Brief Entry to the Beginning of the Epic Saga Written by George R. R. Martin
George R.R. Martin is an American novelist, fantasy, sci-fi and short story writer. Most of the world got acquainted with him after screen adaptation of his epic saga "a Song of Ice and Fire", which has enslaved all attention and all feelings of TV series watchers exactly from the first episode broadcasted.
"A Song of Ice and Fire" is a medieval fantasy world with high level of correspondence to the medieval period of Europe mixed with huge spoon of magic). In "a Song of Ice and Fire" the fight for the kingdom created in the author’s imagination is on, it is a place where everyone could die, it’s is a place where you win in the game of thrones or die! Are you agitated already? Let’s start!
"A Song of Ice and Fire" is the history of struggle for power, wealth, where violence is widely chosen as a way to achieve goal. It is the history where all families die to earn place of power – the Iron Throne. There are representatives of noble characters and some are really bad. History is about power and greed, where so many kingdoms and noble houses are waiting for you! The story literally sucks you in!
The whole novel and screen adaptation opens it’s history with calm before the storm. It all begins with intriguing moment of decapitation of the soldier – brother of the Night Watch due to the crime of desertion. The next scene is the event when current king – Robert Baratheon of house Baratheon informs his old friend, whom he hasn’t seen for centuries Eddard Stark of Stark House, that he is going to visit his kingdom, and somehow, Eddard Stark understands that it is connected with enigmatic death of the former right hand of the king – John Aren of the Aren House, what will bring only troubles to his House.
Days of rules of actual king is numbered and The Game of Thrones will soon begin! The whole reign is holding on the marriage of Robert Baratheon of House Baratheon and Sersea Lanister of Lanister House that is doomed and going to fall apart. They’ve got three children, but the main intrigue is that their children are product of incest between queen and her brother and Robert Baratheon hasn’t got a guess that they aren’t his blood children till the moment of doom. You see, that is the point where the Game of Thrones begins – where the search of truth, the search for rightful king and heir, what is leaded by war, treason, cunning and sometimes honor is proceeded!
Truth of the incest, of treason is discovered in the North, where House Stark is situated and it is also one of the starting points of novel and it’s adaptation! The North is ruled by Eddard Stark of Stark House and his wife Kaytlin of Taly House. The Starks stands for loyalty, integrity and moral, they are good guys whom you will love from the start! Eddard and Kaytlin have got 5 children, and 1 bastard boy who is hated by his stepmother. Generally, the whole family is too pure for this world, and soon they will understand it.
With the arrival of king and his retinue we got first chance to get acquainted with main rivals of Hose Stark – Hose Lanyster. Some events happens with one of the junior sons of Eddard in the Winterfell during the king’s visit and the truth about incest between queen and her brother is revealed! And that is one of the biggest spots where Game of Thrones begins!
So, are u agitated? I hope you are, and you are waiting for the next part of my brief description of "A Song of Ice and Fire".
P.S. There are going to be real dragons!