Fire & Blood

Discussion in 'Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)' started by TheGrifter, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. TheGrifter

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    Nothing says you've written yourself in a corner more than releasing books outside the timeline of your current, and unfinished, series. Whatever. I'll still read it.

     
  2. Dick Dollars

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    Same but like god damn, would another Dunk and Egg book kill you?
     
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  3. Truman

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    Released today. Going to read it because Im an asshole.
     
  4. 34

    34 just gonna send it
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    I bought it too. I hate myself :(
     
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  5. Truman

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    i didnt buy it.

    Your IG post reminded me it was released today
     
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  6. VoodooChild5

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  7. zeberdee

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    is it any good? I won’t buy it but maybe it’s worth a download.

    it’s crazy how my interest in this series has dwindled. 5-10 years ago I would have been up all night reading.
     
  8. 34

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    It’s written in the same style as AWOIAF. I’m about 100 pages in and it’s been a decent read so far. I found in AWOIAF you didn’t really meet the Targ kings whereas this book humanizes them a lot in terms of their personality and decision-making. Worth a read
     
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  9. Truman

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    Does it read like a dry text book like AWOIAF?
     
  10. 34

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    It does in stretches but I find it more captivating. I found AWOIAF was only worth it for the illustrations tbh. The Aegon 1 chapter is word for word the same as in AWOIAF but then it starts to go into details about Aenys’ and Maegor’s upbringing and stuff
     
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  11. 34

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    Alright I’m like 250 pages in and I must admit it’s a really solid read. I’d 100% watch a series on the life of Jaehaerys 1
     
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  12. Pac_Lion

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    The War for the White Cloaks would make a great episode
     
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  13. Gallant Knight

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    I’m about 450 pages in and really enjoying it so far

    Dunk and egg novellas are probably my favorite stories in the Westeros world tho
     
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  14. BP

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  15. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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  16. Mr Bulldops

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    I’m imagining him so mad just wringing his hands while walking into the bank to cash that HBO check
     
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  17. bigpig

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    DARN THOSE TV PEOPLE SPOILING MY UNFINISHED STORIES!

    *proceeds to sit around doing jack shit with said series*
     
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  18. Wu

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    Local bookstore was running a sale so I picked this up

    Just jonesing for a new read in this universe so I hope it keeps my interest
     
  19. bigpig

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    If you want an incredible breakdown of Robert's Rebellion and the background leading up to it...



    This is a huge series of videos, explaining history, breaking down theories, piecing things together, etc. Its fantastic
     
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  20. BP

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    About 100 pages in on F&B and my god at the back story and detail he's put in on just the Aegon and Maegor stuff. I really wanted to hate this and him for not prioritizing WoW but can't. I love this world.
     
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  21. bigpig

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    Yeah there is so much intrigue and depth to the world.

    He really is the American Tolkien, except Tolkien finished Lord of the Rings and left The Silmarillion mostly unfinished. George has it backwards.
     
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  22. xec

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    Tolkien is the standard, but he never wrote a story like the Red Wedding. It’s one of the best written stories in literature. Maybe he could have. Times were different and descriptions of gore to this level might not have been allowed.
     
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  23. gus_chiggins

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    The backstory and history is more interesting that the current story lines, to me
     
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  24. gus_chiggins

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    Any of you guys seen indeepgeek’s videos on Bloodraven and what he’s been up to all this time? Pretty fascinating, imo


     
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  25. bigpig

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    That guy's got a great YT channel and an easy smooth jazz voice. He and Alt-Shit X are the best.
     
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  26. gus_chiggins

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    Absolutely. Just sounds better with a British accent
     
  27. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Has this been confirmed as the spinoff series for HBO?
     
  28. xec

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    This is one theory. The other is that it will actually tackle the early days of the Children, First Men, etc., interaction.
     
  29. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I’d much rather have that. Sick of the dance of dragons. Hes wrote about it so damn much
     
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  30. bigpig

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    It would make sense why he prioritized finishing it over Winds of Winter.
     
  31. xec

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    This makes sense too.
     
  32. Hoss Bonaventure

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    It’s not that good either.
     
  33. gus_chiggins

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    Just bought this today and it’s hard to put it down. Just made it through the reign of Aegon I.
     
  34. Heavy Mental

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    I actually want it to be about the Dance precisely because he wrote so much about it. The more complete source material a TV writer has to draw on, the better the series will be. GOT has diminished in quality ever since they went off-piste.
     
  35. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Yeah it would be cool to watch just annoying to have read it multiple times.
     
  36. gus_chiggins

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    Just want to say again how easy of a read F&B is. Hard to put it down
     
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  37. gus_chiggins

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    It’s a history book and it reads like one. Not a single detail that’s not completely necessary. That’s why it’s easier to read, imo
     
  38. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I think I liked World of Ice and Fire better
     
  39. gus_chiggins

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    Is there any hint at a release date for part 2?