Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire by James LowderForeword by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore
Go beyond the Wall and across the narrow sea with this collection about George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire, from A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons.
The epic game of thrones chronicled in George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire series has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. In Beyond the Wall, bestselling authors and acclaimed critics offer up thought-provoking essays and compelling insights:
Daniel Abraham reveals the unique challenges of adapting the original books into graphic novels.
Westeros.org founders Linda Antonsson and Elio M. Garcia, Jr., explore the series complex heroes and villains, and their roots in the Romantic movement.
Wild Cards contributor Caroline Spector delves into the books controversial depictions of power and gender.
Plus much more, from military science fiction writer Myke Cole on the way Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder shapes many of the leading characters to author and television writer Ned Vizzini on the biases against genre fiction that color critical reactions to the series.
R.A. Salvatore (foreword)
Elio M. Garcia, Jr.
John Jos. Miller
Andrew Zimmerman Jones
‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: “Mhysa”
The show's final episode, "The Iron Throne," has been just as divisive as the rest of the season among critics and fans alike. The low scores indicate it didn't stick the landing for many viewers. Here's the Rotten Tomatoes critic score for each episode and what critics had to say about it, along with a chart comparing the episodes. What critics said: "After a two-year gap and a dragon's-feast worth of hype, fans probably wanted grand plot movements. Instead, they got a buffet of inevitabilities Yet I'd argue that this was the best 'Thrones' episode in a long time.
It was written by Bryan Cogman , and directed by David Nutter. It aired on April 21, The episode takes place entirely in Winterfell and is dedicated to the buildup before the battle between the living and the dead. It has been likened to a bottle episode ,    though it does not meet the definition of the term. The title is a reference to the title bestowed on Brienne of Tarth after Jaime Lannister knights her and to the collection of stories of the same name by George R. Daenerys and Sansa both contemplate the fate of Jaime Lannister, who reveals Cersei was lying about sending her army. They let Jaime fight for them after Brienne vouches for him.
This post discusses plot points from the June 9 episode of Game of Thrones. And he finds himself musing to Tyrion about what those ties mean to him. I wanted to carry you into the sea and let the waves wash you away. Instead I let you live. And I brought you up as my son. Blood means overcoming even disgust. Actions matter more to the Ironborn than blood in a country where a man wins his precious things, his land, his manhood, and even his family.
Spoiler warning: This page may contain descriptions of events in this and previous episodes.
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This article contains major spoilers about the series finale of "Game of Thrones. The final minute installment threw a few narrative curveballs, wrapped up some loose ends, killed off one last pivotal character and — surprise, surprise! Here's a look at the early reaction to the key moments in "The Iron Throne. The dark horse pick by a council of lords and ladies made sense to some long-time viewers, including Vox television critic Todd VanDerWerff , who argued in part that the ending was foreshadowed in George R. Martin's books. But others on Twitter jeered Bran's ascent to power, poking fun at the character's ethereal aloofness and relatively minimal role in recent seasons — not to mention the narrative left-turn that led to his rise.
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There is no way to make a piece of art satisfying to everyone. Fans were asking for the impossible. A once-grandiose show, Game Of Thrones goes out on a goofy note, just like the high fantasies it once critiqued. I love "Game of Thrones"; more than any other work of art, George R. Martin's novels and the television adaptation of them have defined my career as a critic.