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Game of Thrones: Books

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Mon September 5th, 2011, 1:37 am

FYI: The Tower of the Hand website is a great free reference for character list, etc.

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Post by Susan » Mon September 5th, 2011, 2:34 am

[quote=""Ludmilla""]FYI: The Tower of the Hand website is a great free reference for character list, etc.[/quote]

Thanks, Ludmilla!!!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon September 5th, 2011, 8:28 am

I forgot about the website, but I was going to suggest photocopying a library book like Susan mentioned.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon September 5th, 2011, 8:50 am

In my copy (paperback) of GofT there's a list of all the families/houses at the back - a good example of the book being better than a Kindle! Although I am surprised that the Kindle doesn't have a glossary. Mind you I still find it quite confusing as there are so many characters, although quite a lot of them aren't in the first book anyway.

I thought GofT was more Shakespearean in it's scope, with it's feuding families, but I can see some parallels with the Wars of the Roses. It definitely has a mediaeval feel to it.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon September 5th, 2011, 9:59 am

I've just check on my Kindle and there is a list of characters at the back. I don't know whether your ebook has, Susan, but if it has, perhaps you could bookmark it?
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Post by Susan » Mon September 5th, 2011, 11:31 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just check on my Kindle and there is a list of characters at the back. I don't know whether your ebook has, Susan, but if it has, perhaps you could bookmark it?[/quote]

Thanks, Vanessa. I will look at mine too.
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Post by Susan » Mon September 5th, 2011, 3:54 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just check on my Kindle and there is a list of characters at the back. I don't know whether your ebook has, Susan, but if it has, perhaps you could bookmark it?[/quote]

Yes, Vanessa, the list is in my ebook. I had looked at all the things in the beginning, but not at the end. It's just what I was looking for and it was under my nose (my thumb?) all the time. I've bookmarked it. Thank you!
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Vanessa
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon September 5th, 2011, 4:48 pm

That's great! :D
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Post by Mythica » Mon September 5th, 2011, 7:43 pm

Finished the third book. Holy crap.

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Post by Brenna » Mon September 5th, 2011, 8:03 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Finished the third book. Holy crap.[/quote]

I know, right?!
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