History Literature / ASongOfIceAndFire

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.
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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)
13th Sep '16 6:32:36 AM Shnakepup
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The series is primarily set on the continent of Westeros, in a world where the [[BizarreSeasons seasons can last for years]]. Fifteen years ago lords Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon, along with their foster father Jon Arryn, rose up in rebellion and overthrew the [[RoyallyScrewedUp Mad King Aerys Targaryen]]. They appointed Robert to the throne and drove Aerys' children into exile, breaking a 300-year dynasty of inbred kings. Now Eddard rules his northern homeland and raises his own family in peace. When Jon Arryn unexpectedly dies King Robert ventures north to name Eddard as the new Hand of the King, the most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms after the king himself. Eddard must leave his home to join the corrupt court in King's Landing and find the truth about Jon's death, unwittingly setting into motion a civil war. Unbeknownst to all the vengeance-mad children of King Aerys, living in exile far away from Westeros, plot their return.

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The series is primarily set on the continent of Westeros, in a world where the [[BizarreSeasons seasons can last for years]]. Fifteen years ago lords Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon, along with their foster father Jon Arryn, rose up in rebellion and overthrew the [[RoyallyScrewedUp Mad King Aerys Targaryen]]. They appointed Robert to the throne and drove Aerys' children into exile, breaking a 300-year dynasty of inbred kings. Now Eddard rules his northern homeland and raises his own family in peace. When Jon Arryn unexpectedly dies King Robert ventures north to name Eddard as the new Hand of the King, the most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms after the king himself. Eddard must leave his home to join the corrupt court in King's Landing and find the truth about Jon's death, unwittingly setting into motion a civil war.war into motion. Unbeknownst to all the vengeance-mad children of King Aerys, living in exile far away from Westeros, plot their return.
13th Sep '16 6:30:42 AM Shnakepup
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''A Song of Ice and Fire'' is a bestselling {{Doorstopper}} epic fantasy series written by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. The first book (out of a planned seven) was published in 1996, and the series reached its fifth book in 2011. In addition to the main books there are a variety of spin-offs and related media, such as prequels and in-universe history texts.

The series is primarily set on the continent of Westeros, in a world where the [[BizarreSeasons seasons can last for years]]. Fifteen years ago, lords Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon, along with their foster father Jon Arryn, rose up in rebellion and overthrew the [[RoyallyScrewedUp Mad King Aerys Targaryen]]. They appointed Robert to the throne and drove Aerys' children into exile, breaking a 300-year dynasty of inbred kings. Now, Eddard rules his northern homeland and raises his own family in peace. When Jon Arryn unexpectedly dies, King Robert ventures north to name Eddard as the new Hand of the King, the most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms after the king himself. Eddard must leave his home to join the corrupt court in King's Landing and find the truth about Jon's death, unwittingly setting into motion a civil war. Unbeknownst to all, the vengeance-mad children of King Aerys, living in exile far away from Westeros, plot their return.

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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''A Song of Ice and Fire'' is a bestselling {{Doorstopper}} epic fantasy series written by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. The first book (out of a planned seven) was published in 1996, 1996 and the series reached its fifth book in 2011. In addition to the main books there are a variety of spin-offs and related media, such as prequels and in-universe history texts.

The series is primarily set on the continent of Westeros, in a world where the [[BizarreSeasons seasons can last for years]]. Fifteen years ago, ago lords Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon, along with their foster father Jon Arryn, rose up in rebellion and overthrew the [[RoyallyScrewedUp Mad King Aerys Targaryen]]. They appointed Robert to the throne and drove Aerys' children into exile, breaking a 300-year dynasty of inbred kings. Now, Now Eddard rules his northern homeland and raises his own family in peace. When Jon Arryn unexpectedly dies, dies King Robert ventures north to name Eddard as the new Hand of the King, the most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms after the king himself. Eddard must leave his home to join the corrupt court in King's Landing and find the truth about Jon's death, unwittingly setting into motion a civil war. Unbeknownst to all, all the vengeance-mad children of King Aerys, living in exile far away from Westeros, plot their return.

Meanwhile, 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, 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]], 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.
11th Sep '16 3:47:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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->''"For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life, Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus Comes at the last and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!"''
-->-- '''Richard II''', ''William Shakespeare ''

11th Sep '16 2:55:15 PM AgentSniff
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->''"For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
How some have been deposed; some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;
Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;
All murder'd: for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks,
Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus
Comes at the last and with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!"''

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->''"For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war,
war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;
deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;
kill'd; All murder'd: for within the hollow crown
crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king
king Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
scene, To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks,
looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life,
life, Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus
thus Comes at the last and with a little pin
pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!"''
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