Women in Game of Thrones

Power, Conformity and Resistance

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Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476615543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that most of them play a single role without nuance--even the "strong women" have little to do besides strut about as one-note characters. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one, along with their historical inspirations. Accompanying issues in television studies also appear, from the male gaze to depiction of race. How these characters are treated in the series and how they treat themselves becomes central, as many strip for the pleasure of men or are sacrificed as pawns. Some nude scenes or moments of male violence are fetishized and filmed to tantalize, while others show the women's trauma and attempt to identify with the scene's female perspective. The key is whether the characters break out of their traditional roles and become multidimensional.

The World of Ice & Fire

The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

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Author: George R. R. Martin,Elio Garcia,Linda Antonsson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345535553

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin! If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire. This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator. Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including • artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces • full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen • in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros • 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

Sworn Sword

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Author: George R. R. Martin,Ben Avery,Mike S. Miller

Publisher: Marvel Enterprises

ISBN: 9780785126515

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

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Dunk the Tall and Egg enter Standfast, a region beset by drought. The battle over the water from the only stream leads to animosity between Ser Eustace and Lady Rohanne, the Red Widow.

The Lucifer Network

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Author: Geoffrey Archer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519942

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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TERROR KNOWS NO FRONTIERS A deadly secret whispered by a dying gunrunner on a lonely road in Zambia sets MI6 agent Sam Packer on a frantic race against time. A terrorist gang has acquired a horror weapon but before packer can discover more the man dies. Packer is on his own, faced with skeptical colleagues and the gunrunner’s daughter Julie, who may hold the key to the secret but who also suspects it was Packer who engineered her father’s death. As Packer fights desperately to win Julie’s confidence, the unlikely pair follow the trail of murder and deceit from Scotland to Vienna and on to a lonely island in the Adriatic: there they will find not only the weapon but the identity of the sinister organization known as the Lucifer Network.

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones, a Clash of Kings, a Storm of Swords, a Feast for Crows, and a Dance with Dragons

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Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780345535528

Category: Fiction

Page: 5216

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As the Seven Kingdoms face a generation-long winter, the royal Stark family confronts the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, the arrival of barbarian hordes, and other threats.

Why True Biblical Creationists Believe That Jesus Did Not Make Alcohol!

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Author: Leighton Campbell

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606472062

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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This book shows that the account of Creation given to us by God in the Book of Genesis simply does not allow anyone claiming to be a Biblical Creationist in the true sense of the word, to accept that our Lord could have made wine that consisted of alcohol. This study reveals that there are parallels that can be drawn from the almost universal acceptance of the evolutionary or semi-evolutionary world view by many Christians, that it took God millions of years to Create everything instead of 6 literal 24 hour days, to their world view adopted from unbelievers, that when the Bible speaks of wine it is always of the alcoholic nature. Instead it shows us that contrary to the views of many Christians and indeed unbelievers, the notion that good wine has to be fermented or alcoholic is indeed erroneous and evolutionary in concept! Using the clear literal truths established in the Creation account as its foundation, this material unequivocally declares that the wine that Jesus made from water was in fact pure unfermented grape juice! Leighton Campbell is a member of a Fundamental, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Church. He has served in youth ministries and evangelism. He is currently active in the teaching ministry. He is married to Jennifer and they have three children.

A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide

A Game of Thrones Edition

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Author: David Chart,Michael Komarck,Joshua J. Frost,Brian E. Kirby,Jon Leitheusser,Anthony Pryor

Publisher: Green Ronin Pub

ISBN: 9781934547496

Category: Games

Page: 252

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Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide: A Game of Thrones Edition.

Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov: Letters and theoretical writings

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Author: Велимир Хлебников

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674140455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Dubbed by his fellow Futurists the "King of Time," Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922) spent his entire brief life searching for a new poetic language to express his convictions about the rhythm of history, the correspondence between human behavior and the "language of the stars." The result was a vast body of poetry and prose that has been called hermetic, incomprehensible, even deranged. Of all this tragic generation of Russian poets (including Blok, Esenin, and Mayakovsky), Khlebnikov has been perhaps the most praised and the more censured. This first volume of the Collected Works, an edition sponsored by the Dia Art Foundation, will do much to establish the counterimage of Khlebnikov as an honest, serious writer. The 117 letters published here for the first time in English reveal an ebullient, humane, impractical, but deliberate working artist. We read of the continuing involvement with his family throughout his vagabond life (pleas to his smartest sister, Vera, to break out of the mold, pleas to his scholarly father not to condemn and to send a warm overcoat); the naive pleasure he took in being applauded by other artists; his insistence that a young girl's simple verses be included in one of the typically outrageous Futurist publications of the time; his jealous fury at the appearance in Moscow of the Italian Futurist Marinetti; a first draft of his famous zoo poem ("O Garden of Animals!"); his seriocomic but ultimately shattering efforts to be released from army service; his inexhaustibly courageous confrontation with his own disease and excruciating poverty; and always his deadly earnest attempt to make sense of numbers, language, suffering, politics, and the exigencies of publication. The theoretical writings presented here are even more important than the letters to an understanding of Khlebnikov's creative output. In the scientific articles written before 1910, we discern foreshadowings of major patterns of later poetic work. In the pan-Slavic proclamations of 1908-1914, we find explicit connections between cultural roots and linguistic ramifications. In the semantic excursuses beginning in 1915, we can see Khlebnikov's experiments with consonants, nouns, and definitions spelled out in accessible, if arid, form. The essays of 1916-1922 take us into the future of Planet Earth, visions of universal order and accomplishment that no longer seem so farfetched but indeed resonate for modern readers.

Tales from the Cloud Walking Country

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Author: Marie Campbell

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820321868

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Assembled here are seventy-eight stories from six of the "ballad-singingest, tale-tellingest" residents of the eastern Kentucky mountain country. Based on stories rooted in European traditions from German fairy tales to Irish hero stories to Greek myths, the tales had been handed down through generations of telling before Marie Campbell collected them in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Readers will recognize the story of Snow White in "A Stepchild That Was Treated Mighty Bad," while "Three Shirts and a Golden Finger Ring" recalls the fairy tale of the Seven Swans. "The Fellow That Married A Dozen Times" is a lively rendition of "Bluebeard." As the narrators cautioned Marie Campbell again and again, "Tale-telling is nigh about faded out in the mountain country," but Tales from the Cloud Walking Country offers a lasting record of history, cultural heritage, language, and good old-fashioned fun.

A Feast for Crows

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Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553390562

Category: Fiction

Page: 1060

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The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

The Morning Gift

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Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330477374

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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The Morning Gift is a beautiful, classic romance from much loved author, Eva Ibbotson. Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever. When Hitler's forces invade, Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and, in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Heini . . .

The Lies We Tell for Love

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Author: Mz. Robinson

Publisher: G Street Chronicles.

ISBN: 9780983431145

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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"What would you do for love?" "How would you handle the discovery that your marriage was built on lies?" Damon Whitmore is a true go-getter who will stop at nothing to get what he desires. His wife Octavia was no exception. When Damon first saw Octavia he knew he had to have her. He went through great lengths until his mission was accomplished. Now, two years later, he and Octavia share a wonderful and lavish life together. Damon exceeded all of Octavia's expectations while managing to keep his secrets of deceit and manipulation hidden but what's done in the dark eventually comes to light and Damon's lies are slowly beginning to unravel. When a face from Damon's past re-surfaces, Damon finds himself facing a life alerting dilemma that could cause him to lose the very thing he fought so hard to build his family with Octavia. Damon refuses to lose and he'll stop at nothing, including murder, to keep his family in tact. Octavia Ellis-Whitmore never thought she would be a one man woman. Living by a no strings attached policy, she kept her encounters with men strictly sexual. When she met Damon everything in her world changed. Octavia opened her heart and fell hard for Damon. Octavia is now living and loving her life to the fullest. However, history has a way of repeating itself and temptation has a way of finding Octavia. When things at home begin to get rocky, Octavia finds herself struggling between remaining true to the vows she pledged to Damon and exploring her feelings for a new and mysterious stranger a stranger who has a startling connection to Damon and his past. As the drama unfolds, lies and secrets will be exposed and lines will be crossed on both ends. How far will Damon and Octavia go to protect each other from the other's transgressions and how many will fall victim to the lies that have been spun in the name of love?

If They Had Married

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Author: Osondu Anyalechi

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781613469064

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This is inspiring, captivating, and challenging. It is a must-read for anyone who sincerely wishes to make heaven. Please proceed to press immediately. ---Bishop Sam Chukuka, Bishop Emeritus, Anglican Communion It stresses the fact that parental decisions have profound effects on children. This book is good to read, flows in easy-to-read English with native interjections for spicing. I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to all. It will add value to your life. ---Major General (Pastor) Paul Alaowei Toun (Rtd), General Overseer, Evangel Pentecostal Church Anyalechi transcends mere diagnostics to point the way forward in ever most subtle ways. In my view, this lucidly written book comes highly recommended to every reader, including those who thought that they had seen it all in the protean world of marriage from diverse climes! ---Pastor Dimgba Igwe, Vice Chairman, The Sun Publishing Limited and Deputy General Overseer, Evangel Pentecostal Church. A gripping account, just like a thriller. Only that this is about life and death, about fulfilment and regret, about fullness and emptiness. Pastor Osondu Anyalechi is reputed for his writings on marriage and family life. Now, he has proven that lightning can always strike again and again. A truly inspired work. ---Femi Adesina, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, The Sun Newspapers; President, Nigerian Guild of Editors

Fantasy+ 6

World's Most Imaginative Artworks

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Author: Vincent Zhao

Publisher: Cypi Press

ISBN: 9781908175540

Category: Art

Page: 192

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As one of the collections of fantasy artistic works, this book will maintain the traits of the series by displaying the latest productions of nearly 40 artists from the globe. It sifts approximately 15 most representative artists from varied fields, and devises a series of distinctive interview questions in compliance with their distinguishing characteristics in composition. It gives precedence to their masterpieces, expounds and analyses these works in tandem with years of experiences generously confided by them, offering you an invaluable channel of communication with top-rank artists around the world.

A Song of Ice and Fire Chronicle Starter

A Sourcebook for A Song of Ice and Fire RPG

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Author: John Hay,Lee Hammock,James Kiley,Michelle Lyons,John Newman,Brett Rebischke-Smith

Publisher: Green Ronin Pub

ISBN: 9781934547366

Category: Games

Page: 127

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To get the full experience of A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, you'll want to play a chronicle so you can engage in the Game of Thrones. With a setting as rich as Westeros though, where do you begin? The answer is the Chronicle Starter. This useful sourcebook details six sample houses, any of which can be run by the Player Characters. Choose your house and allegiance (Arryn, Baratheon, Frey, Lannister, Stark, or Tully) or make up your own house and make allies or enemies of those provided. The Chronicle Starter also includes a complete scenario so you can kick off your adventures right away. Get ready to make your mark on the Seven Kingdoms!

Elfquest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition

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Author: Richard Pini,Wendy Pini

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 9781616554118

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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Elfquest has become a phenomenon in the comics industry and the series has sold over three million copies worldwide to date. Under a two-mooned sky, Chief Cutter and The Wolfriders are driven from their forest home by the threat of annihilation. As they wander an ever-changing landscape inhabited by excitable humans and other odd creatures, they discover other elf-tribes as well. This gallery edition collects the original artwork from the first five issues of the original Elfquest, and reproduces it in a size as near to the original as possible.

Bound to a Highlander

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Author: Kerri M. Patterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781771306300

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 384

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The surrender of a Highlander to his beautiful prisoner Bound by an inescapable oath, Gabhran McBray agrees to handfast the woman suspected of poisoning his brother. Yet, he stubbornly vows he will prove her guilt and make her pay. However, when green-eyes and red hair begin to haunt his every thought-when her innocence is proven-Gabhran must face the hard reality that he was wrong and an unsuspected traitor is to blame. Held captive by the man sworn to protect her With no chance of proving her innocence, Rosin McPherson risks escape. Too late does she realize she will never escape Gabhran. Not in the dead of night, nor aHighlandblizzard. He would find her, and he would claim her. Caught in a mangle of blackmail, betrayal, and feuding they fight to repel one another. Only when they unite do they understand what has happened for so long.