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Samhain, I think the thing to remember is that so much of Game of Thrones is really laying the foundation for the future and introduction to the conditions and politics of Westeros. Clash of Kings and Storm of Swords take that and really run with it, and the story really does become mindblowing at that point. Give it a try and tell us how it goes.


Thanks for the tip, Wanderer. I'll do that!
 
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Welcome to the group, Psyche. Smile I hope you enjoy the rest and let us know how the rest of the reading treats you.

Samhain, I think the thing to remember is that so much of Game of Thrones is really laying the foundation for the future and introduction to the conditions and politics of Westeros. Clash of Kings and Storm of Swords take that and really run with it, and the story really does become mindblowing at that point. Give it a try and tell us how it goes.


waahh... i've been part of the forum for quite awhile already... i'm too much of a lurker, i guess.

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I think he meant the group of us sucked into Martin's world. I remember you! Smile But you should post more. Wink


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Welcome to the group, Psyche. Smile I hope you enjoy the rest and let us know how the rest of the reading treats you.

Samhain, I think the thing to remember is that so much of Game of Thrones is really laying the foundation for the future and introduction to the conditions and politics of Westeros. Clash of Kings and Storm of Swords take that and really run with it, and the story really does become mindblowing at that point. Give it a try and tell us how it goes.


waahh... i've been part of the forum for quite awhile already... i'm too much of a lurker, i guess.

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I think he meant the group of us sucked into Martin's world. I remember you! Smile But you should post more. Wink


ah, ok Smile thanks, matt cable. i shall try to post more often. have a nice day!


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What Matt said. Don't worry, I remember you, psyche. I used to be Ronin, so I've seen you plenty of times over the years. Besides, you're the Board's favorite lurker! Smile



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I've just finished A Clash of Kings, and enjoyed it much more than the first time I read A Game of Thrones. It was interesting to see how certain characters developed.

I got the impression that Sansa is beginning to toughen up a little, but at heart I think she's still got her head in the clouds despite all the terrible things she's witnessed. Seeing Theon return to the Iron Islands was cool too. Even though that that was the first time he's been depicted there, I got the impression that he's now very much a fish out of water (or should that be kraken?), neither an ironman or a mainlander. I'm sure a psychologist would have a field day with his actions during the occupation of Winterfell. I'll probably re-read it a few times first, but I'm already looking forward to getting stuck into A Storm of Swords. Smile
 
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just read The Feast of Crows.

Now its a great book but he needs to control himself. Its getting too big! And he keeps expanding the number of PoV characters and major characters.

According to his site there are 3 more books so far due in the series.



* A Game of Thrones, Bantam Books, 1996
* A Clash of Kings, Bantam Books, 1999
* A Storm of Swords, Bantam Books, 2000
* A Feast for Crows, Bantam Books, 2005
* A Dance with Dragons, forthcoming/Bantam Books
* The Winds of Winter, forthcoming/Bantam Books
* A Dream of Spring, forthcoming/Bantam Books


the later titles don;t seem like the final ones so on we go!
 
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I agree. I really hope he doesn't become Jordanesque.



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I'm reading The Hedge Knight in the Legends book. My understanding is The Hedge Knight and Sworn Sword (Legends II) are the only two short stories in the Westeros world besides the above books. They're set about 100 years before the books. It's real fun to see the grandparents of the characters you're so familiar with. But there's no family tree or appendix so I'm trying to remember the relations.

Anyone else read these?


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Haven't read 'em. Hedge Knight's also been comic-booked. I wonder if Maester Aemon is in them, though. In Feast For Crows he keeps mentioning "Egg", who I believe is a character in it. And he is pretty damn old.


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Master Aemon is mentioned, but Egg is a different person.


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Egg is Maester Aemon's younger brother. In Feast For Crows, when Aemon is feverish, he frequently adresses "Egg", and in The Hedge Knight there's a brief mention of how Maekar, Egg's father, had sent one of his sons off to be a Maester.

Poor Aemon. Frown

There' also a brief mention of Dunk in the series, I think is Storm of Swords, where Ser Duncan the Tall is mentioned as one of the great knights of the Kingsguard/one of its Lord Commanders that Jaime wonders how he'll ever fit in with.

Here's a copy&paste from Wikipedia of the family tree for the Targaryens at the start of The Hedge Knight.

ETA: damnit all, I can get it to line up right in the post box, but not in the post itself. Just click here instead, and remember that Daeron II is the king at the time, and it is from his offspring that the rest fo the Targ characters come.



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i'm now halfway through "a feast for crows". i'm not really liking it too much because martin used different characters this time. i must've gotten attached to the other characters he used in the first 3 books. my favorites are dany and arya Smile they rock Big Grin


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I had the same problem slogging through Feast For Crows, plus I keep wanting to call it Feast OF Crows, why I have no idea.

I guess the book just grew too big and he decided to chop it in two and the next book will focus on Arya and Dany a bit more.

*impatiently waiting for the next one to get published...*



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Just finished Feast for Crows

*taps foot impatiently*

Come on George. Get on the stick- I need a new book Mad


Oh, and he did say that since the book got sooooo big, he decided to tell the whole story of half the characters (and do the other half in "Dragons") rather than tell half the story with all the characters.


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Yeah, Dany and Tyrion (as Tyrion is now in the Free Cities) will be major focuses in the next book, most likely connecting at some point. Jon and the happenings at the wall will also be significant in the next one.


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aaah... i can't wait! i'm really trying not to think about it. i got 3 more people hooked on these books Smile wheeee!!!


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Possibly 4: picked up Game of Thrones at the bookstore today (along with UnLunDun, which will be read first). I'm a GRRM virgin, so we'll see... Y'all have intriqued me here.


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i'm trying to read "dying of the light" by george rr martin, but somehow it doesn't interest me the same way the books of the song of ice and fire saga do. i just halfway through, but i'm kinda put down with the book as a whole.


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Possibly 4: picked up Game of Thrones at the bookstore today (along with UnLunDun, which will be read first). I'm a GRRM virgin, so we'll see... Y'all have intriqued me here.


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I haven't been able to find Game of Thrones yet but bought Clash of Kings yesterday. I hate it when I find a book in the middle of a series. The same thing happened with Otherland - I have 2 and 4, Arrgg!
 
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Yep, you really need to start Otherland with the first one!
(I know I'm dragging us even further off topic, but just picked up Tad's Shadowmarch vol. 2... I have read everythign of his & still not sure whether I prefer the fantasy stuff or the scifi novels; the latter are getting closer to reality all the time: Second Life,etc).


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