A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)

"Game of Thrones" refers to American author George RR Martin's series titled "A Song of Ice and Fire" as well as the HBO television adaptation. Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy series following the major Houses and characters of the fictional medieval continents of Westeros and Essos.

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Who wrote A Game of Thrones?

The author of A Game of Thrones is George R.R. Martin. He is an American novelist and short story writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction. He was also a screenwriter and telivision producer.
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Which books are better Inheritance Cycle or A Song of Ice and Fire?

It would be a matter of opinion. There will be people that will say Inheritance Cycle is better, and there will be people that will say A Song of Ice and Fire is better.

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What real historical events inspired Game of Thrones?

Warning: This answer contains Game of Thronesspoilers.

While Game of Thrones isn't exactly a historical drama--it features dragons, zombies, mages, and various other supernatural elements--many of its story points were inspired by historical events. Like many fantasy novelists, writer George R.R. Martin uses real-life parallels to give his stories some extra weight, and judging by Game of Thrones' ratings and book sales, it's an effective technique.

One of the most infamous moments from the show is the Red Wedding, in which Rob and Catelyn Stark are brutally murdered by a treacherous lord (hey, we warned you about the spoilers). The Starks are under the misguided impression that they're safe from an ambush because they've been given gifts of hospitality; unfortunately for them (and to the great dismay of Game of Thrones fans who didn't bother reading the books), they're wrong.

It makes for great drama, and it was likely inspired a distinct event from Scottish history: the Black Dinner.

The Black Dinner (which you'll notice sounds an awful lot like the Red Wedding) occurred around 1440. 10-year-old King James II of Scotland invited 16-year-old William Douglas to Edinburgh Castle. William was the Earl of powerful Douglas clan, which was becoming a threat to James' kingdom.

To the young king and his advisors, that wasn't acceptable. James' Lord Chancellor, Sir William Crichton, arranged for a black bull's head to be brought into the hall and dropped on the table as a symbol of death. William Douglas and his brother were beheaded after a mock trial. Substitute some chamber music for the bull's head, and that's basically exactly what happened to Rob Stark.

For the show's Battle of Blackwater, Martin likely took inspiration from the real-life siege of Constantinople in 718 A.D. Here's a very basic overview: Byzantine defenders were facing heavy attacks from Arab invaders, so they used a dangerous secret weapon to break the siege. That weapon was Greek fire, an explosive that seemed to defy the laws of physics by burning on water.

In Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister defends his bay by using wildfire, a magical substance with similar properties. He also uses a large chain to stop ships from making their way into the bay, and--you guessed it--that's exactly what the Byzantine defenders did.

Those two events are probably the best examples of Game of Thrones drawing inspiration from real history. Some critics have also noted that the overarching plot of Game of Thrones roughly mirrors the War of Roses, and various characters seem similar to major figures from that conflict.

However, we should note that Martin's plot points don't always have real-life counterparts, and he's adamant that he created most of the world of Westeros from his own imagination.

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Which Game of Thrones actor has appeared in the most episodes?

Warning: This answer contains Game of Thronesspoilers.

At the time this question was asked, seven seasons of Game of Thrones had aired for a total of 67 episodes, per IMDB. The show's notable for its twisting storylines and frequent violence, and as such, many of the actors get limited screen time. Characters die, disappear, or go on long quests that take them away from the cameras.

To date, Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, has appeared in 61 of the 67 episodes, so if Game of Throneshas a star, it's him. He's followed closely by Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), who has appeared in 58 episodes. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) are tied for third place, as they've each appeared in 56 episodes.

But wait, isn't this show about the Starks? Sort of. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has been in 54 episodes to date, while Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) has been in 53. So, let's answer the logical follow-up question: Which character has appeared in the fewest number of episodes? Discounting extras and single-episode characters, that dubious honor goes to Viserys Targaryen, played by Harry Lloyd. Viserys seemed like a major character-until he was unceremoniously executed in the show's fifth episode.

Fortunately for Lloyd, he's got good company. Mark Addy played Robert Baratheon in seven episodes before his character died, and Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo for 10 episodes before-well, let's just say that Daenerys named a dragon after him. In the world of Game of Thrones, people don't last for very long unless they're lucky enough (or important enough) to survive.

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How many books are in the Game of Thrones book series?

8

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How many Game of Thrones books are there?

There are currently five books published in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which may also be called the Game of Thrones series after the television adaptation. There are plans for a further two novels in the series. The following list is the titles of the five published and two planned books in the series.

1. A Game of Thrones

2. A Clash of Kings

3. A Storm of Swords

4. A Feast for Crows

5. A Dance with Dragons

6. The Winds of Winter (tentatively titled, not yet released)

7. A Dream of Spring (tentatively titled, not yet released)

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Where do they film Game of Thrones?

Most of the filming takes place in a studio in Belfast, and elsewhere on location in Northern Ireland, with the Northern Irish economy reportedly seeing a boost thanks to Game of Thrones fans wanting to visit the real-life places where the show is filmed.

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When does sansa die in game of thrones?

Sansa stark is the daughter of late Ned Stark . Sansa has not died yet and most probably she is not going to die so soon . It seems After season 4 she is going to be one of the important character of GOT.

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Who is Jon snow's mother?

Jon Snow's mother is not known yet . Jon Snow was bastard of Ned Stark. Jon Snow's mother name was Wyla .

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Who is your favorite Game of Thrones character?

Game of thrones is an epic fantasy series. It is written by George RR Martin . It is one of the most followed series of all.

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Which episode of Game of Thrones does Robb find out about his father's death?

Robb is the son of Catelyn and Ned stark . Ned Stark was killed by joffery baratheon. Robb find out about Ned's death in season 1 , last episode.

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What kind of book is Game of Thrones?

Game of thrones is a fantasy novel and also there is lots more than that. Game of thrones is an addiction , one can't simply not like it. There are in total seven novels of Game of thrones.

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Who plays king joffrey in Game of Thrones?

Jack gleeson is the actor who played the role of Joffery Baratheon . He was not a baratheon actually as he was son of jaime and cersei . According to that he was a Lannister , he died in 4th season .

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When does Season 3 of Game of Thrones come to HBO?

Season 3 is been released even season four has also released in 2014 itself . Game of throne is a fantasy show on HBO. You can watch it either online or download it.

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What is the name of the actor who plays Bran on Game of Thrones?

Brandon stark is a character of game of thrones . Character of Brandon stark is played by Isaac Hempstead Wright . He is the son of Ned stark and Catelyn stark in game of thrones.

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How many series in the tv version Game of Thrones are to be made?

HBO has confirmed there will be seven seasons.

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When will season 4 Game of Thrones air?

Season 4 game thrones was released in 2014 May-June . It consists of 10 episodes like every other season. Game of throne is one of the most popular show among youth .

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How many books in a Game of Thrones?

Game of thrones is an american medieval fantasy series. It is one of the best selling fantasy novels. Game of thrones is a series of seven planned fantasy novels.

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What language do they use for dothraki in Game of Thrones tv show?

Game of thrones is an american medieval fantasy TV series. Game of thrones is written by George R.R Martin . Dothraki is the language that is created particularly for game of thrones.

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Where can you watch Game of Thrones winter is coming?

Winter is coming is the first season of game of thrones .You can either download it from any torrent site . Or you can also watch Game of thrones online . It is really a great series to watch.

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Is a game of thrones slow?

Game of thrones is a fantasy show . Yes, it is slow in pace but this is due to the lot of back story .It is one of the most classic series ever made.

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What is the Game of Thrones about?

Game of Thrones is an HBO TV series based on George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire', and also the name for the first novel in the series. It is a fantasy drama set in a middle ages-like time period; magic exists in this world, in a low-key fashion, as well as creatures like giants and dragons.

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It consists of several major story arcs, the most important of which are;

1 - The death King Robert Baratheon of the 'seven kingdoms', and the wars that erupted over the 'Iron Throne'. Robert's three heirs are discovered to be illegitimate, born from an incestuous relationship between the Queen and her brother; however few are brave or foolish enough to mention it, and his eldest son Joffrey assumes the throne. This question of legitimacy causes Robert's brothers Renly and Stannis to stake their claim on the throne, and prepare for war, meanwhile a vassal state, the Iron Islands make a bid for independence.

2 - The last surviving child of the 'mad king' Aerys, ousted by Robert years before the novel starts. In a foreign land across the sea, she goes from having nothing, to becoming one of the most powerful women alive. She commands armies, rules cities, and successfully hatches three dragon eggs, the first to have hatched for decades. She believes the Iron Throne to be her birthright, and plans to travel back across the sea and conquer it. Despite acting with good intentions, she can be short-sighted and vindictive.

3 - The threat from the far north; a race of beings called the White Walkers are waiting for the years-long winter to begin, so they may invade the lands of men. The main obstacle in their path is a magically created glacier called The Wall, and a line of castles across it manned by a brotherhood called the Night's Watch.

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How many people watch Game of Thrones?

The number of viewers could be in the millions.

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Where is Game of Thrones filmed?

First Season:

Primary locations: Paint Hall Studio in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the city of Mdina, Malta, a change in location from Morocco. Additional filming locations included Cairncastle, Shane's Castle, Castle Ward, Magheramorne Quarry, and Tollymore Forest Park, all in Northern Ireland. Doune Castle in central Scotland was also used.

Second Season:

Dubrovnik, Croatia, was used instead of Malta for scenes in King's Landing and elsewhere. Scenes set north of the Wall are set to be filmed in Iceland, on the Vatnajökull glacier, in November 2011. New shooting locations in Northern Ireland include The Linen Mill Film & Television Studios, Banbridge, Ballintoy Harbour in County Antrim, Gosford Castle, outside Markethill in County Armagh and also at Downhill Strand in County Londonderry.



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[ and here, I was thinking the answer was: "in front of a soon-to-be dead wedding reception audience." sorry, couldn't resist. :) ]

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In the book A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin what is the milk of the poppy remedy?

It's a drink given to those who are in pain which makes them fall into a dreamless sleep, made from opiates from poppies.

Roy Dotrice- the Narrator for the Audiobooks- pronounces Poppy to sound like Puppy, but it's "Milk of The Poppy" which is an opiate akin to Laudanum or Heroin or Opium which are all extracted from the Poppy plant. I do love the sound of the phrase "Milk of The Puppy" however incorrect.

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