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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 5 – “The Bells”

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 5 – “The Bells” 

Episode five saw the fall of one evil queen and the rise of another. Cersei finally died at the hands of Daenerys, along with a city full of innocent civilians. Almost as surprising as Dany’s descent into full-on mad Targaryen mode was the way she so casually obliterated the Iron Fleet that had forced her […]

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 4 – “Last of the Starks”

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 4 – “Last of the Starks” 

It was the best of times and the worst of times in episode four last Sunday. The show opened with tear-jerking goodbyes and some sorely needed joy and relief from the long strife that has plagued the Seven Kingdoms. Unfortunately, it included one of the most poorly staged battles in the show’s history. Nevertheless, the […]

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 3 – “The Long Night”

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 3 – “The Long Night” 

*Spoilers* Watch through Season 8, Episode 3 before reading! Episode three of GoT’s final season made for a long night indeed. In my case, I had to catch up on episode two (which I had missed while away on vacation) as well as watch episode three, which was so exciting I logged into our discussion […]

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 2

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 2 

*Spoilers* Watch through Season 8, Episode 2 before reading! If there’s one thing we should take away from the first two episodes of the season, it’s that we all just devoured with rapt attention what were essentially two hour-long episodes of placid preamble to the battle at Winterfell. With any other, less beloved show we […]

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 1

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 1 

*Spoilers* Watch through Season 8, Episode 1 before reading! In March I posted a poll in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook group asking people to name their all-time favorite fantasy serial (either TV or streaming). HBO’s Game of Thrones ran away with the number one spot, garnering almost twice as many votes as the number two series, […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic 

This is the fourth year we’ve done a fanfic month. We didn’t want it to get boring so we’ve tried to change it up each year. The first year you could write whatever you wanted. The second year we limited the books you could choose from. The third you had to stage a fight between […]

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‘The Winds of Winter’ months away from being finished… if the writing goes well.

‘The Winds of Winter’ months away from being finished… if the writing goes well. 

Yesterday fans were disappointed when George R.R. Martin’s promised New Year’s post was lost. Martin used his Live Journal site to explain that the post – which many thought would contain an update on The Winds Of Winter release date – disappeared when the author experienced some kind of software error. Many fans took to Reddit and Facebook […]

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Painting With Grey: The Development and Popularity of “Gritty Fantasy”

Painting With Grey: The Development and Popularity of “Gritty Fantasy” 

In the last ten years, the fantasy community has seen an upsurge in the popularity of so-called “gritty fantasy”. However, this sub-genre of fantasy is evident even earlier than this. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has been ongoing since the mid 90s. Glen Cook’s Black Company series arguably pioneered […]

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Oh, actually, 8 Seasons…

Oh, actually, 8 Seasons… 

In what I see as a complete U-Turn, HBO’s President, Michael Lombardo, he is now saying that Game of Thrones will go at least eight seasons. I must admit that this does genuinely frustrate me as a fan of the television series. For years HBO and the writers have told us that they’ve always planned for […]

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Frodor’s Travel Guide to Westeros

Frodor’s Travel Guide to Westeros 

See what I did there? Fodor’s and Frodo. Get it? Like the travel guide and the hobbit. You know, from Lord of the Rings? Right, anyway. This is the first installment of our guide. Over the coming months, we’ll be looking at the hottest fantasy vacation spots. First up is Frodor’s travel pick of the […]

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Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer out now! But no ‘Winds of Winter’ in 2015…

Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer out now! But no ‘Winds of Winter’ in 2015… 

Well, we knew it was coming – but no one could have guessed it’d be quite this early: the Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer has arrived!!! Savvy fans will quickly see that the long-expected departure from the books has begun. **SPOILERS FOR BOOK 4/5 follow** Without giving too much away it looks like the Aegon storyline won’t […]

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A World of Ice & Fire is… Here!

Hey, Westeros fans, finally you’re able to get your hands on the bestselling A World of Ice & Fire and if you’ve not yet been convinced to pick it up already then get ready to be, because the publishers have put out this awesome video in order to tempt you to hitting that add to basket button […]

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