Hymn to Spring, a collection of essays on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Essays covered in this podcast include:

04:57 – Machiavellianism for a Purpose (by Steven Attewell)
37:48 – Iron Bends (by Jeff Hartline)
57:05 – How to Win Thrones and Rule People (by Jim McGeehin)
1:28:48 – The Patriarchs of Westeros (by Stefan Sasse)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring (Amazon)

VoK 368: Harry Potter Re-read III: The Jar-Jar Defense




Pardon the delay, someone got lost in a magical dildo shop. The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts for second year, pondering Japanese golfer jokes, gnome torture, and mathletes.

Join Michal (inkasrain), Greg (claudiusthefool), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Jock (munrojock2), and Zander (Lord Baron)…. as they study wizard racism, ghostly physics, and knuts in this discussion of the first eight chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series.

Credits:
Edited by inkasrain
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams.

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VoK 365: Near Death Experiences for ProfitCast aka The Great Linear Re-read Part 36



Hosts Casey/Blue-eyed-queen, Aiwendil/Alix, Marie/Nymeria, Tanja/Scilens, Sara/DrBlood, Zach/Alias, and Paul/Serdinnerroll explore the next four chapters of The Great ASOIAF Linear Reread with Tyrion 1, Bran 1, Davos 1 and Davos 2 of A Storm of Swords.

If you’re following along at home the next four chapters will be Jon 1, Arya 2, Arya 3, and Sansa 1 of A Storm of Swords.

This podcast contains spoilers for all published works of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, but does not contain spoilers for HBO’s show, Game of Thrones.

Aftershow begins at 1 hr 45 m

Credits:
Edited by Casey (Blue-eyed-queen)
Music credits: Alpine Universe
Pirate Epic Mix 2
Picture Credit: ASOS drawing project, by: jesicka309
Death Count of the War of the Five Kings

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VoK 364: The Great Linear Re-read Part 35 — A Retrospective


Join hosts Nadia, Nymeria/Marie, Munrojock2/Jock, Ser Patrick the Tall/Patrick, Scilens/Tanja, shadow_baby/Hannah, and Varley/Matt for a rambling look back on our reread of GoT and CoK.

The next reread will be hosted by Casey and will cover Tyrion I, Bran I, Davos I and Davos II from ASoS.

This podcast contains spoilers for all published works of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, but does not contain spoilers for HBO’s show, Game of Thrones.

Aftershow begins begins at 1 hr 20m

Credits:
Edited by Nadia
Music credit: The Podcast Bard – Jed O’White Hart.

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VoK 362 – Talking Targaryens Part Tres


targcastlargerWelcome to the third instalment of our Talking Targaryens series and the reason why many of the participants have been sporting the same forum picture. The now actually annual podcast will cover the World of Ice and Fire book’s Targaryen section from Baelor first of his name to Daeron the second. Our cast is comprised of Patrick the Conqueror, Hannah the Blessed, Nadia the Cruel, Adam the Unworthy, Tanja the Good and Paul the Small.

The Hosts:
Paul (Ser Dinner Roll)
Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall)
Adam (drownedsnow)
Tanja (scilens)
Hannah (shadowbaby)
Nadia

Baelon the 1st : 0:02:56

Viserys 2nd : 0:48:17

Aegon the 4th: 1:16:41

Daeron 2nd: 1:47:52

Aftershow : 2:14:10

Patrick (The Tall) – Editor

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VoK 358: VikingCast Aka The Great Linear Re-read Part 34



The reread is back with Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Zach (Alias), Alix (Aiwendil), Tanja (Scilens) and Marie (Nymeria).

They discuss the last linear chapter of A Clash of Kings (Tyrion 15), move into A Storm of Swords with Dany being a badass (Dany 2&3), and Arya’s survival skills (Arya 1). And it wouldn’t be a Patrick episode if Vikings didn’t come up.

For listeners playing along at home, the next episode will actually be part 36, covering A Storm of Swords Tyrion 1, Bran 1, Davos 1, and Davos 2. Part 35 will be a discussion of how it’s been rereading the books through A Clash of Kings linearly.

This podcast contains spoilers for all published works of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, but does not contain spoilers for HBO’s show, Game of Thrones.

Aftershow begins at 1 hr 41m

Credits:
Edited by Casey (blue-eyed-queen)
Music credits: Alpine Universe
“Dragon Queen (Mhysa)”, by Karliene
Picture credit: The A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project: ASOS Arya I by Nick Snow

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VoK 356: The Christmas VOK aka the Great Linear Re-Read Part 33


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Join Vassals Michal (inkasrain), Hannah (shadow_baby), Steve (steveontheforums), Marie (Nymeria), Joe, Sarah (Lady Weaver), Noah (Pops88), and random appearances of Matt (Varley) for a festive, Christmas VOK (give or take). This is part 33 of the epic linear re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire.

The episode covers 5 chapters which correspond to just 4 days in the timeline – from September 28th to 1st October 299. These are :

Arya 10 (ACOK)
Jon 8 (ACOK)
Jaime 2 (ASOS)
Theon 6 (ACOK)
Bran 7 (ACOK)

Join us for yet another declamation of love for Bina in the aftershow (1h56m).

Next episode will cover Tyrion 15 from ACOK, which is the last ACOK chapter in the linear timeline, and Dany 2, Dany 3 and Arya 1 from ASOS.

Editor: Marie

Picture credit:  The A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project: Bran VII by Jeremy

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