A Dance With Dragons(i) -George Martin

Another brilliant book and the war for Westeros and Meereen continues. Daenerys and her dragons grow ever larger and her situation becomes more complex. To defeat the Yunkai army, she will need to marshal all her forces and put the lives of her soldiers at risk. The Yunkish have more soldiers at their command, with legions from New Ghis, unsullied from Astapor, a fleet from Volantis and Mantarys and four sellsword companies. Tyrion the Imp, falsely accused of killing his nephew, is in search of the last female dragon as well. Cersei Lannister remains powerless behind the bars of her cell in the great Sept of Baelor, master Qyburn is ready to hatch an abomination in order to save Cersei. Jaime Lannister continues his journey across the Riverlands in order to restore peace to King Tomnen’s realm. The seven kingdoms are in disarray, only a false Arya Stark binds the north together, an intense rivalry is forming between the Lannisters of the Rock and the Tyrells of Highgarden and Dorne only years for the return of a Targaryen.

The Power of Sport

There is only one thing in the world which can unite a whole nation or people of the same nationality living elsewhere, that same thing can unite seemingly random groups of people and give them a goal and a belief to work towards to. That thing is sport, sport has more followers than anything else on Earth. Sport has the power to make a stadium roar at a single moment and also to quieten an entire city. Sport is now a part of our daily lives. Imagine yourself without a team to support and without a great reason to get together with your friends, without screaming in joy at Dhoni’s sixes and shrieking in excitement at magic conjured up by Lionel Messi. There are negative aspects of sport too(addiction, violence, distraction), but the positive aspects outweigh them by quite a margin. Sport divides the world into further groups. In fact, the rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid has divided the whole world into two groups, Barca fans and Madrid fans. Sport is the religion all of us worship and if you think about it, no religion can cause millions of people to cry tears of joy at the same time, no religion can intensify rivalries and introduce competition to our everyday lives and no religion has the power to call upon all of its believers at once!