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A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire
This article is about the series of novels. For the television adaptation, see Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. Martin's inspirations included the Wars of the Roses and the French historical novels The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon. Plot synopsis[edit] The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world in which seasons last for years on end. The third story is set on an eastern continent named Essos, and follows Daenerys Targaryen, isolated from the others until A Dance with Dragons. Publishing history[edit] Overview[edit] Books in the Ice and Fire series are first published in hardcover and are later re-released as paperback editions. First three novels (1991–2000) [edit] George R. When Martin was between Hollywood projects in the summer of 1991, he started writing a new science fiction novel called Avalon. —George R. Bridging the timeline gap (2000–2011) [edit] Related:  Game of Thronesacaius

Game of Thrones: the women of Westeros | Television & radio From left to right: Daenerys Stormborn, Ygritte, Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark, Lady Olenna, Catelyn Stark, Brienne of Tarth and Arya Stark. Photograph: HBO The Red Wedding grabbed all the headlines, but for me the most haunting moment in the last season of Game of Thrones came a few episodes earlier, as one of Westeros's most machiavellian political operators – Petyr Baelish, royal Master of Coin, brothel-keeper and self-made-man extraordinaire – describes the brutal game at which he so excels. "Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. It might appear, looking at Westeros and the medieval past from which so much of its inspiration is drawn, that the ladder is built for men. It takes only a moment, though, to see that the reality is more complex. Still, Matilda and Daenerys are the exceptions. Reading on mobile. But Robb, the young King in the North, doesn't listen to his mother's advice.

tigella: «We gotta stop meeting like... Westeros' longest war is starting to look a lot like America's | Television & radio When Game of Thrones finally – finally – returns on 6 April, the most eternal of authors George RR Martin’s conflicts will be an engine of the show’s fourth season: the battle between the men of the Night’s Watch, who guard the 700ft-high icy border of The Realm and the Wildling army that seeks to cross it. It is appropriate that the season will air in 2014, the year that most and potentially all US and Nato troops will depart Afghanistan – the scene of what feels like an endless, wearying conflict against a marginal enemy that operates as a sideshow from a proximate threat. Substitute the Wildlings for the Taliban and the White Walkers for al-Qaida, and Game of Thrones has a fair amount of wisdom to impart about an actual war. Even the most casual viewers will have noticed by now that Game of Thrones is, at its heart, a story about strategic follies fuelled by the arrogance of power. Once upon an incredibly long time ago, the Night’s Watch fought the White Walkers.

frankherbert Game of Thrones: everything that's happened to the Houses of Westeros | Television & radio Game of Thrones is a family show, since every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, and Westeros has a whole world of unhappy families. The fourth season, starting Sunday, will reunite us with what's left of these families to reunite, so in anticipation, it's time to catch up with the great Houses. (Pass the Wall only if you do not fear spoilers from the first three seasons.) The Starks of the North Scattered, bodily. Dismembered, emotionally. Bran, the crippled boy with wolves and visions, is going beyond the wall with his verbigerating giant to find a three-eyed raven. The Greyjoys of the Iron Islands Theon Greyjoy, of salt and rock, heir to the son of the sea wind and believer in the drowned god – lickerish, remorseful Theon will not sow. Theon's father, who rebels against whomever's closest and waxes bitter at anyone in earshot, disowned his gelded son, but Theon's sister, Yara, has gone to rescue him with 50 of the Islands' "best killers", so nothing could go wrong. The Boltons

Ciclo di Dune Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. Rappresentazione di un paesaggio del pianeta di Dune Il Ciclo di Dune è una serie di sei romanzi di fantascienza scritti da Frank Herbert fra il 1965 e il 1985. Dopo la morte di Frank Herbert suo figlio Brian Herbert e lo scrittore di fantascienza Kevin J. Anderson produssero alcuni libri ambientati negli anni precedenti il Ciclo (raccolti nel Preludio a Dune) e negli anni della Jihad Butleriana (raccolti nelle Leggende di Dune), basandosi sugli appunti di Frank Herbert, scoperti una decina di anni dopo la sua morte[1]. Inoltre nel 2006 scrissero il primo libro del sequel del Ciclo, Hunters of Dune (traducibile in Cacciatori di Dune) e, nel 2007, il volume conclusivo della saga, Sandworms of Dune (traducibile in Vermi della sabbia di Dune). Ciclo di Dune[modifica | modifica sorgente] Racconti[modifica | modifica sorgente] Opere derivate[modifica | modifica sorgente] Preludio a Dune[modifica | modifica sorgente] Leggende di Dune[modifica | modifica sorgente]

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Immortale Interactive Game of Thrones map reveals fantasy world in unprecedented detail Map's scale is based on the length of the fictitious Wall, which is stated in the book as as being 300 miles longLocations are plotted by nodes with cities as stars and circles for towns To avoid spoilers, users can slide to the chapter or episodes they’ve seenIt also shows character paths for the main people mentioned in the books By Victoria Woollaston Published: 12:34 GMT, 23 April 2014 | Updated: 14:46 GMT, 23 April 2014 Game of Thrones has just entered its fourth season on Sky, but whether you're watching the shows or have read all the books, it can be tricky keeping track of what's going on. Worry not though - a digital cartographer has created an interactive map of the fantasy world complete with character paths and links to the Game of Thrones Wiki. Helpfully, it also comes with a slider that lets you select what chapter or episode you're up to, and hides any spoilers. Use the map below to explore. Locations are plotted by nodes. Every other location is plotted by a node.

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