Category Archives: Race for the Iron Throne

My (Academic) Book is Done!

Page proofs and index are done, which means the book is now officially out of my hands and off on its way to the publisher and eventually to print. Which for you all means that I’ll have a lot more free time for ASOIAF writing very shortly.

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RFTIT Weekly(ish) Tumblr Roundup (Part II)

Now that Bran II is out the door, I’ve got some fun stuff coming up. The elections essay has the quotes added to the outline and about 2 pages roughed out, Davos III is outlined but needs the quotes added, and there should be some more book book news towards the end of the month.

In the mean-time, though, I’ve got more Tumblrs for your reading pleasure.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Bran II, ASOS

“If the little crannogman could visit the Isle of Faces, maybe I could too.”

Synopsis: Bran is told one story by the Liddle and one story by Meera.

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 Weeklyish Tumblr Roundup (Part I)

Hey folks! Apologies about how long it’s taking to write Bran II – I’m currently up to 6700 words, but I’m slammed with IRL work – so in the mean-time I’ve got some Tumblrs. So much Tumblrs, it turns out, that I’ll probably need to do another this week.

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More Book News!

Hey folks, just wanted to let you know that the second paperback is now available on Amazon.com! With Volume II done and dusted, we’re optimistic that Volume I should be heading to print soon, so that you’ll be able to have the whole series on the shelf right next to your well-worn copies of A Song of Ice and Fire.

As before, I have an ask for all of you: if you’ve not had a chance to get your copy through the Kickstarter, please buy my book. And then, regardless of whether you’ve bought your book through the Kickstarter or through Amazon, please rate and review the book on Amazon and help spread the word about the book.

And for those of you who ordered a copy through the Kickstarter, you don’t need to buy a copy seperately (although if you want to get more copies for friends and family, I won’t say no), my editor and I will be gearing up to ship those out to you very soon.

So check it out!

Race for the Iron Throne Is In Print!

After meticulously editing for months on end, I am very happy to announce that the paperback edition of Race for the Iron Throne Volume II is now available on Amazon! Technically speaking, this is Part 1 of Volume II, because the physical manuscript turned out to be so long – turns out when you write long essays about each chapter in a doorstop fantasy novel, it adds up – that it would have been prohibitively expensive to publish the whole thing in one go. However, now that we’ve gotten over the initial hurdle of editing, proofing, and submitting, Part 2 and Volume I will be coming out much more quickly.

So here’s my ask to you all: if you’ve not had a chance to get your copy through the Kickstarter, please buy my book. And then, regardless of whether you’ve bought your book through the Kickstarter or through Amazon, please rate and review the book on Amazon and help spread the word about the book.

And for those of you who ordered a copy through the Kickstarter, you don’t need to buy a copy seperately (although if you want to get more copies for friends and family, I won’t say no), my editor and I will be gearing up to ship those out to you very soon.

So please check it out!

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Daenerys II, ASOS

unsullied

“This beggar queen must understand, such wonders do not come cheaply…Unsullied are the finest foot in all the world, and each represents many years of training. Tell her they are like Valyrian steel, folded over and over and hammered for years on end, until they are stronger and more resilient than any metal on earth.”

Synopsis: Daenerys gets given the showfloor pitch by Kraznys mo Nakloz by way of Missandei, and debates slavery with Barristan and Jorah.

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: Arya IV, ASOS

Prophecy

credit to Patrick McEvoy

“The lightning lord is everywhere and nowhere, skinny squirrel.”

Synopsis: Arya and the Merry Men go looking for Robin Hood.

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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