Game of Thrones as Myth: the Archetypes (1)

For any of you who follow my blog, Twitter or Facebook know, I’m a weekly contributor over at, a Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire fan website. I have started a series of articles examining the show’s character archetypes and also taking a swing at how the leads fit into Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Monomyth. I’ll set up a page here for the WiC articles and here are links to my first three archetype series pieces:

Jon Snow as the Hero.

Jon-Snow-–-Game-Of-ThronesAlliser Thorne as the Threshold Guardian.

Alliser Thorne 2Melisandre as the Dark Herald.

Melisandre burns ShirreenHope you enjoy them!

Here is a link to all of my by Richard E Preston articles.


Now Contributing to Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones Fan News Site)

I’ve parlayed my love for Game of Thrones into a job of sorts. I’ll be contributing articles to Winter is Coming, a Game of Thrones Fan News site which I have followed for quite

wiclogosome time. My articles will tend to be more literary, I think, with a proposed series on Game of Thrones character archetypes and on the Hero’s Journey (Campbell). If you crave Game of Thrones inside news and spoilers, swing by WiC to get the scoop!

My first WiC news article is Cinemax is adapting a GRRM story about werewolves for TV and you can read it by clicking on the image below.

Skin Trade GRRM