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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Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: Part IX (Dorne)

Hey folks! After a long delay on my part, I’ve combined and edited together the three parts of my Politics of Dorne essay, which is now up on Tower of the Hand here. This marks the end of one of the longest non-chapter recap essay series I’ve ever done, but which I feel was ultimately a rewarding one. Next, I’ve got a couple one-off essays and then it’s on to a series on Dunk & Egg.

Check it out!

RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks! Jaime III is finally done, and so are copy-edits to my academic manuscript, so content should be more frequent in the future. In the mean time, I’ve got lots and lots of stuff on the Tumblrs (so much so that I may do a second Roundup later this week):

 

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jaime III, ASOS


“This was what he was meant for; he never felt so alive as when he was fighting, with death balanced on every stroke. And with my wrists chained together, the wench may even give me a contest for a time.”

Synopsis: you’ve got to hand it to Jaime Lannister, he knows when to pick a fight at the worst time.

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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RTFIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks! So unfortunately, the exciting book announcement isn’t quite ready, but the progress reports I’m getting indicate that it’s very close. In the mean-time, since those of us on the East Coast of the U.S are somewhat snowbound, here’s some tumblrs:

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn III, ASOS

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Outside the thunder crashed and boomed, so loud it sounded as if the castle were coming down about their ears. Is this the sound of a kingdom falling?”

Synopsis: Rickard Karstark commits suicide in an extremely elaborate fashion.

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 Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks! Now that Politics of Dorne (and with it, the entire Politics of the Seven Kingdom series) is done, it’s back to ASOS (which I know will make some of you very happy indeed). Also, I should have an exciting book-related announcement in a day or two.

In the mean-time, we’ve got Tumblrs:

ASOIAF

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Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: Dorne (Part III)

Dorne map

credit to ser Other-in-law

Politics of Dorne Part III

With the arrival of Aegon I Targaryen to the Westerosi mainland, we get the most detailed section of Dornish history, with extensive coverage both in the Dorne chapter and the various chapters of the roll of Targaryen monarchs and their foreign policy towards the only foreign kingdom on their content. All the same there are some frustrating silences in the record that leave major questions about Dornish political culture.

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks! I’ve finished teaching for the semester, which means I’ve got a week and a bit clear to do some writing before final papers come in to be graded. So with any luck I should be able to finish Politics of Dorne Part III (currently at 1,000 words) and the next ASOS chapter before then.

In the mean-time, we’ve got some stuff on the Tumblrs:

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

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