History Literature / ASongOfIceAndFire

19th Mar '17 11:25:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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The first three books were released over the course of a decade, with the next two over another. This has led to anxiety for some fans, as when ''A Storm of Swords'' was released, it ended on a cliffhanger, and then later ''A Feast for Crows'' and ''A Dance with Dragons'' suffered major structural problems that led to a lot of ScheduleSlip, exacerbated by Martin and/or over-eager vendors announcing publication dates only to miss them with little-to-no explanation. Repeat this a few times, during which time fellow {{Fantasy}} {{Doorstopper}} writer [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Robert Jordan]] [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]], and the end result is a very worried and impatient fanbase.

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The first three books were released over the course of a decade, with the next two over another. This has led to anxiety for some fans, as when ''A Storm of Swords'' was released, it ended on a cliffhanger, and then later ''A Feast for Crows'' and ''A Dance with Dragons'' suffered major structural problems that led to a lot of ScheduleSlip, exacerbated by Martin and/or over-eager vendors announcing publication dates only to miss them with little-to-no explanation. Repeat this a few times, during which time fellow {{Fantasy}} {{Doorstopper}} writer [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Robert Jordan]] [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]], and the end result is a very worried and impatient fanbase.ScheduleSlip.
18th Mar '17 2:08:47 AM Tiranasta
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Meanwhile Eddard's acknowledged bastard Jon Snow ventures north to join the Night's Watch at the Wall, an ancient structure erected eons ago. The Wall is supposed to keep out the Others, a mysterious race of ice demons who once ravaged Westeros and nearly wiped out mankind. However the Others have been unseen for so long that most living people think them a myth, and the once-honourable Watch has been reduced to a fraction of the size it once was and is now [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores mostly composed of condemned criminals commuting their death sentences]]. The Others are prophesied to return in the Longest Night, a winter colder than any other, which will last forever if the Others should conquer Westeros. Naturally, at the time these novels are set, [[ArcWords winter is coming]] and it could not come at a worse time for a land which is soon to be engulfed in tyranny, civil war, and invaders from across the sea.

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Meanwhile Eddard's acknowledged bastard Jon Snow ventures north to join the Night's Watch at the Wall, an ancient structure erected eons ago. The Wall is supposed to keep out the Others, a mysterious race of ice demons who once ravaged Westeros and nearly wiped out mankind. However the Others have been unseen for so long that most living people think them a myth, and the once-honourable Watch has been reduced to a fraction of the size it once was and is now [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores mostly composed of condemned criminals commuting their death sentences]]. The Others are prophesied to return in the Longest Long Night, a winter colder than any other, which will last forever if the Others should conquer Westeros. Naturally, at the time these novels are set, [[ArcWords winter is coming]] and it could not come at a worse time for a land which is soon to be engulfed in tyranny, civil war, and invaders from across the sea.
18th Jan '17 10:37:00 PM JulianLapostat
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For more information, see the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire character sheet]], GRRM's "[[http://grrm.livejournal.com Not-a-blog]]" and [[http://www.winter-is-coming.net Winter Is Coming]], a central nexus for news on the TV show. Synopsis pages for each novel are in progress; in the meanwhile, feel free also to check out our [[Recap/GameOfThrones recap page]] for the show; HBO have been fairly faithful to the original material, and the recaps document any significant deviations.

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For more information, see the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire character sheet]], GRRM's "[[http://grrm.livejournal.com Not-a-blog]]" and [[http://www.winter-is-coming.net Winter Is Coming]], a central nexus for news on the TV show. Synopsis pages for each novel are in progress; in the meanwhile, feel free also to check out our [[Recap/GameOfThrones recap page]] for the show; HBO have been fairly faithful to the original material, material for at least the four seasons (and the first three books), and the recaps document any significant deviations.
18th Jan '17 5:58:49 PM slvstrChung
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* A [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/103343/a-game-of-thrones-the-board-game-second-edition table top strategy game]] has been published by Fantasy Flight Games.

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* A [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/103343/a-game-of-thrones-the-board-game-second-edition table top strategy game]] has and two editions of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Game_of_Thrones_(card_game) a CCG]] have been published by Fantasy Flight Games.



For more information, see the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire character sheet]], GRRM's "[[http://grrm.livejournal.com Not-a-blog]]" and [[http://www.winter-is-coming.net Winter Is Coming]], a central nexus for news on the TV show. Feel free also to check out our [[Recap/GameOfThrones recap page]] as well; while it focuses on the TV show, it still contains the gist of the novels (it is ''quite'' faithful) and documents any significant deviations.

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For more information, see the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFire character sheet]], GRRM's "[[http://grrm.livejournal.com Not-a-blog]]" and [[http://www.winter-is-coming.net Winter Is Coming]], a central nexus for news on the TV show. Feel Synopsis pages for each novel are in progress; in the meanwhile, feel free also to check out our [[Recap/GameOfThrones recap page]] as well; while it focuses on for the TV show, it still contains show; HBO have been fairly faithful to the gist of original material, and the novels (it is ''quite'' faithful) and documents recaps document any significant deviations.
11th Jan '17 8:43:12 PM KingClark
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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. While a SaveTheWorldClimax has been foreshadowed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books of FourLinesAlWaiting for the MythArc to finally start coming together in earnest.

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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. While a SaveTheWorldClimax has been foreshadowed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books of FourLinesAlWaiting FourLinesAllWaiting for the MythArc to finally start coming together in earnest.
11th Jan '17 8:42:42 PM KingClark
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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. While a SaveTheWorldClimax has been foreshadowed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books of ThreeLinesSomeWaiting for the MythArc to finally start coming together in earnest.

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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. While a SaveTheWorldClimax has been foreshadowed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books of ThreeLinesSomeWaiting FourLinesAlWaiting for the MythArc to finally start coming together in earnest.
11th Jan '17 8:41:52 PM KingClark
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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. While a SaveTheWorldClimax has been foreshadwed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books of ThreeLinesSomeWaiting for the MythArc to finally start coming together in earnest.

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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. While a SaveTheWorldClimax has been foreshadwed foreshadowed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books of ThreeLinesSomeWaiting for the MythArc to finally start coming together in earnest.
11th Jan '17 8:41:30 PM KingClark
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# ''The Winds of Winter'' (TBD)

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# ''The Winds of Winter'' (TBD)(TBD)[[note]]GRRM projects that the novel will come out in 2017.[[/note]]
9th Jan '17 12:36:00 PM johnnye
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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. There is no SaveTheWorldClimax scenario yet either, but after four books the ThreeLinesSomeWaiting finally started coming together in a much-alluded MythArc of greater scope.

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The series has been received with great acclaim, with TIME Magazine even going so far as to brand Martin "the American [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]." They share a SwitchingPOV and infrequent instances of magic, but ''Ice and Fire'' has so many narrators that there is no central protagonist. The series is located on the ''far'' end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, with [[GrayAndGrayMorality moral ambiguity]] very prevalent and few clear-cut heroes or villains. Martin plays for keeps with his characters, and AnyoneCanDie, no matter who they are, how safe they seem, how beloved by fans they are or how important they are to the setting's stability. There is no While a SaveTheWorldClimax scenario yet either, but after four has been foreshadwed ever since the prologue to the first book, it's taken five books the of ThreeLinesSomeWaiting for the MythArc to finally started start coming together in a much-alluded MythArc of greater scope.
earnest.
9th Jan '17 12:31:38 PM johnnye
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** ''The Rogue Prince, or, The King's Brother'': A novella narrating the exploits of Prince Daemon Targaryen, including the events leading to "The Princess and the Queen", published in June 2014 as part of an anthology of short stories Martin helped publish called ''Rogues.'' (Martin also provided the forward)

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** ''The Rogue Prince, or, The King's Brother'': A novella narrating the exploits of Prince Daemon Targaryen, including the events leading to "The Princess and the Queen", published in June 2014 as part of an anthology of short stories Martin helped publish called ''Rogues.'' (Martin also provided the forward)foreword)
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