Game of Thrones Direwolf Bookends
No surprise I collect books. And I have too many, but I am fairly organized. Bookends help, but on my shelves, they’re not just something to keep the books from falling over on the rocks or the collectible action figures—the bookends represent memories of places I’ve been.
I have a pair of hatching eggs from Creatures and Crooks in Richmond, VA, a set of black cats from Book People in Austin, and some Golden Gate Bridge bookends as a reminder of our trip to San Francisco.
No, I haven’t been to Winterfell, but Game of Thrones is one series that’s traveled with me everywhere I’ve lived. When Song of ice and Fire first came out, Nina Smith, the proprietress of Book Rack, my favorite independent bookstore in Oklahoma City, recommended the book to me. I was solidly hooked. The scene where the Starks found the direwolf pups was one I read more than once.
I was lucky enough to hear Mr. Martin reading at Powells when we moved to Portland, OR. And yes, the series traveled with me to Austin, where I bought the next installments at Book People. I’ve continued reading Game of Thrones in Tennessee. Since most of my bookends commemorate a place, it seems altogether fitting that bookends from Winterfell should help me keep my library together.
The bookends come well-wrapped and that box is quite heavy. Their pose reminds me of the intent guardians they are, staring straight on at any oncoming risk. Even the back of the bookends continues the stone castle wall theme from the front. Dark Horse worked with the Game of Thrones crew at HBO using the casts from the series. They are cast in a fine resin, which resembles sculpture.
The direwolves are even nicer-looking than what’s depicted on the box or even my photos and they will appeal to any wolf collector, even non- Game of Thrones fans. At 6 pounds each, they are heavy enough to stop even oversize books from moving. The bookends dimensions are 7.25 x 5.5 x 5.75 inches, so they are tall enough for hardcovers or trade softcovers. While the bottoms are not fully felted, they do have little felted feet, which will prevent marring if you’ve got really nice wood shelves. Overall, one of the best-thought-out designs of the bookends I have and highly recommended.
Review by Rebecca McFarland Kyle
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Game of Thrones Direwolf Bookends.
Game of Thrones Direwolf Bookends. No, I haven’t been to Winterfell, but Game of Thrones is one series that’s traveled with me everywhere I’ve lived.