Anyways, we’re still on for an April 15, 2015 release date though! I’m not sure when pre-orders will be available, but it might be April 1, 2015 (And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke — I swear by the old gods and new).
But that’s not the only reason I wanted to write this post. There’s something really cool I want to announce: Today, I’m pleased to announce that SomethingLikeaLawyer will now have an essay published in the book entitled How to Win Thrones and Rule People – A Military and Political Analysis of Robert’s Rebellion. I’ve seen the rough draft for this essay, and I have to say that it’s crazy good.
For that matter, enough teases: I’ll announce my essay topic here too. My essay is entitled Iron Bends: Re-examining Stannis Baratheon. This essay analyzes Donal Noye’s infamous quote about Stannis as pure iron, hard and unyielding and deconstructs that along with the popular perception of Stannis among fans of A Song of Ice and Fire as well as characters in-universe.
But it’s not just Jim and I that have essays in this book, we have:
- Steven Attewell of Race for the Iron Throne with 2(!) essays
- Stefan Sasse of the Nerdstream Era
- Ashaya and Aziz from History of Westeros with a massive (and amazing) essay on… well, I don’t think I can reveal that yet!
- Johnny and Alex: The Founders of Tower of the Hand
So, once pre-orders become available, I will sound the horn and let you all know. Until then, enjoy the sample over on Tower of the Hand, and be on the lookout!