Top Ten Tuesday: Ways to Die in Bookish Worlds

hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Westeros / George R. R. Martin

I’d be dead in probably 15 minutes. I can’t fight and am not very good at lying and backstabbing. No chance in hell I’d survive Westeros.

Cause of death: Pissing off a Lannister or stumbling into a White Walker on my ski holiday behind the Wall.

The Malazan Empire / Steven Erikson

As a normal, plain human? There’s probably a 85% chance you run into an Immortal/God/Elder Race or someone else who could seriously fuck you up.

Cause of death: Falling into a warren

Gilead / Stephen King

An apocalyptic western/SciFi/Fantasy world that is on the brink of being destroyed. With the Man in Black walking around and other scary freak creatures? No thanks!

Cause of death: Not solving Blaine’s riddles.

The world from Peter V. Brett’s ‘The Painted Man’

Does it have a name? I don’t remember! But I wouldn’t last a night.

Cause of death: Demons. Tons and TONS of demons.

Panem / Suzanne Collins

Ugh. This is the worst Dystopian world. I don’t think I’d even make it to the Hunger Games!

Cause of death: Starvation

The world from Michael R. Fletcher’s ‘Beyond Redemption’

This is the most dangerous & chaotic world I’ve come across. Insane people have the power here, so if you are pure, like me, you wouldn’t stand a chance!

Cause of death: Burned to death by that one crazy lady.

Arrakis or Dune / Frank Herbert

Desert, murderous sandworms, no water, backstabbing Harkonnens around every corner.

Cause of death: Eaten by a sandworm



      1. Lol! That’s a life or death game. Winners live. Losers will most likely die from the cold (frozen by Others), or when racing direwolves, or wrestling giants…

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  1. I once met GRRM at a con, and I got to take a selfie with him which I posted to Twitter. One of my friends replied, “Did you survive? I hear he kills everyone.” Ain’t that the truth. Count me the hell out of Westeros, I probably wouldn’t last fifteen minutes either šŸ˜›

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  2. I love your take on this week’s TTT! And the cause of death is priceless. I’ll have to remember that one for when I don’t want to do a standard TTT topic.

    I wouldn’t make it in Panem either, unless I lived in the Capital, and then I suspect life would still be pretty miserable.

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  3. hahhaha this is such a hilarious and brilliant post!! I’d die really quickly in Westeros- and pissing off a Lannister seems like an easy way to do it. And starving in Panem makes the most sense- though if I was in the games, I’d probably trip and be one of the first ones murdered šŸ˜‰

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