A Game of Thrones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Good luck. Those books are DENSE.
    The first one wasn't too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Fair warning, they are pretty tough to get into. First 200 or so pages is all setting up the plot. One you hit the Inn scene( those people who have read the book know what I'm talking about) then it starts to get good.

    Also as Peprock said, I have been reading Martins blog alot lately just because Game of Thrones is "in" I guess you could say and I just dont have a good liking for the guy.
    They had me interested pretty early...but, I think I just enjoy Martin's writing style. If you read the first book, you'll be hooked. The scope of the story just keeps expanding and pulling you deeper in. I'm interested to see how it all gets resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I finally got my sister into reading them and if your gonna read them I will basically give you a cliffnote version of the characters because it helped her out ALOT she said. The books are basically similar in length. There is supposed to be a total of 7 books in the series but only 4 have been released and a 5th is coming soon, hopefully.


    Eddard(Ned)- Main character I guess you could say. King's Hand. Lord of one of the Seven Kingdoms
    Bran- Ned's son
    Caitlyn- Ned's wife
    Sansa, Arya- Ned's daughters
    Jon- Ned's other son
    Tyrion- A Lannister and a dwarf. (My 2nd favorite character, outside of his brother Jaime)
    Daenerys- Dont really know how to explain her that well for a person just starting.

    Anything else you need to know about the book feel free to ask.
    Robert Baratheon is the current king. The Targaryens were the ruling family prior to that before they were murdered and overthrown. Daenerys was a baby when that happened. She is the last Targaryen and the rightful heir to the throne and her goal is to eventually return and reclaim it. How's that for a brief synopsis? There's more that could be added, but that lets you know the basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepRock01 View Post
    Dany at this point is my favorite character although I am quite fond of the members of House Martell at this point as well. I mean in the books since we have a long way to go before we meet them in the show.
    Daenerys
    Jon Snow
    Bran Stark
    Arya Stark
    Tyrion Lannister

    Those are the characters that interest/intrigue me the most for various reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    Robert Baratheon is the current king. The Targaryens were the ruling family prior to that before they were murdered and overthrown. Daenerys was a baby when that happened. She is the last Targaryen and the rightful heir to the throne and her goal is to eventually return and reclaim it. How's that for a brief synopsis? There's more that could be added, but that lets you know the basics.
    Spoiler alert.

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    July 12th 2011 is the date set for the release of Dance with Dragons! I am excited as well. If you love these books i suggest trying a new author i just discovered named Patrick Ruthfess (spelling may be off) First book is called In The Name of The Wind. AWESOME! I dod not discover it until the seond one came out. I cannot describe how good these books are. They are thick like George R R Martins but the story is AWESOME!

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    PATRICK ROTHFUSS. YOIU WILL NOT REGRET READING THE FIRST TWO HE HAS WRITTEN IN THIS SERIES! ILL START A THREAD TO DISCUSS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE READ THEM!

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    Hey guys. Can we be courteous and remember to put spoiler alerts at the very least?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Spoiler alert.
    My apologies.

    I didn't view it as a major revelation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    My apologies.

    I didn't view it as a major revelation.
    Thats the main reason I didnt want to give a full description of Daeneys

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Thats the main reason I didnt want to give a full description of Daeneys
    In the words of Lt. Frank Drebin, "I realize that...now."

    I didn't even think about it when I typed it. At this point, awaiting the 5th book, that seems like a minor detail so it didn't register in my mind. I'll try to be more aware in the future so as not to offend anyone else.

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    One thing I was curious about was what HBO would do with the adult scenes. They sure as heck didnt shy away from em

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    One thing I was curious about was what HBO would do with the adult scenes. They sure as heck didnt shy away from em
    It's HBO man. No worries about them shying away from anything. Hell, at times the series Rome bordered on being well-written soft core porn.

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    Watched the first episode knowing nothing about the series at all. I really liked it although I did have a little trouble keeping track of the characters. I am now considering reading the books.

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    Per Martin's livejournal it looks like it has already been picked up for a second season. A this rate he had better get cracking on the last few books, because the show will likely catch up to it if they do a book per season.

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