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Greg W
17-06-2004, 11:30:56
A (currently incomplete) series by George R R Martin. For those that read fantasy, these books (4 to date) are brilliant. It's all the intrigue, deceit, murder, plotting and scheming of the noble houses of a ficticious, though very similar to medieval Europe, world. And it's one of the best series that I have read. EVER!

Rating: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

JM^3
17-06-2004, 15:03:58
the 4th one came out???

why was I not informed

Jon miller

MDA
17-06-2004, 20:44:15
You just were.

Mightytree
18-06-2004, 11:10:13
Interesting.

I took a quick look at Amazon yesterday, but I could only find 3 of the 4 books there. They are ...

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords

What's the name of the 4th one? According to Amazon 'A Feast for Crows' isn't out yet.

Greg W
20-06-2004, 10:07:14
A Storm of Swords was published as two books here. Technically 4 books, just the 3rd one was published as book 3 pt 1 and pt 2.

Greg W
31-05-2005, 02:08:17
Woo hoo! A Feast for Crows is done (http://www.georgerrmartin.com/nextbook.html). Well, see the link at the bottom of that page.

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/gallery/art/crows01.jpg

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Mightytree
31-05-2005, 02:37:14
Yep, but it's only done because Martin decided to scrap basically all of my favourite PoVs in order to put them into 'A Dance with Dragons'. I have to say I'm a lot less enthusiastic about AFfC than I was before reading those news.

Still ... :beer:. Better than nothing I guess.

JM^3
31-05-2005, 03:25:07
when is it purchaseable?

JOn Miller

Mightytree
31-05-2005, 04:03:13
AFAIK there's no specific date yet. Sometime in fall I guess.

Greg W
31-05-2005, 13:40:02
I odn't like the fact that we're missing the North and East, but, meh, to get something is good, and it does mean that the "second" book is 1/2way done. ;)

Shining1
31-05-2005, 22:32:13
Bloody good news anyway. =)

Mightytree
20-10-2005, 04:45:46
My copy of AFFC was dispatched on monday and should arrive in the next couple of days. :beer: :bounce:

Anybody else got it yet?

King_Ghidra
20-10-2005, 08:26:23
will do, i'm quarter way through a clash of kings, with the others sitting in my drawer

Mightytree
20-10-2005, 10:13:50
Going through the books the first time?

King_Ghidra
20-10-2005, 10:37:14
yep, i did post it elsewhere, but i bought them after trawling through old threads where you and others recommended them

i think they're superb

Mightytree
20-10-2005, 13:47:11
Holy shit, it just arrived and I haven't finished my reread of ASoS yet! :eek:

JM^3
11-11-2005, 20:59:37
just read the 4th book

would love to discuss it

JM

BigGameHunter
12-11-2005, 20:34:29
hmmmm...might have to check this out...but I don't like dwarves...are there dwarves in it?

JM^3
12-11-2005, 21:00:59
no, or at least not fantasy dwarves

a midget features prominently

JM

Mightytree
12-11-2005, 22:34:29
Originally posted by JM^3
just read the 4th book

would love to discuss it

JM

I've been very busy the last couple of weeks, so I haven't read much of it yet.

A good forum for discussion of the series is here (http://asoiaf.westeros.org/) though.

Mightytree
12-11-2005, 22:56:06
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
hmmmm...might have to check this out...but I don't like dwarves...are there dwarves in it?

What makes ASOIAF such a great fantasy series IMO is that it actually lacks a lot of characteristics your average fantasy series normally has. You don't have predefined roles of good heroes vs. evil villains - every character in the book has his own agenda, it's not a matter of black or white but rather different shades of grey for each. The series doesn't have a lot of typical fantasy elements like different races (dwarves, elves etc.) or 500 year old wizards with long white beards either - it does have a couple "fantastic" elements but in general it's a very low fantasy world. You don't have wizards throwing around fireballs every two pages. I'd say it actually feels more like a historical novel with a couple of fantasy elements interweaved in it.

So to answer your question - no, it doesn't have dwarves in it. It does have a dwarf though. :p

BigGameHunter
13-11-2005, 09:12:15
OK...one dwarf I can handle.

Sounds like a similar approach to China Mielville's novels..blend of steam punk, fantasy and some say horror. I'd check him out...bottom line, great writer, good stories.

Greg W
03-03-2010, 14:55:59
5 YEARS on (well, alright, 3 months shy of 5 years) and he still hasn't finished the next book! :bash:

King_Ghidra
03-03-2010, 17:55:05
i've still got the last one sitting unread on the shelf. i'll get round to it.

Greg W
04-03-2010, 00:05:42
With the last book, I actually found that I struggled with the first 1/3 or so of the book. Not sure why, just did.