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    Jonas Game of Thrones Books (Spoilers for everything)

    This is a thread for those who have read the books to discuss them without spoiling things for those who have not.

    I personally havent read them, but im going to. Can anyone tell me how many books or how far into the first book this season goes? Im planning on reading them between seasons and dont want to skip too far ahead and spoil the next season.

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    From what I understand, each book will get its own season, and the series is planning seven (or maybe eight) novels, and only five have been released.

    Feel free to correct - I'm not well-versed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSilver 3k View Post
    From what I understand, each book will get its own season, and the series is planning seven (or maybe eight) novels, and only five have been released.

    Feel free to correct - I'm not well-versed.
    Pretty much. 7 novels, a season a novel, though the might have to do 2 seasons for a couple of the larger books.

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    I believe the plan is to have one season per novel. So far there are 4 books released with the 5th one, A Dance with Dragons, being released in July.

    At the rate that GRRM is writing though, it looks like the HBO productions will catch up with the books before he releases the 6th one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magictrick View Post
    I believe the plan is to have one season per novel. So far there are 4 books released with the 5th one, A Dance with Dragons, being released in July.

    At the rate that GRRM is writing though, it looks like the HBO productions will catch up with the books before he releases the 6th one.
    Yes, there will be 7 books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (short aSoIaF). Btw. can't wait for July 12 to finally start reading A Dance with Dragons (book 5)
    A little discours first, the aSoIaF books are organised in PoV chapters of the different characters.


    As far as I know the TV series will be organised as followed:

    The first season (10 episodes) will cover the events of A Game of Thrones.
    The second season (12 episodes) will cover the events of A Clash of Kings.
    The third and fourth season will cover the events of A Storm of Swords. The book is that long that it is impossible to be filmed in one season.
    The fifth and sixth (and possibly the seventh) season will cover the events of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. These two books are actually one book split in two. Some of the events are happening at the same time in both books and not all of the character's stories (PoVs) are told in AFFC, so they got shifted to ADWD.
    The eighth season will most likely cover the events of The Winds of Winter.
    The nineth and maybe tenth season would cover the events of A Dream of Spring.

    So guess would be that there will be 9 to 10 season of the TV series. Hopefully, we'll get to see the whole story on the TV screen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andron View Post
    The eighth season will most likely cover the events of The Winds of Winter.
    The nineth and maybe tenth season would cover the events of A Dream of Spring.

    So guess would be that there will be 9 to 10 season of the TV series. Hopefully, we'll get to see the whole story on the TV screen...
    At least this puts a seven or eight year limit on when the next book comes out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andron View Post
    Yes, there will be 7 books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (short aSoIaF). Btw. can't wait for July 12 to finally start reading A Dance with Dragons (book 5)
    A little discours first, the aSoIaF books are organised in PoV chapters of the different characters.


    As far as I know the TV series will be organised as followed:

    The first season (10 episodes) will cover the events of A Game of Thrones.
    The second season (12 episodes) will cover the events of A Clash of Kings.
    The third and fourth season will cover the events of A Storm of Swords. The book is that long that it is impossible to be filmed in one season.
    The fifth and sixth (and possibly the seventh) season will cover the events of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. These two books are actually one book split in two. Some of the events are happening at the same time in both books and not all of the character's stories (PoVs) are told in AFFC, so they got shifted to ADWD.
    The eighth season will most likely cover the events of The Winds of Winter.
    The nineth and maybe tenth season would cover the events of A Dream of Spring.

    So guess would be that there will be 9 to 10 season of the TV series. Hopefully, we'll get to see the whole story on the TV screen...
    Hopefully hopefully hopefully!!! Would be sooooooo awesome if we got all 10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukko View Post
    Im planning on reading them between seasons and dont want to skip too far ahead and spoil the next season.
    Just read this part and good luck with that. There is a reason I am waiting until the end of the exam period to start re-reading them again This will be the third time I've read them and I think I am looking forward to more than the first time. Although I am even more excited about July 12th rolling around (although I may have to rush through as the new dresden files book comes out in July too ).

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    Does anybody think Daenerys isn't Aerys daughter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy_Watson View Post
    Does anybody think Daenerys isn't Aerys daughter?
    Why do you think?
    I read some theories that suggest that she could also be Rhaegar's daughter.
    So she would be Jon Snow's half-sister. Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark are Jon's parents, according to another theory.

    I guess, only George R.R. Martin knows for sure

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    In case anyone is interested amazon has the first 4 books for $20
    http://www.amazon.com/George-Martins...8-4&tag=vig-20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andron View Post
    Why do you think?
    I read some theories that suggest that she could also be Rhaegar's daughter.
    So she would be Jon Snow's half-sister. Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark are Jon's parents, according to another theory.

    I guess, only George R.R. Martin knows for sure
    I came across the theory that Tyrion is also related to them, and is the 3rd head of the three headed dragon. His father was the old kings hand so was around the family, it is possible that his wife had an affair with one of the dragon people, he has one violet eye, fascination with dragons and Tyrions fathers last words to him were "You are not my son" Also possible theory as to why he is deformed - Tyrions father gave his wife something to get rid of the baby because he found out it wasn't his, but it didn't really work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andron View Post
    Why do you think?
    I read some theories that suggest that she could also be Rhaegar's daughter.
    So she would be Jon Snow's half-sister. Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark are Jon's parents, according to another theory.

    I guess, only George R.R. Martin knows for sure
    Yeah, not much of a reason, just was rereading and thought the fact that she was born 9 mos after exile could mean something. I'd heard the Jon discussions too. I guess the Tyrion thing could make some sense, but I can't say I'm a big fan of that.

    Anyway, just speculation, I don't generally like to even think about these things so I don't ruin a surprise down the line.

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    I had no idea these theories were circulating. They are all interesting, although the Tyrion one seems far fetched (given that this is fantasy though I wouldn't rule it out).

    I hope GRRM has more surprises in store for us in the books to come.

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    The Podcast of Ice and Fire reviewed Winter is Coming (GoT 1.01). This podcast contains spoilers for all books.
    http://podcastoficeandfire.com/?p=153

    Really funny and insightful podcast

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    Was Tyrion as like-able in the books so quickly? I seem to remember it taking a while to warm up to him, but maybe I'm imagining that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy_Watson View Post
    Was Tyrion as like-able in the books so quickly? I seem to remember it taking a while to warm up to him, but maybe I'm imagining that.
    I think it depends. I liked him pretty early on because he was quick witted and always had clever/funny/cynical things to say.

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    I've just picked up the first novel in the series today. I kept looking at it every time I went to the store because I was obviously fascinated with the concept, but never committed till now.

    Can anyone answer as to how complicated the story line is? I mean, is it an easy read that absorbs you in the pages, or is it one of those that you need to read a bit slower to make sure you don't miss something vital for everything to gel and make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celandine View Post
    Can anyone answer as to how complicated the story line is? I mean, is it an easy read that absorbs you in the pages, or is it one of those that you need to read a bit slower to make sure you don't miss something vital for everything to gel and make sense?
    The whole series is written from different characters' point of view. These characters are not always in the same place but the action is happening concurrently most of the time. So I would say you need to pay attention to detail because the actions and events around one character affect the point of view of another. But the chapters don't always flow that way so you would need to remember what happened a couple chapters back.

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    Yep, and it can get very hard to follow things from one book to the next. There is a lot going on. (in a good way)

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