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By Jes Battis,Susan Johnston

George R.R. Martin’s A music of Ice and Fire sequence is a world phenomenon, and the realm of Westeros has visible a number of variations, from HBO’s acclaimed tv sequence to image novels, console video games and orchestral soundtracks. This selection of new essays investigates what makes this global so renowned, and why the novels and tv sequence are being taught in collage study rooms as genre-defining works in the American myth culture. This quantity represents the 1st sustained scholarly remedy of George R.R. Martin’s groundbreaking paintings, and contains writing via specialists curious about the creation of the HBO convey. The members examine a couple of compelling components, together with the secret of the shape-shifting wargs, the clash among religions, the origins of the Dothraki language and the intercourse lives of knights. the importance of fan cultures and their diversifications is usually discussed.

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