A Clash of Kings: The bestselling classic epic fantasy series behind the award-winning HBO and Sky TV show and phenomenon GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

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A Clash of Kings: The bestselling classic epic fantasy series behind the award-winning HBO and Sky TV show and phenomenon GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

A Clash of Kings: The bestselling classic epic fantasy series behind the award-winning HBO and Sky TV show and phenomenon GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

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He grew frustrated that his pilots and screenplays were not getting made [26] and that TV-related production limitations like budgets and episode lengths were forcing him to cut characters and trim battle scenes. This series is a beautifully written adventure and I can wholeheartedly say I liked this book much better than the first because I could appreciate the story more once I knew how to navigate the genre. As with A Wiki of Ice and Fire, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Martin said in March 2012 that the final two novels will take readers farther north than any of the previous books, and that the Others will appear.

Four hundred pages of the sixth novel had been written as of October 2012 [update], although Martin considered only 200 as "really finished"; the rest needed revising.He further confirmed that some of the plot of the book might be revealed in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, HBO acquired the rights to turn A Song of Ice and Fire into a fantasy drama series in 2007 [54] and aired the first of ten episodes covering A Game of Thrones in April 2011. It was first published on 16 November 1998 in the United Kingdom, although the first United States edition did not follow until March 1999. Beginning with nine POV characters in A Game of Thrones, the number of POV characters grows to a total of 31 in A Dance with Dragons (see table). Martin drew most character inspiration from history (without directly translating historical figures) [26] and his own experiences, but also from the manners of his friends, acquaintances, and people of public interest.

Martin chose A Song of Ice and Fire as the overall series title: Martin saw the struggle of the cold Others and the fiery dragons as one possible meaning for "Ice and Fire", whereas the word "song" had previously appeared in Martin's book titles A Song for Lya and Songs the Dead Men Sing, stemming from his obsessions with songs. However, they are attacked by Lannister freeriders led by Ser Amory Lorch and Yoren is killed at a town on the shores of Gods Eye. Reuters reported in September 2013 that the books including print, digital and audio versions have sold more than 24 million copies in North America. The non-existent concept of adolescence in the Middle Ages served as a model for Daenerys' sexual activity at the age of 13 in the books. Each book is a doorstopper (seriously, book five is over 1,000 pages), so you'll want to clear your schedule to get through them all.The Atlantic pondered whether Martin ultimately intended the readers to sympathize with characters on both sides of the Lannister–Stark feud long before plot developments force them to make their emotional choices. Depending on the interview, Martin is said to have reached the turning point in A Dance with Dragons, [22] or to not quite have reached it yet in the books. Upon its release in October 2005 in the UK [48] and November 2005 in the US, [18] A Feast for Crows went straight to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. When Martin had still not reached the novel's end at 1,400 manuscript pages, he felt that the series needed to be four and eventually six books long, [27] [32] which he imagined as two linked trilogies of one long story.

Theon's sister Asha suggests he raze the castle and flee before other northmen arrive to reclaim it, but Theon petulantly tries to hold onto his new castle. Moral ambiguity pervades the books and their stories continually raise questions concerning loyalty, pride, human sexuality, piety, and the morality of violence.Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, and Daenerys Targaryen generate the most feedback from readers. Contrary to most conventional epic fantasies, the characters of A Song of Ice and Fire are vulnerable so that, according to The Atlantic, the reader "cannot be sure that good shall triumph, which makes those instances where it does all the more exulting.



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