Fevre Dream is about friendship as much as it is about ghouls in the night. It is about the violence in us all and the choices that determine our character. It is also suspense at its finest, paced to maximize dread.
It wasn't until Game of Thrones was aired on HBO that the names began to have an influence on American baby naming. In honor of the new season, presented below are the most surprising names to show up on the Social Security Administration's list of U.S. baby names.
By bringing together a group of people gathered not because of their age, race, occupation, or wealth but because of their commitment to shared values and experience, the liturgy breaks down the divisions between us.
The list is varied and covers such topics as zombie prevention, parenting tips, ethics lessons, and role models. Find out what your favorite characters should be reading and perhaps discover a new book for yourself!
WINTERFELL... is ARRYN'S KEEP.
Conn Iggulden is internationally known for his historical fiction. Now, he's begun the Wars of the Roses series with the first of three books, Stormbird.
The best art is that which is both imaginative and mimetic, providing scenarios that engage our sense of wonder while in some way mirroring the processes of our own world.
Writing in The Guardian, Danielle Harrison says that she gave up watching Game of Thrones at the end of Season Three because of the scene where Daener...
"Game of Thrones" always seems ill-considered to me. It wants so badly to say something significant about sex and power that maybe it forgets to take a breath between the two thoughts.
Let's consider the life lessons to be taken away from the bloodshed, nudity, and moral ambiguity. Here are five things Game of Thrones has taught us about real life.
Engaging fantasy author Peter S. Beagle in conversation is a remarkably lively experience, and fan, friend and/or interviewer should prepare to be surprised. I'm all set for unicorns and werewolves when Mr. Beagle suddenly launches into political observations.
For readers, the pleasures of the unreliable narrator seem to lie primarily in the challenges they offer our critical and interpretive faculties. Can we figure out the narrator's trustworthiness (or lack of it) before the other characters do?
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People watch "Game of Thrones" for different reasons. If you're a fifteen-year-old boy, you probably watch for the gratuitous nudity. But if you ask me, the real stars of the show aren't Khaleesi's breasts, they're the exotic weapons that we meet in every episode.
With each Game of Thrones episode we struggle with whom to invest our emotions so that we're not left with that aching numbness in the pit of our collective stomachs when a favorite character dies. One character I'm especially worried about is Daenerys Targaryen.
While everyone else was completely flipping out about the Red Wedding on Sunday night, it seems that some devout readers of George R.R. Martin's series were not quite phased by it. In fact, they were pretty unaffected by most major moments in film and television. Lighten up, guys!