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A Song of Ice and Fire

Game of Thrones

Candidate: Alexandra-Ioana Stru


Motivation Popular Houses

Westeros Game of Thrones
Popular Characters Turning points
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory.
-J. R. R. Tolkien

My trip through the enigmatical

world of books began when I was
almost six. I started reading literature
for children, short fairytales and fantasy stories.
I have always had a hidden pleasure in
discovering the boundaries of a world which was so far
from reality
The story takes place primarily on a continent called Westeros. It is
roughly equivalent in area to South America, although there is a
large amount of unmapped land to the far north with extremely cold
temperatures. Westeros is at the mercy of erratic seasons that may
last for many years, but whose duration is unpredictable. At the
beginning of A Song of Ice and Fire the continent has enjoyed a
decade-long summer, and many fear that an equally long and harsh
winter will follow. Fans have developed lengthy scientific theories
for the seasons, such as a multiple-star system or a planet with
special axial tilt, but Martin insists there is a supernatural fantasy
explanation instead of a scientific one. Martin rather enjoyed the
symbolism of the seasons, with summer as a time of growth and
plenty and joy, and winter as a dark time where there is a struggle
for survival.
Popular Characters
Popular houses
House stark

House Stark is one of the Great Houses of the

Seven Kingdom and is the principal house of
the North. Its seat is Winterfell, one of the oldest
castles in the Seven Kingdoms. House Stark ruled
as the Kings of the North for centuries until the Targaryens
conquered Westeros, and the Starks chose to submit to their
authority and were made major lords.
House Targaryen

House Targaryen has been the ruling house of the Seven

Kingdoms for nearly 300 years. Its seat is in King's
Landing, the royal capital of Westeros, and the Prince of
the Seven Kingdoms resides in Dragonstone, an island
fortress. It was the principal house in the Crownlands. Its
coat of arms shows a red, three-headed dragon breathing
fire on a black field, and its words are Fire and Blood.
House Lannister

House Lannister is one of the Great Houses of

the Seven Kingdoms and the principal house
of the Westerlands. Its seat is at Casterly Rock.
Its coat of arms displays a golden lion rampant
on a crimson field, and its words are Hear Me
Roar! More famous than its official motto is
the House's unofficial one: A Lannister always
pays his debts.
Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama

television series created for HBO by David Benioff
and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice
and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of
fantasy novels, the first of which is
titled A Game of Thrones.
Turning points

Season 1- Ned Starks death

Season 2- The Blackwater Battle
Season 3- The Red Wedding