War and Politics of Ice and Fire – Best of the Web

The blog ‘War and Politics of Ice and Fire‘ takes George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series far too seriously. We love it.

The blog contains a number of posts about things going on in the World of Ice and Fire, but what drew me in was its literary criticism of the series and the character studies. I’m an ex English Literature student who loves A Song of Ice and Fire, so War and Politics of Ice and Fire could pretty much have been made for me. In fact, the essays page is pretty much what the internet was made for.

It was a real pleasure coming across this website. There are lots of places on the web that write about books in general but not nearly enough that offer such thoughtful analysis.

Here are a few of the articles I expect you will enjoy:

The Agents of Chaos: Spies, Spymasters and Their Tradecraft in Westeros Part 2: The Power of Suggestion (although I don’t actually agree with the conclusion of this article, the argument is well presented).

The Dragon’s Mercy: The Violent Future Path of Daenerys Targaryen: Part 1: Children and Prophecy

and

The Dragon’s Mercy: The Violent Future Path of Daenerys Targaryen: Part 2: Reborn on the Dothraki Sea

If you loved the Song of Ice and Fire series (and I hope you did), then you may also like a couple of posts on Stranger Views; Why Littlefinger deserves his own spin off and The Dangers of Reading A Song of Ice and Fire. Although these posts are far, far more frivolous than those on War and Politics of Ice and Fire.

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