Category Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

Quick Analysis of New World of Ice and Fire Excerpt!

GRRM is being very giving lately, so we’ve got a brand-new excerpt below the cut. So, spoilery analysis below the cut, and here’s hoping the World of Ice and Fire book didn’t totally invalidate my Hollow Crowns essay on Aegon.


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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: ACOK, Prologue

“Many called her beautiful. She was not beautiful. She was red, and terrible, and red.”

SynopsisMaester Cressen observes the comet in the sky, discusses its meaning with Shireen and Patchface, hears from Davos Seaworth that the Stormlords will not support Stannis, quarrels with SelyseMelisandre, and Stannis over political and military strategy, and then takes the ultimate risk in an attempt to rid the world of “the red woman.”

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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Race for the Iron Throne on! Madness of Thrones, Round 4

The Madness reaches new heights as we reach the Final Four:

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And as per usual, if you haven’t yet bought the Race for the Iron Throne e-bookhere’s a link.

We are go for AMA!


See you there on 4/16, 9 AM Pacific Time!

Race for the Iron Throne E-Book Featured on Tower of the Hand!

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.


Race for the Iron Throne on! Madness of Thrones, Round 3

The madness intensifies as we head into the Elite Eight:

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And as will soon become usual, if you haven’t yet bought the Race for the Iron Throne e-book, here’s a link.

Race for the Iron Throne E-Book: We Are GO for Launch!

And we’re up!

book   Please help support Race for the Iron Throne by buying what I hope is the first volume in a long series, and by leaving a review on!

Race for the Iron Throne: E-Book Update

Hey folks! Just wanted to give a quick update on the e-book. My editor had a computer crash that slowed down some fancy things we’re doing inside the book to make it an amazing e-reader experience…but Marc has been working like gangbusters to get it ready, so it will be sent to today and will be launching tomorrow, April 7th.


HOWEVER, we’re also going to be working like hell this next week to release an update to the book. I want to be clear, the book that will launch tomorrow is the full text of all of my essays and the update will not cost you a penny extra. What the update will include is some really cool functionality with things like every time a chapter is mentioned in a later essay, there’s an internal hyperlink back to that previous chapter so that you can quickly go back and see what I was referring to, just like on the blog; likewise, when I link to outside sources, the e-reader should pull up what I’m referring to. The update also includes new custom cover art and bonus material that I think you’ll really enjoy.

It’s a little unclear how soon after we upload those additions will send out the updated version – we’re going to work to try to make that as soon as possible, and the update should go into effect through the sync function automatically.

Anyway, thank you for your patience. I’m brand-new at this publishing stuff, and I will get better at it.


The madness continues…

Check out Round 2 here!


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