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A song of ice and fire

April 23rd, 2015

A song of Ice and Fire is a series of fantasy novels. These are written by American novelist and screenwriter George R.R Martin. He started writing the series in the year 1991 and his first volume came into the market in 1996. Earlier, it was thought that the series will have three volumes but now there are five volumes. It is based on a fictional story that takes place on a continent called Westeros. Most of the characters in the novel are human but as it progresses more of characters such as supernatural powers and fire breathing dragons are added to it.  The three main points cover in the story includes the following: the events of a dynastic civil war to get a control over westeros among some families, the threat of others who live beyond a huge wall of ice that forms the northern border of Westeros and the aim of Daenerys Targaryen who is an exiled daughter of a king who was murdered in the civil war about 15 years ago. As the story goes on, the different story lines used to publish the novels progresses and become related to one another.


The story is written with a view of different characters. At the end of the fourth volume there are around seventeen characters in different chapters and the eight characters appears only the last chapter. Many new characters have been introduced in the end of the fifth volume for writing the sixth novel.

This novel is set in the fictional seven kingdoms of Westeros, which is a large American sized continent. The story is stretched back to around twelve thousand years.  In the story, t is revealed how seven different kingdoms rules the continent and later all the seven kingdoms joined together to form one nation ruled by AEGON the conqueror. After 238 years of AEGON’s conquest, the Targaryens fought a civil war with the king Robert Baratheon and he was helped by his friend Lord Eddard Stark and fosters Father Lord Jon Arryn.

The novels are known for complex characters, sudden and regularly savage plot turns, and political interest. In an era where magic for the most part takes focal point of the audience, this series has been known for its restricted and unpretentious utilization of magic. In these books, magic has been utilized as an uncertain and regularly vile foundation force. Finally, the books don’t revolve around a climactic conflict in the middle of “Good” and “Underhandedness;” plot lines have rotated fundamentally around political infighting and common war, with stand out or two storyline circular segments notwithstanding recommending the likelihood of an outside danger.

The books are described from an exceptionally strict third individual restricted omniscient point of view, the parts exchanging between distinctive perspective characters. Martin’s treatment of his characters makes them greatly difficult to group: not very many can be named as “great” or “underhandedness”. The creator likewise has a notoriety of not being reluctant to slaughter any character, regardless of how major.