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Posted by jd2cly60 (Member # 450) on :
Only a week left!

Anyone else excited by the release of Martin's fourth volume in "A Song of Ice and Fire"? Personally my excitement is now a little bit beyond that for the last few Harry Potter books. the anticipation for this one has been long and immense and now with only a week to go the days stretch out before me as agonizingly long.

If you're not familiar with A Song of Ice and Fire (written by George R. R. Martin), it's sort of the Sopranos of modern fantasy. It's relatively dark, and contains adult subject matter, there are only the faintest smatterings of magic in the first book, but it seems as though more is slowly leaking into the world. The series consists of:
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows (Nov. 8)

The story concerns Four significant families in the land of Westeros, Targaryens, Baratheons, Lannister and Stark

The Targaryens were the conqueror kings who took over the continent and unified it with their dragons three hundred years before the book starts. But the dragons have all died out from inbreeding and some 14 or 15 years earlier Robert Baratheon rose against the injustice of the 'mad' king and overthrew him. a younger son and Daughter escaped and live in exile.
Robert Baratheon is now king, and wed to the daughter of the wealthy Tywin Lannister.
Ned Stark rules the northern half of the continent as Warden in the North, as his ancestors have. The story at first principally follows his family.

The Story begins with the realm on the edge of tumult, and everyones lives will soon change.

I promise its one of the finest reading experiences I've ever had, phenomenally good books and damn compelling tale.

Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on :
Hey Adam, haven't seen you here in ages! Welcome back!

The forum is pretty much frothing at the mouth with anticipation, don't worry. There is a countdown thread around here somewhere, and a AFFC spoilers thread for the lucky few who have already gotten their hands on copies.
Posted by jd2cly60 (Member # 450) on :
That's what I get for not looking past the first page, but it was in the AM hours and I was ready to go to bed. [Smile]
Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on :
No problem--I actually had to dig my way down to the 4th page to find one of the two threads that I bumped for you.

Speaking of bed, I need to get there. I promised myself I was going to go to bed early tonight.
Posted by Little_Doctor (Member # 6635) on :
One Minute ago?
Posted by Telperion the Silver (Member # 6074) on :
I just started reading "Game of Thrones"...
I'm curious about The Others! [Smile]
Posted by Megan (Member # 5290) on :
Hey, whoa, this is today. I'll have to swing by a bookstore on my way home.

I was sort of hoping this would happen--that it would just sort of sneak up on me unawares.
Posted by Little_Doctor (Member # 6635) on :
I completely forogt aobut it until a few days ago as well. My pre-ordered copy should arrive tomorrow.
Posted by Parsimony (Member # 8140) on :
I am on my way to pick it up right now. Hooray!

Posted by David Bowles (Member # 1021) on :
Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on :
[I completely forogt aobut it until a few days ago as well. My pre-ordered copy should arrive tomorrow.
Whereas I've been whipped up to a fever pitch about the release, and very nearly took the day off of work to read it.
Posted by Xavier (Member # 405) on :

I was done weeks ago [Smile] .

Make sure to bump my spoiler thread when you finish guys!

Here ya go.
Posted by jeniwren (Member # 2002) on :
Yay! I just got my email from Amazon saying my order of Feast for Crows was on the way.

As they're also shipping the Firefly DVD's at the same time, I think I'm in for a very GOOD week.
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
*stabs x*
Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on :
Oh, I think X suffered enough, what with paying out the nose for overnight shipping, and then having to wait forever for them to actually ship him the book.

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