Hello, fellow scholars!
As you may or may not know, Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire has its own Tumblr page (as well as its own Twitter and Facebook pages). Even more excitingly, a little while back we here at the blog partnered with ASOIAF University to answer questions about A Song of Ice and Fire. We – that is, myself and NFriel – take the text-based questions submitted to us, write up thoughtful text-based answers, and publish these answers on the Tumblr.
So every Monday we present to you The Ravenry. We collect the questions we’ve answered during the previous week over on the Tumblr in post form, with a brief description of each, and publish it here, and link that post on Twitter and Facebook as well. If we were a book section, we’d be that one where you’re pretty sure you saw the undead librarian from Ghostbusters with an authentic Latin copy of Malleus Maleficarum. With the Queen Regent visiting a foreign realm, the Hand of the King had to sit the Throne, and he got the chance to expound on one of his favorite topics: Robert’s Rebellion.
So, without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of 6 July:
- NFriel highlights some of the political dimensions of the Rhaegar-Lyanna affair.
- SomethingLikeALawyer steps into Eddard Stark’s boots in an AU where he beats Tywin to King’s Landing.
- SomethingLikeALawyer compares Stannis Baratheon to Bittersteel.
- SomethingLikeALawyer illustrates the advantage of exiling the Targaryen ladies over marrying them into the new regime.
- SomethingLikeALawyer postulates why none of the Northern lords rose for the Targaryens in Robert’s Rebellion.
- SomethingLikeALawyer explains how Robert’s Rebellion had the advantage of acclaim.
- SomethingLikeALawyer theorizes why Tywin Lannister was willing to do battle with Eddard Stark if the Northmen reached Kings Landing before the Westermen.
- SomethingLikeALawyer speculates on the future of the dragon species with Septon Barth.
As always, we love to hear your text-based questions, so if you have a burning question about ASOIAF, click this link to send us a raven. The more specific the question, the better text-based answer we can write, although we do our best to answer them all.
SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King