The nice people over at Tower of the Hand put up a nice preview of the book, which you can check out here.
In other news, I’m now up to 3,000 words, just on Stannis, in the ACOK Prologue…this is going to be a big one.
Oh man I can’t wait. I’m a big book!Stannis fan. Feel free to be excessive.
3000 words?!? No wonder it’s taking you so long-at that rate your analysis will be longer than the book! (Not that I’m complaining.)
Congrats on the ebook, Steven! 3,000 words?!?! You’re starting to sound like GRRM with the page count updates! But I kid, keep up the good work.
You are the man. I bought your book even though I don’t have a kindle, but I’ve read it all anyway. Stannis is probably my favorite character so I’m very excited to read what you have to say. (He’s also my vote for best translation from book to show, acting-wise. Perfect example of a performance doing the heavy lifting of character illustration, rather than dialogue, and he’s exactly how I imagined book Stannis. He even grinds his teeth!)
Agreed. People have argued that D&D have shortchanged Stannis on the show, (though hopefully that will be changing this season,) but SD is so perfect in the role it goes a long way towards making up for it. Its now impossible for me to imagine anyone else as Stannis, and even among the Unsullied viewers he’s become a huge favorite for his well…Stannis-ness.
I’m not sure Lord Stannis himself has 3000 words to say about Stannis Baratheon!
Never-the-less I would just like to say that reading through ‘Race for the Iron Throne: A Game of Thrones’ at a sitting is an interesting experience (although there are a few editing slip-ups, which seem to be mostly in the form of a spell-checker substituting a perfectly-spelled and entirely inappropriate word into your usual excellent prose! – I’ll have to work back through the text to work out where they are, but I’d be happy to help fix them if at all possible).
This book took an immense knowledge and understanding of history, and a huge amount of work. I’m very proud to see it.
Can’t wait for it. I have plenty of words on Mel and Davos in the comments section myself.
But why have 3000 when you just need three: Stannis the Mannis.
In all seriousness, congratulations on making the jump to Kindle. Looking forward to ACOK, where the War of the 5 Kings gets nice and juicy, prime cuts of literary meat for you to dissect.
Pardon me a moment, I require steak.
So…does this mean multiple posts on the ACOK prologue? 😀
Just one long one. Up to 4,000 words now.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.