Oreiro-Eng.docx - Oreiro Nico Angelo B 1HST2 Fantasy Fiction is a novel genre which is being written into its way to modern reader’s interests These

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Oreiro, Nico Angelo B. 1HST2 May 25, 2016 Fantasy Fiction is a novel genre which is being written into its way to modern reader’s interests. These novels started becoming popular at the early 1950’s, when Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien authored this timeless classic, which received the International Fantasy Award for Fiction. Although I am not a fan of Tolkien’s works, I am indeed a fan of the works of an author which looked up to him and his works. My favorite novel series is A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R. R. Martin, and in this series, I loved the first book A Game of Thrones more than any of the following installments among the series. Martin was born in 1948 at Bayonne, New Jersey. He had his first Novel debut in 1977, when he authored Dying of the Light . He published the first installment of A Song of Ice and Fire in 1996. He became a best-selling author in 2005 and 2011 with the fourth and fifth installments of A Song of Ice and Fire , respectively. As their works are frequently compared with each others, he still has a grittier, earthier type of fantasy fiction than Tolkien. He was even described as “a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.” (The New York Times, 2005). The first book of A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Game of Thrones revolves around a few prominent families and their struggle to compete against opposing forces and each other, with some of them competing for the Iron Throne, and others getting stuck in the middle of the fights. My favorite character in this installment is Eddard Stark, commonly referred to as Ned. He resided at Winterfell as the Warden of the North, one of the Seven Kingdoms which his best
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friend Robert Baratheon ruled. He had five legitimate children, namely Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon with his wife Catelyn Tully, and an allegedly illegitimate child, Jon Snow. When Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King which acts as an advisor and a father figure to both Ned and Robert, died, Robert visited Winterfell with his wife, Cercei Lannister, their supposed children and her brothers Jaime and Tyrion. Robert proposed Ned be his new Hand and have prince Joffrey and Sansa married, which excited Sansa. Lysa Tully, which is Catelyn’s sister and Jon Arryn’s wife, wrote a letter to Catelyn which says Jon Arryn was killed by the Lannisters and Ned’s life is in danger. Bran, on the other hand, was climbing towers when he suddenly saw twins Cercei and
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