The World of Ice and Fire Giveaway!

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Lately I’ve been talking quite a lot about the upcoming book The World of Ice and Fire, whether its sample pages that have been released, or individual facts of ice and fire from Harper Voyager.  However, this post is much different from those – if you have liked our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter you’r probably already aware of this – but we are currently running a giveaway for The World of Ice and Fire.  So if your interested in winning a free copy of the book click the link and enter for a chance to win!

 

The World of Ice and Fire Sample Pages

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Just a few more days until the release of The World of Ice and Fire.  For those of you out there who are like me, and just cannot wait to get your hands on some new Game of Thrones material, your in luck!  Barnes & Noble has just released a few new display pages from the The World of Ice and Fire.

However there is a catch, I was only able to clearly read the “Kings of Winter” page.  With the other pages, when I zoom in to read them the text gets to distorted to clearly read the words.  However they are still beautiful to look at.  So check out the pages below and let me know if you had better luck reading them.

Also to hold you over until Tuesday, check out my other post as I track Harper Voyager as they tweet out Facts of Ice and Fire, from the The World of Ice and Fire book.  

You can also enter the giveaway we are currently running for a chance to win The World of Ice and Fire!

George R.R. Martin Livestream

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Mark your calendars!  With the release of The World of Ice and Fire just around the corner, George is making his final appearance in New York.   I talked about this earlier, so if you’d like all the details check that article out – this is more of a reminder to everyone.

The 92Y will be offering a livestream of the event – so if you didn’t spend $100+ on a ticket (which are still available) you’ll still be able to watch the event live from the comfort of your home.  The event will be taking place on October 26 at 8PM EST.  You can also leave your comments in the discussion going on  below the livestream and hopefully George will answer it.

So will you be watching the livestream, or are you one of lucky few who’ll actually be the event?  And if you could have George answer any question (not pertaining to future books) what would it be?  Let me know your thoughts on these questions, and anything else, in the comments below!

Daznak’s Pit Pictures

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New pictures have surfaced showing the filming that is currently underway in Osuna, Spain for the fifth season of Game of Thrones.  Pictured above is the infamous bull ring which will be used to represent Daznak’s Pit in Meereen.

With these new pictures I’m a bit hesitant to say anything else, just for spoiler reasons.  So for the real meat of this post you’ll have to go below the break.  But be warned this post will be very spoiler heavy if you have not read through A Dance with Dragons…and even if you have read the books this could still be spoilery.  The below pictures show something that I don’t think any book reader would’ve expected to see this soon in the show – as it’s something we haven’t even seen in the books yet.

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Flashback Scene Confirmed for Season 5

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Talk has been in the air about a flashback scene appearing in season 5 for quite some time now.  I have even previously talked about the rumors going on that Maggy the Frog was in talks of being cast – along with a young Cersei Lannister.  And now its all official – that’s right David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have officially confirmed a flashback scene for season 5.

During a Q&A with Benioff and Weiss, at the Teatro Central in Seville, they were asked about the possibility of a flashback scene in season 5.  – and this is how they answered:

By making the first season, we set a rule: no prophecies, dreams of flashbacks. We failed the first two and this season the third.  So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.”

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The World of Ice and Fire New Sample Chapter

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Just a quick update here.  A new excerpt from the upcoming book The World of Ice and Fire is now available.  If you download the iTunes World of Ice and Fire app you will have access to the excerpt – I’m not sure if the excerpt is also available for people with Android phones.  This excerpt covers a piece of Vale history up through the Andal invasion. Enjoy!

Also if anyone has a Android phone, let me know in the comments if this excerpt is available there as well – I know the app is downloadable, I’m just not sure if the excerpt has been added there as well.

If you enjoyed this, and are looking forward to the The World of Ice and Fire you can now enter the giveaway we are running for the book.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Abaje Cast

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The Hollywood Reporter has just announced that Adewale Akinnuoye-Abaje will be joining the cast of Game of Thrones in season 5.  Adewale has previously been in HBO’s OZ, Thor: The Dark World, and played Mr.Eko in Lost.  It should also be noted that Adewale was in Pompeii which starred Kit Harrington.

Not much has been said about the character that Adewale will playing.  All we know now is that he will be playing a character named Malko, who has not appeared in the books.

My best guess is that we’ll be seeing Adewale’s character somewhere in Essos.  But wherever he may be appearing I hope he gets a somewhat substantial role, Adewale is a great actor and I can’t wait to see him in Game of Thrones.  However, it is a bit sad that they couldn’t find a role from the books for him to play.  Based on the sheer physical size of Adewale I’m leaning toward a pit fighter in Meereen.  But because I doubt they would ever spend to much time focussing in on a single pit fighter I hope that’s not the cast.  Whatever happens I hope Adewale gets a chance to show off his acting chops.

So where do you think we’ll be seeing Adewale appearing?  And what do you think of another show created character being added to the roster?  Let me know you’r thoughts on everything in the comments below!

 

 

 

#FactsOfIceAndFire

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With just under two weeks until the release of The World of Ice and Fire UK publisher Harper Voyager has been teasing the upcoming book with #FactsOfIceAndFire.  The #FactsOfIceandFire has been going on since October 1, and is a collection of facts from the upcoming book – some of them being never-before-heard facts, and others that are easily known by anyone who has read the books.

Here are the #FactsOfIceAndFire that have been tweeted out so far:

  • Aegon I Targaryen conquered the Seven Kingdoms at the age of 27.
  • The Valyrians are the only people of the world with eyes in shades of purple.
  • Maegor the Cruel killed his wife Tyanna, cut out her hear with Blackfyre and threw it to the dogs.
  • Daemon Targaryen offended the men of Arryn saying “The sheep are prettier than their women”
  • Quen Rhaenyra possessed 15 dragons, including one named The Cannibal.
  • Nights Watch member “the Rat Cook” served a king his own song baked in a pie.
  • Volantis slaves have tattooed faces.  Dung collectors are marked with flies.
  • Ellyn Reyne tried to seduce Tytos Lannister but was so intimidated, he couldn’t perform and fled.
  • In Kings Landing, Aerys II was called King Scab as he cut himself many times upon the Iron Throne.
  • Women in Bayasabhad defend the city due to a belief that only those who give life can take it.
  • Joffrey Valaryon, Prince of Dragonstone, fell to his death trying to ride his mum’s dragon.
  • Khal Temmo cut off Khal Dhako’s hands, feet, and genitals and roasted them before his eyes.
  • The Rhyonar people are said to be the first to learn the art of iron-making.
  • Most agree that the Doom of Valyria was caused by a vast chain of Volcanoes.
  • Emerging from the battle head to heel in blood, Dalton Greyjoy became known as the Red Kraken
  • Qohor’s god the Black Goat demands daily sacrifice.
  • After calling himself triarch for life, Horonno was seized by rioters & torn apart by elephants.
  • Royce redarm got his surname for his habit of pulling out the entrails of his foes.
  • Orys One-Hand liked to lop off his captives hands & feet and leave them to rot in his tent.
  • Dwellers of the Remote Isle of Toads have fishy features including webbed hands and feet.
  • Legend has it that Rodrik Stark won Bear Island back from the ironborn in a wrestling match.
  • It’s said that every 77 years a storm greater than all others comes howling upon Storm’s End.

For more #FactsOfICeAndFire until the release of the book, head on over and follow Harper Voyager on Twitter.  Or check back here, as I’ll be updating this as the tweets come out!  And for a chance to win a free copy of The World of Ice and Fire, enter the giveaway we are currently running!

Septa Unella Cast

In a recent post from Watchers on the Wall, it was announced that Hannah Waddingham will be taking on the role of Septa Unella.  Now for those of you who haven’t read the books there isn’t to much to be said about her.  She is a septa – 1.159143obviously – which adds to the continuing growth of the Seven’s importance in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.  

Reportedly HBO described Septa Unella as “a septa serving the Faith of the Seven.  As a member of the Most Devout, the highest ranking clergy, she enforces strict adherence to her religion’s laws.”  This description of Septa Unella sounds absolutely perfect for what I was looking for in this role.  A quick note, the Most Devout is the council of the highest ranking clergy for the Faith of the Seven.

I’m glad to finally see the casting confirmed for Septa Unella. However I am curious if we will see any of the other Septa’s cast – Such as Septa Moelle, or Septa Scolera.  If Septa Unella is the only septa to be cast, and given a name, that is fine by me as she holds the largest role of any Septa.

So what do you think of this casting?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!