Tag Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire
One of the most fun aspects about building a fantasy world is creating legends, fables, and fairy tales for your imaginary culture. Doing so – through folk songs or poetry or allusions via character conversations – helps make a fictional … Continue reading
What’s the Beating Heart that Makes “Game of Thrones” so Compelling? Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things.
Many viewers and readers are taken with the dark and unforgiving landscape of George R. R. Martin’s narrative world. Anyone can die. The honest and noble and true will not always triumph. Pain, bloodshed, and betrayal are everywhere. Winter is … Continue reading
I was listening to a bit of A Storm of Swords on the way to work Friday and heard a simile that struck me as classic George R.R. Martin: “Brienne was always bound beside him. She lay there in her … Continue reading