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Quick Analysis of WOAIF Barnes & Noble Sample

For those of you eagerly salivating for the upcoming World of Ice and Fire book, Barnes and Nobles’ page for the book has some interesting sample images. Check them out! Commentary below the cut:

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion IV, ACOK

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“I want you to make Father bring his army to King’s Landing.”

“When have I ever been able to make Father do anything?”

Synopsis: Tyrion takes three meetings. One, two, three meetings! Ah ah ah ah ah.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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Guest Post on Tower of the Hand: Laboratory of Politics, Part IV!

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This one took a while to finish, and you’ll see why when you check it out: Pentos, Myr, Tyrosh, Lys, Norvos, and Qohor, all in one go, their historical counterparts, how they operate as a political unit, and much much more!

 

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ACOK, Bran II

“It may come down to practicalities…which lord he most needs to court. The riverlands are part of his realm, he may wish to cement the alliance by wedding Lady Hornwood to one of the lords of the Trident.”

Synopsis: Bran Stark meets with Lord Wyman Manderly, Mors and Hother Umber, Lady Sybelle Glover‘s maester, and Leobald Tallhart about what to do about the widowed Lady Hornwood and her lands.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ACOK, Tyrion III

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“His sister’s ire had led her to overlook the true significance of Stannis Baratheon’s letter. Without proof, his accusations were nothing; what mattered was that he had named himself king.”

Synopsis: Tyrion, Cersei, Littlefinger, and Pycelle discuss Stannis‘ letter. Afterwards, Tyrion has a tense labor-management meeting with the guild of smiths, and then goes to a brothel to meet a eunuch.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ACOK, Arya IV

“Arya rolled headfirst into the tunnel and dropped five feet. She got dirt in her mouth but she didn’t care, the taste was fine, the taste was mud and water and worms and life…Arya held her breath and kissed the mud on the floor of the tunnel and cried. For whom, she could not say.”

Synopsis: Arya and the Night’s Watch arrive at the holdfast by the Gods Eye. A patrol of reavers under the command of Ser Amory Lorch besiege the holdfast, and Arya barely manages to escape, but not before she makes the choice to save the life of Jaqen H’ghar.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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Guest Post at Tower of the Hand: Laboratory of Politics, Part III

At long last, my third post in the Laboratory of Politics series is complete! This time, Braavos past and present goes under the microscope.

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r/asoiaf AMA, Round 2!

Hey folks, I’m doing another AMA at r/asoiaf here. I’ll be answering questions all day here, so come on by!

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ACOK, Jon II

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“I was born in a house much like this,” declared Dolorous Edd. “Those were my enchanted years. Later I fell on hard times.”

Synopsis: the Great Ranging arrives in Whitetree. The Night’s Watch find…nothing.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ACOK, Daenerys I

“This was no kindly country. They left a trail of dead and dying horses behind them as they went…the old, the sickly, and the lame, the broken anmimals and the ill-tempered. it was the same with the people.”

Synopsis: Daenerys flees across the desert and the gunslinger follows. On their last legs, her khalasar find refuge in Vaes Tolorro. Dany sends out three riders in search of intelligent life; one returns bringing Pyat Pree, Xaro Xhoan Daxos, and Quaithe of the Shadow.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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