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 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 Overview 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)  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) 
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Game of Thrones: the women of Westeros | Television & radioFrom 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.
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Westeros' longest war is starting to look a lot like America's | Television & radioWhen 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.
frankherbertThe Intelligent InvestorThe Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, first published in 1949, is a widely acclaimed book on value investing, an investment approach Graham began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd. Famous investor Warren Buffett described it as "by far the best book on investing ever written", a sentiment echoed by other Graham disciples such as Irving Kahn and Walter Schloss. Mr. Market The point of this anecdote is that the investor should not regard the whims of Mr. Editions Since the work was published in 1949 Graham revised it several times, most recently in 1971/72. The Intelligent Investor (Re-issue of the 1949 edition) by Benjamin Graham. Book contents 2003 edition by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig See also References Further reading Williams, John Burr. External links
Game of Thrones: everything that's happened to the Houses of Westeros | Television & radioGame 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 DuneDa 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. 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]
Peter and WendyThe novel was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States. The original book contains a frontispiece and 11 half-tone plates by artist F. D. Background J. Barrie created Peter Pan in stories he told to the sons of his friend Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, with whom he had forged a special relationship. The Peter Pan character first appeared in print in the 1902 novel The Little White Bird, written for adults. In 1906, the chapters of The Little White Bird which featured Peter Pan was published as the book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The original draft of the play was entitled simply Anon: A Play. Plot summary Although the character appeared previously in Barrie's book The Little White Bird, the play and its novelisation contain the story of Peter Pan mythos that is best known. Their magical flight to Neverland is followed by many adventures. Illustration by F.