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  •  It's mostly about politics! (12+ / 0-)

    And thus in the wheelhouse of this site's readers...

    It's a fantasy re-telling of the Wars of the Roses, with major and minor houses all contending either for the throne or to be close to the holder of the throne...while in the distant North monsters beyond telling gather, but (most) everyone south is too busy playing the Game of Thrones to notice.  

    (Although not intended by the author, that's oddly reminiscent of how most political leaders aren't paying near enough attention to the threat of global climate change - they're more interested in their own personal advancement.)

    •  True, except (0+ / 0-)

      that I don't recall the end of the Ward of the Roses being a deposed British monarch riding in at the head of a horde of screaming Mongols, and yet I see Daenerys doing that.

      That said (and you should have seen the look George gave me when I mentioned it) I'm waiting for the musical version.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:15:43 AM PDT

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      •  Not a deposed Brit Monarch (1+ / 0-)
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        But a nasty bastard with no legitimate claim, at the head of troops composed mercenaries and traitors, who came to usurp the throne from the legitimate monarch. Said bastard proclaims himself king before the battle, and then marries another claimant from a bastard line to appease the populace.

        The only good thing the Tudor line produced was Elizabeth I.

      •  Two problems (0+ / 0-)

        One, Daenerys isn't a deposed monarch, she's just the heir of one.

        Two, she hasn't ridden the horde anywhere yet, and, in this series especially, you shouldn't make assumptions about what you think will happen.

        "No children have ever meddled with the Republican Party and lived to tell about it." - Sideshow Bob

        by ThinkerT on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:49:48 PM PDT

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