Our own Mike Hull talks to Myke Cole and Mike Livingston, two huge ASOIAF fans who are also excellent fictions writers. They talk about what it’s like to study battles from ancient and medieval history, and how writers put themselves in the mindset of people who lived through dramatic historical events.
Myke Cole is former military and played an elite law enforcement officer on the CBS show Hunted. He describes his work as “if Harry Potter joined the Navy Seals”, and it does not disappoint.
Mike Livingston is a professor at The Citadel and award-winning historical fiction author. He speaks frequently on medieval history and culture, on the impact of fantasy literature, and on how the Middle Ages continue to impact the modern world.