Imagining no religion

“Noble families have names like Lannister, Stark,Baratheon, Targeryen and Greyjoy, the forests are full of shadowcats and direwolves, and one character becomes the proud mother of a trio of baby dragons. The story happens in places with names like Winterfell, King’s Landing, the Eyrie, Castle Black and Vaes Dothrak; there are wizards, witches, curses and blood magic, secret orders of assassins, dwarves, giants, totemic swords, and constantly shifting alliances based on conspiracy and betrayal. And if it sounds like I’m reading from the Player’s Handbook for Dungeons & Dragons, trust me that I’m more than suitably mortified.”

Rick McGinnis