A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin Book Analysis

A Game of Thrones by George R  R  Martin  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9782806281173
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Release: 2016-11-09
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlock the more straightforward side of A Game of Thrones with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, which introduces readers to the powerful families at war for the Iron Throne in the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. The book depicts a richly detailed medieval world, and interweaves a number of connected storylines involving dragons, warriors, betrayal, manipulation and family secrets. The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones received the American Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1997 and the Spanish Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Novel in 2003. The books have also been adapted into a popular and critically acclaimed television series. George R. R. Martin is an American fantasy author, television producer and screenwriter. He has been described as the “American Tolkien”, and in 2011 was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Find out everything you need to know about A Game of Thrones in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Summary of A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

Summary of A Game of Thrones by George R R  Martin
Author: Steven Gordon
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1520147929
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Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an unauthorized summary and literary criticism of the plot and characters of George R.R. Martin's novel "A Game of Thrones", with a detailed chapter by chapter analysis. It is written humorously, but covers a lot of serious topics.We don't cover the hundreds and hundreds of character names, we focus on the central characters and central events of the story, to give you a fighting chance to understand what is going on.

Fire Blood

Fire   Blood
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781524796303
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 1060
ISBN: 9780553390568
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Release: 2014
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780553897845
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
Author: Daniel Abraham,George R. R. Martin,Tommy Patterson,Ivan Nunes,Marshall Dillon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780440423218
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Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons and the arrival of barbarian hordes. 75,000 first printing.

A Game of Thrones The Graphic Novel

A Game of Thrones  The Graphic Novel
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780345538604
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Bantam Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When dealing with a masterpiece, only the best will do. That’s why writer Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson were chosen to adapt George R. R. Martin’s beloved fantasy classic A Game of Thrones as a graphic novel. And as anyone who has read the previous two collected volumes of the ongoing series can attest, the result has been a stunning tour de force faithful in every respect to its brilliant original. In King’s Landing, Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell—the Hand of King Robert Baratheon—is surrounded by enemies. Some are openly declared, such as Ser Jaime Lannister and his sister, Queen Cersei. Others are hidden in the shadows. Still others wear the smiling mask of friends. But all are deadly, as Eddard is about to discover. Nor is the enmity between Eddard and the Lannister siblings the sole source of friction between these powerful noble families. For Tyrion Lannister, the Imp—whose stunted, twisted body houses the mind of a genius—has but lately won his freedom from Lady Catelyn Stark, Eddard’s wife, who had accused him of attempting to murder her youngest son, Brandon. Now he seeks out his father, his restless thoughts bent on revenge. Far to the north, the bastard Jon Snow, newly sworn to the Night’s Watch, takes the first faltering steps toward a destiny stranger than he could ever dream—a destiny that will bring him face-to-face with unspeakable horrors from beyond the edge of the world. While across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen, wed to the great Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, and pregnant with his child—a son prophesied to conquer the world—will see her own destiny take an unforeseen turn.

Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780553900972
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Release: 2004-09-28
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal night—a volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable. A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t’Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isn’t the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirk’s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it’s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise. Praise for Dying of the Light “Dying of the Light blew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe.”—Michael Chabon “Slick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.”—Los Angeles Times “Something special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the reader’s mind long after the final page is read.”—Galileo magazine “The galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader.”—Asimov’s “George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap.”—Algis Budrys

The Ice Dragon

The Ice Dragon
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781466885783
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Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Tor Teen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction. This new edition of The Ice Dragon is sure to become a collector's item for fans of HBO's megahit Game of Thrones. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Winds of Winter

The Winds of Winter
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 600
ISBN: 0008165165
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Release: 2021
Editor: Voyager
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sixth book in George R. R. Martin's critically acclaimed, world wide best-selling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE - the inspiration behind HBO's GAME OF THRONES. 'An absorbing, exciting read ... Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages' The Times

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 3264
ISBN: 9780345529060
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Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

George R R Martin and the Fantasy Form

George R R  Martin and the Fantasy Form
Author: Joseph Rex Young
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781351384599
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Release: 2019-03-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using the frameworks of literary theory relevant to modern fantasy, Dr. Joseph Young undertakes a compelling examination of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and his employment of the structural demands and thematic aptitudes of his chosen genre. Examining Martin’s approaches to his obligations and licenses as a fantasist, Young persuasively argues that the power of A Song of Ice and Fire derives not from Martin’s abandonment of genre convention, as is sometimes asserted, but from his ability to employ those conventions in ways that further, rather than constrain, his authorial program. Written in clear and accessible prose, George R. R. Martin and the Fantasy Form is a timely work which encourages a reassessment of Martin and his approach to his most famous novels. This is an important work for both students and critics of Martin’s work and argues for a reading of A Song of Ice and Fire as a wide-ranging example of what modern fantasy can accomplish when employed with an eye to its capabilities and purpose.

Crossings

Crossings
Author: Alex Landragin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250259059
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended." —Library Journal (Starred Review) Alex Landragin's Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut—a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy.

Summary and Analysis of a Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

Summary and Analysis of a Game of Thrones by George R  R  Martin
Author: Steven Gordon
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9798666099797
Available:
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an unauthorized summary and literary criticism of the plot and characters of George R.R. Martin's novel "A Game of Thrones", with a detailed chapter by chapter analysis. It is written humorously, but covers a lot of serious topics.We don't cover the hundreds and hundreds of character names, we focus on the central characters and central events of the story, to give you a fighting chance to understand what is going on.

A Game of Thrones From Novel to TV

A Game of Thrones  From Novel to TV
Author: Onno Thießen
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9783656410676
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Release: 2013-04-17
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University (Anglistik / Amerikanistik), course: Kulturwissenschaften - Nordamerika, language: English, abstract: This thesis takes a closer look at the adaption process from the novel A Game of thrones to the popular TV series, with the focus on a a structural comparison and the alterations from the novel to the series. A shift in the depiction of characters, fidelity aspects and political statements of the installments are also considered. Last but not least, this thesis takes a closer look at the level of illicitness in the series, and if there is an equivalent in the novel.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 864
ISBN: 0007459483
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Voyager
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now available in a specially priced edition--the first volume in an epic series by a master of contemporary fantasy, filled with mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure. Reissue.

Nightflyers Other Stories

Nightflyers   Other Stories
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781250303844
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Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones: Nightflyers, coming to television on SyFy, is an epic story of space exploration and cosmic horror, plus five George R. R. Martin classic science fiction tales. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery – and most dangerous threat – is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror.... Also included are five additional classic George R. R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind. “Long live George Martin....A literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780553900989
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Release: 2004-09-28
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.

The Constant Rabbit

The Constant Rabbit
Author: Jasper Fforde
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1444795600
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Release: 2021-02-18
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
Language: en

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Game of Thrones and Philosophy

Game of Thrones and Philosophy
Author: Henry Jacoby
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118161999
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Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.