Category Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn I, ASOS

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She was a widow, a traitor, a grieving mother, and wise, wise in the ways of the world.

Synopsis: Catelyn is put under house arrest at her own urging, comes to a realization about her father, gets some news about Robb, and gets into a fight with Edmure. All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way…

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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Quick Analysis of New Winds of Winter Excerpt: Arianne II

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, REPEAT, NOT A DRILL.

Last night, George R.R Martin put up a new TWOW preview chapter, this time Arianne II. Some of you may be familiar with this one from various readings at cons, but for those of you who haven’t been following that news, I’ve put my thoughts below the cut:

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jaime I, ASOS

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“He remembered the pail Lady Catelyn had kicked over in his cell. A strange woman, to trust her girls to a man with shit for honor.”

Synopsis: Brienne takes Jaime and Ser Cleos down the river, where they are almost caught by Ser Robin Ryger.

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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RFTIT Weekly Tumblr Roundup and Site Update

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Hey folks! It’s that time of the week again, but I also wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. So here’s the deal: the regular podcast with Scott will be coming back, and hopefully I’ll be covering the show for a regular publication as with last season.

However, in deference to those folks who will be avoiding Season 6 due to fear of spoilers from the book, I will also be tagging those posts with Season 6 so that you can skip or block those posts, and I will be using only generic images so that you won’t be spoiled by seeing a photo of something from this season.

With that out of the way, what do we have in the Tumblrs?

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ASOS, Prologue

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“The snow’s taken it all from me…the bloody snow….”

Synopsis: Chett has a terrible, no good, very bad day. Which makes me happy.

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: Bran VII, ACOK

“war everywhere…each man against his neighbor, and winter coming…such folly, such black mad folly…”

Synopsis: Bran is risen. He is risen indeed.

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: Jon VIII, ACOK

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They glimpsed the eagle twice more the day after, and heard the hunting horn behind them echoing against the mountains. Each time it seemed a little louder, a little closer.

Synopsis: a grizzled veteran and a rookie agent are on the run from enemy military forces and hit the end of the road. The rookie agent is ordered by his superior to defect to the enemy.

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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