Category Archives: Clash of Kings

Race for the Iron Throne Volume 2 is Here!

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Apologies for my recent silence – I took a plane to California and my laptop didn’t make it and I’ve spent the last six days trapped in a Kafkaesque situation where FedEx’s delivery times slipping and inflexible IT systems meant that I flew from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and couldn’t re-route the package so had to resend it from SF to SB – but now that I have my laptop back I can once again communicate!

And the first thing that I have to communicate is that, after a long and arduous journey, Race for the Iron Throne: Volume 2 is done! Kickstarter backers should have already received their copies (let Marc know if you haven’t), but for anyone who’s looking for a belated holiday present or wasn’t able to contribute to the Kickstarter, the e-book will be submitted to Amazon tonight and should be available for purchase shortly.

EDIT: It’s now available on Amazon! So if you didn’t get a copy before, you can now. And either way, if you could leave a review, that would be greatly appreciated.

Kickstarter Fulfillment Update!

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Hey folks! As you probably have already seen by now if you’re checking your email, Kickstarter backers just got sent two bonus essays – including the now-complete Politics of the North essay, which weighs in at a whopping 15,000 words. But that’s not all: I’m very happy to announce that my editor’s been making sterling progress on the Race for the Iron Throne Volume 2 e-book, and it should be ready to send out to backers by the end of next week.

If you weren’t able to participate in the Kickstarter, don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to check this stuff out in a bit – the Politics of the North essay will find it’s way to Tower of the Hand after an interval, and the Volume 2 e-book will be going up on Amazon.com as soon as we can get it up.

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.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion XV, ACOK

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“His wits were coming back to him, however slowly. That was good. His wits were all he had.”

Synopsis: Tyrion wakes up to find he’s lost his nose, his job, and the credit for his victory.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Theon VI, ACOK

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“If I die, I die friendless and abandoned. What choice did that leave him, but to live?”

Synopsis: Theon “wins” the Siege of Winterfell. And loses at life.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sansa VIII, ACOK

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“The Lord of Casterly Rock made such an impressive figure that it was a shock when his destrier dropped a load of dung right at the base of the throne.”

Synopsis: the Battle of Blackwater is over, so it’s time to spit up the goods. Tywin is back as Hand of the King, Mace Tyrell is on the Small Council, Loras Tyrell is on the Kingsguard, and Margaery Tyrell is Joffrey’s new betrothed. And Sansa gets a hairnet. 

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya X, ACOK

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“I am a direwolf, and done with wooden teeth.”

“It is wolves I mean to hunt. I can scarcely sleep at night for the howling.”

Synopsis: Following the capture of Harrenhal, Arya sits in on a planning meeting with Roose Bolton and decides to get the hell out of there.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Daenerys V, ACOK

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“It was not by choice that she sought the waterfront. She was fleeing again. Her whole life had been one long flight, it seemed.”

Synopsis: Dany gets the hell out of Qarth and meets some people along the way.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sansa VII, ACOK

“It was not the song of Florian and Jonquil, but it was a song.”

Synopsis: Sansa has to clean up Cersei’s mess, deal with Sandor Clegane, and gets some surprising news from Ser Dontos.

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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