Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones Paperback
Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. As Carolyne Larrington reveals in this essential companion to George R R Martin's fantasy novels and the HBO mega-hit series based on them the show is the epitome of water-cooler TV.
It is the subject of intense debate in national newspapers; by PhD students asking why Westeros has yet to see an industrial revolution, or whether astronomy explains the continent's climatic problems and unpredictable solstices ('winter is coming'); and by bloggers and cultural commentators contesting the series' startling portrayals of power, sex and gender.
Yet no book has divulged how George R R Martin constructed his remarkable universe out of the Middle Ages.
Discussing novels and TV series alike, Larrington explores among other topics: sigils, giants, dragons and direwolves in medieval texts; ravens, old gods and the Weirwood in Norse myth; and a gothic, exotic orient in the eastern continent, Essos.
From the White Walkers to the Red Woman, from Casterley Rock to the Shivering Sea, this is an indispensable guide to the twenty-first century's most important fantasy creation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 40 bw integrated
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/11/2015
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9781784532567