A Song of Ice and Fire (Series) | Study Guide

George R.R. Martin

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a-song-of-ice-and-fire-george-r-r-martinSources: Biography.com, Encyclopaedia Britannica, GeorgeRRMartin.com Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.BROTHERSLOYAL SUBJECTSONUSURPERHAND OF THE KINGSPOUSESKey CharactersCersei LannisterCold and ambitious; seeks power through her sons Robert BaratheonKing of the Seven Kingdoms; death begins a power struggle Stannis and Renly BaratheonNext in line for the throneDaenerys TargaryenLast of her bloodline; living in exile Eddard “Ned” StarkRoberts friend and conscience; determined to ensure correct successionRobb StarkFights for the throne froma sense of honor Cersei Lannister, A Game of Thrones, Chapter 12hen you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.A Song of Ice and Fireby the NumbersWords in the first five books in the series Swords in the Iron Throne Languages into which A Song of Ice and Fire has been translated >45~1,770,0001,000Year Martin almost quit writing novels after the failure of his book The Armageddon Rag 1984Martin once worked in television and dreamed of creating an epic fantasy series with all the elements Hollywood executives told him were impossible on the small screen. Ironically, A Song of Ice and Fire ultimately became one of television's most successful seriesGame of Thrones.GEORGE R.R. MARTIN BORN 1948AuthorThemesFamilyDefense of family honor is the ultimate duty.BetrayalThe key to survival in a dangerous world is to trust no one.Duality of Human NatureThere is good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us.Power CorruptsPower can be a weapon used to control, demean, or destroy.In a land where dragonfire sears the skies and winter can last a lifetime, a violent power struggle erupts among the Great Houses of Westeros for control of the Iron Throne. In this world, honor and integrity are no match for treachery and betrayal, and those who play the game of thrones risk losing everything—including their lives.The Game BeginsOVERVIEWThe Strongholds of WesterosHouse TargaryenRuled Westeros for 300 YearsAfter the Doom of Valyria, it is the last dragonlord family. Castle BlackHeadquarters of the Nights WatchThe Night's Watch is sworn to protect the realms of men from the inhuman Others. House BaratheonRuling House of WesterosAfter Roberts death, his brothers and wife begin a bloody power struggle for the Iron Throne. House StarkWardens of the NorthFiercely honorable, the Starks become embroiled in the deadly intrigue of Kings Landing. House LannisterWardens of the WestMotivated by power lust, the Lannisters are one of the most powerful and ambitious families in Westeros. HOUSE ARRYNWARDENS OF THE EAST HOUSE MARTELLRULING HOUSE OF DORNE HOUSE TYRELLWARDENS OF THE SOUTH HOUSE GREYJOYRULERS OF THE IRON ISLANDSHOUSE TULLYRULES THE RIVERLANDS THE LAND BEYOND THE WALLEnglishOriginal Language1996First PublishedGeorge R.R. MartinAuthorA Song of Ice and FireFantasySeries

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