A GAME OF THRONES. Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire. By George R.R. Martin. Contents. Maps. The North. The South q. Prologue q. Chapter 1 q. Chapter. Book 1: A Game of Thrones. • Book 2: A Clash of Kings. • Book 3: A Storm of Swords. • Book 4: A Feast for Crows. • Book 5: A Dance with Dragons Part I. NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT A Song of Ice and Fire Series, Book 1 · A Song of Ice and Fire.
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Normally, when an arc ends, the author must use all his skill to deal with themes and answer questions, providing a satisfying conclusion to a promising idea that his readers watched grow. Or just kill off a character central to the conflict and bury the plot arc with him. Then you don't have to worry about closure, you can just hook your readers by focusing on the mess caused by the previous arc falling apart.
Make the reader believe that things might get better, get them to believe in a character, then wave your arms in distraction, point and yell 'look at that terrible thing, over there! Chaining false endings together creates perpetual tension that never requires solution--like in most soap operas--plus, the author never has to do the hard work of finishing what they started. If an author is lucky, they die before reaching the Final Conclusion the readership is clamoring for, and never have to meet the collective expectation which long years of deferral have built up.
It's easy to idolize Kurt Cobain, because you never had to see him bald and old and crazy like David Lee Roth. Unlucky authors live to write the Final Book, breaking the spell of unending tension that kept their readers enthralled. Since the plot isn't resolving into a tight, intertwined conclusion in fact, it's probably spiraling out of control, with ever more characters and scenes , the author must wrap things up conveniently and suddenly, leaving fans confused and upset.
Having thrown out the grand romance of fantasy, Martin cannot even end on the dazzling trick of the vaguely-spiritual transgressive Death Event on which the great majority of fantasy books rely for a handy tacked-on climax actually, he'll probably do it anyways, with dragons--the longer the series goes on, the more it starts to resemble the cliche monomyth that Martin was praised for eschewing in the first place.
The drawback is that even if a conclusion gets stuck on at the end, the story fundamentally leads nowhere--it winds back and forth without resolving psychological or tonal arcs.
But then, doesn't that sound more like real life? Martin tore out the moralistic heart and magic of fantasy, and in doing so, rejected the notion of grandly realized conclusions.
Perhaps we shouldn't compare him to works of romance, but to histories.
He asks us to believe in his intrigue, his grimness, and his amoral world of war, power, and death--not the false Europe of Arthur, Robin Hood, and Orlando, but the real Europe of plagues, political struggles, religious wars, witch hunts, and roving companies of soldiery forever ravaging the countryside.
Unfortunately, he doesn't compare very well to them, either. His intrigue is not as interesting as Cicero's, Machiavelli's, Enguerrand de Coucy's--or even Sallust's, who was practically writing fiction, anyways. Some might suggest it unfair to compare a piece of fiction to a true history, but these are the same histories that lent Howard, Leiber, and Moorcock their touches of verisimilitude.
Martin might have taken a lesson from them and drawn inspiration from further afield: even Tolkien had his Eddas. Despite being fictionalized and dramatized, Martin's take on The War of the Roses is far duller than the original.
More than anything, this book felt like a serial melodrama: the hardships of an ensemble cast who we are meant to watch over and sympathize with, being drawn in by emotional appeals the hope that things will 'get better' in this dark place, 'tragic' deaths , even if these appeals conflict with the supposed realism, and in the end, there is no grander story to unify the whole.
This 'grittiness' is just Martin replacing the standard fantasy theme of 'glory' with one of 'hardship', and despite flipping this switch, it's still just an emotional appeal.
It's been suggested that I didn't read enough of Martin to judge him, but if the first four hundred pages aren't good, I don't expect the next thousand will be different. If you combine the three Del Rey collections of Conan The Barbarian stories, you get 1, pages including introductions, end notes, and variant scripts. If you take Martin's first two books in this series, you get 1, pages. Already, less than a third of the way into the series, he's written more than Howard's entire Conan output, and all I can do is ask myself: why does he need that extra length?
A few authors use it to their advantage, but for most, it's just sprawling, undifferentiated bloat. Melodrama can be a great way to mint money, as evidenced by the endless 'variations on a theme' of soap operas, pro wrestling, and superhero comics.
People get into it, but it's neither revolutionary nor realistic. You also hear the same things from the fans: that it's all carefully planned, all interconnected, all going somewhere. Apparently they didn't learn their lesson from the anticlimactic fizzling out of Twin Peaks, X-Files, Lost, and Battlestar.
Then again, you wouldn't keep watching if you didn't think it was going somewhere. Some say 'at least he isn't as bad as all the drivel that gets published in genre fantasy', but saying he's better than dreck is really not very high praise.
However, there are more volumes to come, and Jon clearly has the momentum.
Here is the progression of PageRank values by volume: We see that: Jon has essentially held steady throughout the saga. Tyrion, Arya and Cersei have trended downwards.
Jaime, Stannis and Daenerys have trended upwards Stannis has the largest net increase in PageRank, yet he does not have the narrative momentum.
Depending on how Daenerys wields her might and influence and dragons when she arrives in Westeros, she could take second place, or even the top spot. Unless Tyrion finds himself on the Iron Throne, he seems destined to lose the network centrality game to Jon and Daenerys. Finally, it is clear that Stannis deserves the next spot, especially since he is not a point-of-view character.
So here is the ranking, as I see it, after the first five books Jon Snow. Subjects Fantasy Fiction. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name.
There his family dwells in peace and comfort: Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances.
Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.