By Stefan Sasse
For the previous seven years, we at ToweroftheHand.com have prided ourselves on being a most desirable resource of A tune of Ice and Fire research, info, and hypothesis. there was approximately a metric ton of essays, discussion board posts, and encyclopedia entries logged on the website so far, all designed to offer the toughest of the center fan the main profitable event attainable whereas interpreting George R.R. Martin's seminal novels.
And now we’re taking all these years of mastery and making use of them to an ebook.
Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows takes 5 of the site's such a lot prolific authors - together with its founders - and attracts out their top, so much in-depth paintings but. not like different Ice and Fire compendiums, the point of interest of those essays is at the narrative, personality, and thematic components of the tale itself, in place of the literary features surrounding the books.
Even greater, the TOTH editors are joined through a few of their sturdy pals, who simply so ensue to be top voices within the Game of Thrones neighborhood: A Podcast of Ice and hearth co-hosts Amin Javadi and Mimi Hoshut, WinterIsComing.net founder Phil Bicking, and A ceremonial dinner of Ice and Fire co-author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel.
Altogether, the book’s 8 authors (and targeted visitors) conceal a large gamut of topics and views, from the obvious to the main sophisticated, tough readers to examine the novels they love lots in totally new - and extra enriching - methods.
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