How Game of Thrones Will End: The History, Politics, and Pop Culture Driving the Show to its Finish

How Game of Thrones Will End: The History, Politics, and Pop Culture Driving the Show to its Finish

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by Valerie Estelle Frankel
     
 

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As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads. Modern readers find parallels with politics, the corporate world, and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Will the story end like Lord of the Rings or completely invert it? How about King

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As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads. Modern readers find parallels with politics, the corporate world, and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Will the story end like Lord of the Rings or completely invert it? How about King Arthur? Pop culture and parody author Valerie Estelle Frankel examines the sources and predicts a Game of Thrones ending for each one. What will the Ragnarok ending look like? Or the Narnia ending? Who will live, who will die, and how goofy can the war of ice and fire possibly get?


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ISBN-13:
9781632957214
Publisher:
Thought Catalog
Publication date:
05/30/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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How Game of Thrones Will End: The History, Politics, and Pop Culture Driving the Show to its Finish 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love fantasy stories and history, this is the perfect book. Frankel goes through several scenarios for GoT endings if they follow a particular history or story line.  For example, first we get a summary of Norse mythology including how George R. R. Martin has pulled various aspects of Norse myth into his novels, and then Frankel playfully describes what a "Norse" ending would look like in the GoT world.