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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    I was amazed at the size and scope of the book.I plan to buy more of the series. Some if the things i used as a child. Most were before my time. I bought this one because a mate told me it had pictures and info on cast iron gem pans muffin pans and popover pans. It had that plus a lot of more. I was very satisfied with my purchase and with Amazon.

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    great

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    Not enough pictures to be used as a buying resource. Mostly drawings like in an early 1900's Sears catalog. Amazing written information, but without pictures it makes buying/collecting difficult. Cost almost as much to return it as I paid for it, so I'll hold it.

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    mostly has no photos, just drawings.

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    Can't believe the price I got this book for. It had been a $30 book. It's packed full of Information and has lots of pictures... I'd prefer even more pics but for the price who can complain ? Came in excellent shape.

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    I really appreciate the thorough treatment given to even the most obscure kitchen items. Lots of informative & accurate reading material, a true aid to understanding values and functions.

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    This is packrat Linda Campbell Franklin's fifth edition...for a lot of amazing reasons!What first seems like a hodgepodge of stuff to a beginner-collector or student, has a certain logic or shorthand to those in the know, and to those getting acquainted with kitchen collectibles, it's an eye opening education! All sorts of pointers, reproduction alerts and historical notes are placed throughout the book, to avoid being duped by a lot of s as one reviewer noted, there is scant info on stuff less than 75 years old, and that's just fine with me..these 890 pages are going to hold me interested and learning for quite a while! The small color section isn't terribly helpful...more smaller images of stuff could have been placed in these expensive pages. Still for most of these mechanical items, color is not the key in identification. I'm just tickled to be able to recognize what a peculiar gadget is/was used for! So if someone realistically wants more black and white pictures/drawings, bring them on..and yes there could be sharper images of some blurry stuff taken for better clarity in a future edition-it's not a issue for me!She lists a lot of references for those seeking more information, and addresses to contact specialized collectors or clubs. Well worth the price of admission, alone!This is a delightful "must have" for the "kitchen curious" and beginning collectors!

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    Perfect survey of kitchen items.

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    This reference book was recommended to me by an antiques dealer. I am very happy with all of the valuable info on the a lot of versions of old kitchen gadgets. I will use this when antiquing because I have found a lot of tagged stuff referred to as "whatchamacallits" because the vendor doesn't even know what it is!

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    300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles []  2021-1-10 20:35

    Useful for collectors. Found some misinformation concerning pewter ice cream molds.

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    200 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles []  2020-9-24 21:50

    My principal collecting interests are British and US political collectibles. 19th Century political cartoons, modern satirical itemes, glass and ceramics in particular. For examples see:[...]Roughly 1 page is devoted to non US stuff - this book is otherwise dedicated to the US. The page that is there is very e book provides examples of a lot of types of campaign stuff (e.g. posters, ceramics and toys), the zone covered in most detail is campaign pins. Official, unofficial and anti (anti Bush, Clinton, Battle .... etc). The books coverage of pins is very comprehensive. To me, pins are the least interesting of campaign items. I was a small disappointed when I first flicked through the book.On reflection I changed my mind. Why five stars?- scope of book is ambitious, it dooes provide examples through 200 years.- valuations of stuff are current.- handy reference. All canditates/parties are listed for each election.- illustrations are high ere are very few books dedicated to collecting political collectibles. I will search this book of amazing use.

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    200 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles []  2020-9-24 21:50

    Has lots of interesting info on each Button and has really amazing collecting Hints on Reproduction buttons and fake ones.

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    200 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles []  2020-9-24 21:50

    I really enjoyed this book, but I am biased towards it. I noticed that I was mentioned in the acknowledments and appear with Tim Hagan and his actress wife, Kate Mulgrew on page always, Tag Warda, out did himself. Hold the books coming.Kurt Hurner

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    200 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles []  2020-9-24 21:50

    Amazing in assisting a high school presentation.

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    200 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles []  2020-9-24 21:50

    Amazing Reference Guide

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    Megalopolis: City Of Collectibles [App]  2019-7-28 13:20

    It's easier to find for items but if I click on an item it doesn't stop loading and won't let me to see it. will be updating once it gets updated.

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    Megalopolis: City Of Collectibles [App]  2019-7-28 13:20

    megalopolis is freaking awesomeness!!! now they got an application i can fast find for figs i wish and obtain points for?!!!! 🤯

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    Love this book. But There are some pages that are a bit random and weird.

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    I have enjoyed this book very much. I love fashion and history. The book arrived quickly and is exactly as I expected. I would recommend this to anyone that shares the same interests.

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    Its an perfect book. A lot of really amazing reading and the pictures are amazing coming from that time. It was delieved neat and on time. Very happy

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    An investment piece. This is a must have for your fashion book collection.

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    A quality place together book but for the cost it wasn't that amazing as far as dresses it showed. If I would have seen it before buying it, I probably wouldn't have.

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    During June this year at our assisted living community, this second copy of this attractive book, which brought back accurate memories of vintage bridalwear and brought so a lot of smiles from both the women and the men. I'll use it every year in this program at this time of year.

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    gorgeous!

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    A high quality book with perfect photographs. The book is more than just a picture book of fashion changes of wedding dresses, it delves into another aspect of our historical adventure. Who would imagine that wedding dresses could tell you so much about historical life, customs and daily views? An interesting waltz through aspects of political and everyday life affecting the wedding dress and its function and how necessary it became as symbolism for both rich and poor.

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    Awesome

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    The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions []  2020-2-7 20:29

    I love this for t the information, history and pics.

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    excellent

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    Amazing book

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    Attractive pictures, so interesting.

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    Book sold as used but condition was brand new. Perfect very pleased

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    Perfect book as always from the Florence's. This book makes it simple to identify and accurately price kitchen stuff for the Novice collector to the Professional. As always, this book is full of pictures of the stuff to create the avid collector drool over. Another perfect reference book to add to the collection. Also a amazing jumping off point for those just getting into Kitchen glass.

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    I’m a small disappointed with this book. It’s difficult to identify glassware. A lot of listings refer to glassware on various pages and often the company that created the glass isn’t mentioned along with the pattern. I understand when the company is unknown there is no other option. However, that’s not what I’m referring to in this review.

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    This is the book that will clear up the mystery about those small glasses filled with Kraft cheese spread, and why even the metal covers that came with them are worth knowing about. Herein I found my Mom's Sunbeam Mixmaster. Every kind of kitchen gadget you can imagine that was connected to some kind of glass container, you should be able to search it here. What is most critical are the pages given to modern reproductions of antique kitchen glassware; all the books in this series address this problem with no holds barred.

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    Two thumbs up!

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    This book was one of the most comprehensive I have seen. I can now find antique stores and attend antique auctions with a better understanding of what it is I am looking at.

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    Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years: Identification & Values []  2020-12-5 20:1

    Amazing condition, amazing reference guide

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    House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Wars Collectibles: 4th edition (OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES) []  2020-2-1 15:38

    delivered just fine

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    House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Wars Collectibles: 4th edition (OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES) []  2020-2-1 15:38

    Full of amazing information

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    House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Wars Collectibles: 4th edition (OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES) []  2020-2-1 15:38

    The book didn’t include the info I was looking for, but it arrived on time.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    Got this for my grandson who collects Coca Cola items. He loved it.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    A small outdated, but still useful for identifying stuff and their date of manufacture.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    We were trying to search value info about some coca cola bottles saved from the early years of coke. This tome is well researched and has amazing photographs, but almost nothing about glass coke bottles. It's use would be better for researching signs, posters, bonus stuff and soft wares than what I needed. So for us it was a needless expense but it may be the highly recommended research tool we read it to be for folks looking for various info than we were.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    This volume is a super reference for a wide range of Coke collectibles. Has been upgraded with more color photographs and the prices reflect the current market. Lots of extra info helping novice and expert collectors know what is authentic and what is not. There are a number of Coke memorabilia reference books out there, but Petretti's is the most thorough and professionally done.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    Although the prices are no longer reliable (the internet has caused values for a lot of collectibles to drop), this book is a must for any serious collector. It is a superb reference!

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    The book was in better condition than I expected. It was mailed promptly and undamaged. Thank you.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    I am fresh to collecting Coca Cola items. This book is a must have! It has amazing pictures and I like the price description for each item is described as either in average or near excellent condition. The down side is that not all stuff are listed. I understand that if they listed every item ever created you would have volumes of each category.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    Amazing book on the subject. I was hoping the section on bottles would be more along the lines of Ayers' Pepsi:Cola Bottles, with better descriptions and color photos.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    This is a top notch book on Coca Cola vintage items. This is probably one of the best books out there and the biggest book available. Lists hundreds of stuff that are not in the other Coca Cola books. Thousands of images and values on the stuff in this book. This book is a must have for any Coca Cola collector or antique dealer. Even though this is a older book it is still very valuable to have as the newer Coca Cola books do not have nearly the amount of stuff in them as this book does. I am sure you will be very happy with this book. Even though its a older book from 1997, you can still obtain a amazing idea of value on the stuff you have as the values do not vary that much over the years. Buy this book and I am sure you will be happy with it as much as I am. I buy and sell antique and vintage Coca Cola stuff and I have found this book to be very helpful. Thank you.

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    Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles, 12th []  2020-9-4 18:50

    OK - so it's been almost ten years since my post on the latest edition and a lot has happened to the Coca-Cola collectable marketplace. My ending comments on the shop collapsing and the price points being at those of the tutorials from the 70's has occurred. But that is not all bad, as there has never been a better time for getting in the shop as a COLLECTOR and a person that appreciates the heritage and sheer quality of vintage coca-cola memorabilia. A lot of amazing pieces are surfacing at more affordable prices and hopefully a lot of fresh people are getting into the hobby. It is a GREAT time to join-in the fun of vintage Coca Cola memorabilia. So jump on in!Now for my thoughts on Allan's recent book. First off - thanks Allan for re-issuing a fresh tutorial and helping to hold the vintage shop going. This book continues to be the ONLY book on the subject, and Allan continues with his pattern of putting out the best collectors tutorial on any topic around. Pictures are high quality and the coverage (though a bit less than prior editions) is still incredible. For a reference tutorial - this is THE book you want. As a price tutorial - it is another story.Unfortunately - Allan's prices continue to be out of sink with the shop - so first and foremost don't rely on them at all. If you have a piece to sell - you'll be a bit disappointed if you think you can obtain anywhere near the prices in the guide. As always the mint and near mint stuff continue to maintain their value and in some instance can approach Allan's prices but in general even those stuff tend to be available at 50% - 60% of the prices in the guide. As for the stuff below near-mint - those can typically be obtained at 20% - 30% of the tutorial prices. As of January, 2010 - perhaps more than anything the tray shop has really suffered. High quality signs seem to have retained their value the most - perhaps since they also have commercial value for restaurants and bars. Some of the best quality and most affordable merchandise can be purchased at Coca Cola collectors auctions where collectors understand the "real" pricing and are in it more for the thrill of the hunt and the history of the item - then trying to turn a quick a collector with a lot of early pieces - it is a bit disheartening that the value of my collection has really taken a hit - but the thrill of the hobby has returned as the ability to purchase at prices not seen for 25+ years makes me find even harder for that once-in a lifetime piece and that is what collecting is really about. There are amazing pieces still out there - so congratulations to those of you that love the hobby for the sake of the hobby - our time has returned! For those who were in it for the investment - rest assured prices will continue to rise again but understand that they probably will never realize those prices of the late-90's. Perhaps the best thing that has happened is that everyone has come to realize that the "new" collector pieces are junk and they've become so plentiful that no one wants them. As for the "quality" reproduction sign garbage available on eBay that is meant to "fool" people into thinking they have vintage pieces - why purchase a knock-off when you obtain the true thing at the lowest prices seen in years and have a true piece that has value not only for its imagery but for its age and collectablity. Remember there is nothing like the "Real Thing"....Comments are always welcome so feel free to email me at

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    We are Colorado-ans, but not geologists. "Ancient Denvers" is a unbelievable starting point towards understanding the story of front range geologic history. It provides a beginner's level overview that can be used as a jumping off point towards learning more. In addition to explaining the various ages in perspective to the front range, it also tells you locations where you can see each age exposed geologically. We plan to visit these locations and learn more. As avid hikers in the region we often see locations of varied geology and wonder what the history is -- we are just beginning our journey of learning.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    This is a amazing review of the Denver zone for anyone who has an interest in ancient history and geology.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    This book is excellent. It presents geology of the formation of sedimentary layers in the Colorado Front Range through text and illustrations. It literally brings the layers to life.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    The degree to which you will have fun this depends on two things:- Do you have fun reading history books?- Are you a serious fan of this fictional world, and wish to know the background behind everything?If you answered yes to both, you will have fun rsonally, I do have fun history books, but I prefer learning about fictional worlds in a more conventional format - a character-centric story, e.g., along the lines of GRRM’s other r example - I just don’t care that much about the names of different nobles who’s names are only mentioned to name the leader of an troops that the Targaryans flew over and burned. I’d much rather have a story from, say, Aegon’s immediate viewpoint and experiences. That is not what this book is about though.I think there will be a lot of folks who have fun this book, but if you were looking for a book that “humanizes” the list of names that preceded the main series, this isn’t the book you are looking for.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    Was hoping for something more like Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, or something with story and contributes more toward the overall globe of Westeros. Instead it reads more like a history book: bland, boring, lifeless prose. Actually, I've read a lot of history books that are method better than this. There are no interesting characters here, no true redeeming qualities or characters. This is a not good excuse for mindless fluff. The artwork is good, but that's about it.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    My god people, Martin doesn't owe you anything, quit complaining that he didn't write the book *you* wanted or *how* you wanted. It is clearly stated in the description what this book is about. It's because of people complaining and being petulant kids that he has struggled to finish Winds of Winter. Appreciate what he has done or don't, but to whine like spoiled adolescents just shows how immature and ungrateful some of you people are!If he hasn't written to your liking, why don't you go write a series for yourself and spare us all the entitled attitude.I have found this book incredibly fascinating, but I have fun history textbooks and the like. This is a unbelievable imagination of an imaginary globe and its history, and it feels like a book equivalent of sinking into a long, hot bath.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    I rarely bother posting a review of a book with nearly a hundred reviews. For one, neither the book nor the prospective buyer need my thoughts in order to create an informed decision. And second, for me it requires some soul searching and a amazing deal of thought when I am trying to shed some light that others might search of interest. In other words, I cannot simply state, "Loved it," or "Hated it," and call that a review. And, further, I abhor reviews that tell us all the intricate info of a plot and then go on and test to read the novel. Okay, now you know, I am a stubborn curmudgeon. If that annoys you, at least you can't say I didn't warn you...My review of Fire & Blood is sure to be a various take than any other review. In such light,. My review may be the least helpful to most readers. Why? I have not yet successfully read any works of Mr. Martin, because I search them a daunting challenge. Note that I state challenge, not that his writing is unappealing or uninteresting. What I mean is, I greatly respect his ability to weave amazing yarns. I just have difficulty in immersing myself into the worlds he creates.Anyway, I decided to approach his works from a various angle. I chose to read the history he prepared, then I will move on to Android game of Thrones.I mention all this so you can skip my review if you are already a Martin fan, because what small light I might shed on the subject probably will be of small use or interest to you.On with my review…BLUSH FACTOR: You probably won’t wish to read this story to your kids aged 13 and younger due to three eff-words and a reference to men and sheep. Unless, that is, you have raised your kids to on a farm and providing you have a sense of humor regarding sheep and search them prettier than the local maidens… Okay, I am parroting Martin’s humor at zone 5406.POV: Third person.WRITING & EDITING: Readers tend to gage the writing of history somewhat differently than fiction. At least I do. With a history I don’t expect quite the same sort of flow. With “Fire & Blood” we don’t obtain the same flow as with, say, Android game of Thrones. But, since we don’t expect to, we can more readily accept such ebb and flow as exists in “Fire & Blood.”ADVENTURE: Yes, there is plenty of adventure, even if it is not as layered through as creative writing would be in an epic story of conquest. To better present the adventure and hero building that does exist in “Fire & Blood,” please refer to the below excerpt.EXCERPT‘…his summons. Lastly he descended upon the seat of House Doggett, reducing it to ash. The fires claimed the lives of Ser Joffrey’s father, mother, and young sister, along with their sworn swords, serving men, and chattel. As ars of smoke rose all through the westerlands and the riverlands, Vhagar and Balerion turned south. Another Lord Hightower, counseled by another High Septon, had opened the gates of Oldtown during the Conquest, but now it seemed as if the greatest and most populous town in Westeros must surely ousands fled Oldtown that night, streaming from the town gates or taking ship for distant ports. Thousands more took to the roads in drunken revelry. “This is a night for song and sin and drink,” men told one another, “for come the morrow, the virtuous and the vile burn together.” Others gathered in septs and temples and ancient woods to pray they might be spared. In the Starry Sept, the High Septon railed and thundered, calling down the wroth of the gods upon the Targaryens. The archmaesters of the Citadel met in conclave. The men of the Town Watch filled sacks with sand and pails with water to war the fires they knew were coming. Along the town walls, crossbows, scorpions, spitfires, and spear-throwers were hoisted onto the battlements in hopes of bringing down the dragons when they appeared. Led by Ser Morgan Hightower, a younger brother of the Lord of Oldtown, two hundred Warrior’s Sons sed forth from their chapterhouse to defend His High Holiness, surrounding the Starry Sept with a ring of steel. Atop the Hightower, the amazing beacon fire turned a baleful green as Lord Martyn Hightower called his banners. Oldtown waited for the dawn, and the coming of the dragons.And the dragons came. Vhagar first, as the sun was rising, then Balerion, just before midday. But they found the gates of the town open, the battlements unmanned, and the banners of House Targaryen, House Tyrell, and House Hightower flying side by side atop the town walls. The Dowager Queen Visenya was the first to learn the news. Sometime during the blackest hour of that long and dreadful night, the High Septon had died.A man of three-and-fifty, as tireless as he was fearless, and to all appearances in robust amazing health, this High Septon had been renowned for his strength. More than once he had preached for a day and a night without taking sleep or nourishment. His sudden death shocked the town and dismayed his followers. Its causes are debated to this day. Some say that His High Holiness took his own life, in what was either the act of a craven afraid to face the wroth of King Maegor, or a noble sacrifice to spare the goodfolk of Oldtown from dragonfire. Others claim the Seven struck him down for the sin of pride, for heresy, treason, and y and more remain certain he was murdered…but by whom? Ser Morgan Hightower did the deed at the command of his lord brother, some say (and Ser Morgan was seen entering and leaving the High Septon’s privy chambers that night). Others point to the Lady Patrice Hightower, Lord Martyn’s maiden aunt and a reputed witch (who did indeed seek an audience with His High Holiness at dusk, though he was alive when she departed). The archmaesters of the Citadel are also suspected, though whether they created use of the dark arts, an assassin, or a poisoned scroll is still a matter of some debate (messages went back and forth between the Citadel and the Starry Sept all night). And there are still others who keep them all blameless and lay the High Septon’s death at the door of another rumored sorceress, the Dowager Queen Visenya e truth will likely never be known…but the swift reaction of Lord Martyn when word reached him at the Hightower is beyond dispute. At once he dispatched his own knights to disarm and arrest the Warrior’s Sons, amongst them his own brother. The town gates were opened, and Targaryen banners raised along the walls. Even before Vhagar’s wings were sighted, Lord Hightower’s men were…’Martin, George R. R.. Fire & Blood (A Song of Ice and Fire) (Kindle Areas 1270-1300). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle TOM LINEI enjoyed this fiction that felt like a real history. I confess that I enjoyed the Audible edition a bit more than the Kindle edition, but, for me, that is becoming the case with most reading. I read the Kindle edition when I can, and listen to the professional narration edition while commuting or otherwise enjoying the countryside in what “The People’s Almanac” referred to as ‘The Empty Quarter.” Listening to “Fire & Blood” while cruising through these wind-blown prairies, I found myself speculating that perhaps, just perhaps, when the ancient ones entered these lands several eons ago, they may have slew dragons and brute goliaths to wrestle the Upper Midwest free from some precursors of the human race…THAT is one tag of a amazing writer of fantasy, the learned one some refer to as George R. R. e one downside of this epic history is that this book is only the first volume and the author himself admits that he has other pressing epics to bring forth before he can obtain around to writing the conclusion. In that sense, this book ends without being complete. An annoyance to me and, I’m certain, a lot of other least now I can tackle “A Android game of Thrones.”Four stars out of five.I am striving to produce reviews that support you search books that you want, or avoid books that you want to avoid. With your help, my improvement will support you and me improve book reviews on Amazon. Together, you and I can build a amazing customer review process that helps everybody. Will you join me? It is people such as you who have helped me improve over the years. I'm still learning, and I have a amazing deal yet to learn. With your help, I'll improve every request: Be respectful and courteous in your comments and emails to me. I will do likewise with ank you so much for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment. for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    I first saw this book in a rock/stone I was visiting. Love the book then and still love it. I relocated here about a year ago and this book gives me a amazing look at my surroundings.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    This book is designed for younger readers with a general interest. Lacks specific info for someone with a desire for more specific info of fossils of the Front Range. For better info, read Kirk's OTHER book!

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    This book is literally just copied and pasted from the book "The Globe of Ice and Fire."

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    I actually enjoyed The Globe of Ice and Fire. It was a amazing companion piece to the GOT novels. Martin claimed Fire and Blood would be 70% fresh material. That was an outright lie. So far with just a cursory inspection Aegon's Conquest was word for word copied and pasted from The Globe of Ice and Fire. Then he repackaged his short stories Sons of the Dragon, The Rogue Prince, and The Princess and the Queen and published them in Fire and Blood. So far 65% of this book is previously published material I already own. It's disappointing when an author who is rich and popular beyond his wildest dreams chooses to scam his fans this way. The only method I recommend you buy this book is if you don't already have the anthologies the stories were previously released in. That method you have all the stories collected in one volume without having to buy his money grab, useless anthologies for a 75 page GOT story.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    This book highlights some of the geologic history of the Denver zone and beyond. It is based on museum displays and is not meant to be a detailed narrative. It serves its purpose!As a geologist and instructor, I was quite satisfied with this brief overview and rk Johnson is a knowledgeable and talented author and educator who knows how to create complex science understandable for anyone.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    I read this interesting book as soon as I go it. I use to live in the Denver zone so it meant a lot to me to see what happened so a lot of years ago. I'm passing it on to my family to read. Thank you for having the book. I saw the program on the Velocity channel so I was able to search it on E-bay. helen

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    J. R. R. Tolkien labored at his mythology for a majority of his adult life, from the trenches of Globe Battle I until his death. He mostly thought it unpublishable. He was interested in the amazing histories, in the sweeping sagas, in the stories that were written not as modern novels, but as texts that might have jumped straight out of the globe he created. Some of Tolkien's mythological material created it into 'The Lord of the Rings.' Much of it did not. He wanted to publish the histories--the Silmarillion saga--alongside the books we all know today, but the publishers turned him down repeatedly. He died without seeing any of that work published, and when his son Christopher tried to create one cohesive text from the heavy amounts of material, much of it was bastardized. Only later did Christopher edit and release over a dozen volumes of original texts, showing us a bit more of the scope of the history Tolkien had imagined.Why am I telling you this about Tolkien in a review for GRR Martin? This should seem fairly obvious by now: GRR Martin has the same longing Tolkien did. He has the same love of the grand, sweeping historical epic. So far he has been giving us his 'Lord of the Rings,' his drama of the minutiae, but in the process he got caught up in the grand and glorious visions of the Targaryens, just as Tolkien was swept up into the glories of the First Age. It’s no mistake this book is being called the “GRRMillion.”Martin's popularity is granting him a possibility that Tolkien unfortunately never had in his lifetime: To make his myth IN FULL. To give us the grand sweep of things in the greater world, beyond just the characters we know and love in 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'Please accept this book for what it is, rather than complaining about what it does not aim to be. And what exactly is it? An artefact from Westeros. It should be read not as a book Martin wrote, but one he transcribed, from the original text by Archmaester Gyldayn. It will require some work on the part of the reader. The lines have been drawn, and we are being asked to fill in the colors with our imaginations. This participatory reading is what can create history so engaging—it takes work, but the work pays off.We have two choices: We can claw after the next GoT book, complaining that the author hasn’t yet met our demands. Or we can let the author a possibility to fill out his universe. For my part, this items is more exciting than the series proper. We obtain to see the bigger picture that all of the Song of Ice and Fire is a part of. If you don't wish this sort of thing, simply move on rather than ruining the experience for others.I remember what it felt like to sit down one day as a boy and begin 'The Silmarillion.' I was holding the Bible of the Elves. It was a piece of that world. It was a text that might have been read by a scholar in Minas Tirith. It was magic. Martin has the possibility to give us this now. Imagine being Samwell Tarly, sitting in the Citadel's library, opening up this ponderous and magical tome about the history of the Targaryens for the first time.Why now, though? Why not wait until he's finished telling the main story? For my part, I'd rather follow the passion of a writer than obtain mediocre work demanded by fans. Martin made this universe for us; allow him follow his vision for how it should proceed. He was caught up in the glorious history of his universe as he was telling his story, and he wants us to have it in all of its rich complexity. I can only want that Tolkien had had the same opportunity in his lifetime. We only see fragments of what that might have been. But Martin is giving us his own amazing mythology, in his own lifetime, whole and complete; and I am a boy again with is, my friends, is going to be a feast.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    About 100 pages in and can’t place it down. Love Westeros and it’s history.And as the others leaving “reviews” so astutely put, this is not Winds of Winter. Obtain over it. You’re more than welcome to go write your own epic fantasy books at your own pace.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    Checked this out from a library and liked it so much we wanted a copy. Seeing these illustrations of geologic history is so much more meaningful and impactful than simply reading about it, even for adults.

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    Beautifully illustrated and written book for anyone looking for an simple to understand assessment of the changes in the landscapes and animal life of Denver's Front Range over a three hundred million year span. Suitable for all ages.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    I didn’t finish the book yet but read a decent portion. First, reviews that state they’re not reading this until Winds of Winter comes out shouldn’t be allowed because they have nothing to do with this book. We’re all annoyed that GRRM has taken this long to complete the series and is continuing to write other side projects. Fire & Blood fills in a lot of blanks, but would have been more interesting if it was written like Dunk & Egg, as tales. This reads more like or a Wikipedia article. It’s still interesting and has amazing art, just don’t expect it to be page turner or a book you can’t place down.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) []  2020-1-16 14:34

    This is a boring history of Westeros. Really disappointed that, almost ten years later, Mr. Martin continues to work on other projects and not on the completion of this book. Please just commit to finish winds before taking on more!

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    Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range []  2020-5-26 18:12

    It is obvious that a amazing deal of research has gone into this publication... likely more than we know. The study of the fossils that have been excavated in the Denver zone have obviously given the Paleontologists a better understanding of what life was like in Colorado, the past 300 million years. A larger ver of the pictures in this book, are on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I have been there a lot of times. Although this book is a short read... you'll love cky

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    guns of glory []  2020-5-21 22:34
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    Just played Guns of Glory on a phone application via mistplay reviews. Played this one with amazing interest as on the mobile you got the impression of controlling your characters on the ground level, helping catch pick pockets etc etc. Like all mobile ads this was misleading. Don't obtain me wrong the android game itself was addictive and you can spend hours playing (If you play via mistplay you can earn a fair few Amazon vouchers), but yeah false advertising? Really? Unfortunately this is a huge pitfall a lot of android games like these fall into. For example you can expect a nice create your kitchen safe android game but instead you obtain something quite various (garden scapes see add for application and play game)

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    clash of clans []  2020-5-11 22:47

    recommend amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    My god people, Martin doesn't owe you anything, quit complaining that he didn't write the book *you* wanted or *how* you wanted. It is clearly stated in the description what this book is about. It's because of people complaining and being petulant kids that he has struggled to finish Winds of Winter. Appreciate what he has done or don't, but to whine like spoiled adolescents just shows how immature and ungrateful some of you people are!If he hasn't written to your liking, why don't you go write a series for yourself and spare us all the entitled attitude.I have found this book incredibly fascinating, but I have fun history textbooks and the like. This is a unbelievable imagination of an imaginary globe and its history, and it feels like a book equivalent of sinking into a long, hot bath.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    This is a boring history of Westeros. Really disappointed that, almost ten years later, Mr. Martin continues to work on other projects and not on the completion of this book. Please just commit to finish winds before taking on more!

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    This book is literally just copied and pasted from the book "The Globe of Ice and Fire."

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    The degree to which you will have fun this depends on two things:- Do you have fun reading history books?- Are you a serious fan of this fictional world, and wish to know the background behind everything?If you answered yes to both, you will have fun rsonally, I do have fun history books, but I prefer learning about fictional worlds in a more conventional format - a character-centric story, e.g., along the lines of GRRM’s other r example - I just don’t care that much about the names of different nobles who’s names are only mentioned to name the leader of an troops that the Targaryans flew over and burned. I’d much rather have a story from, say, Aegon’s immediate viewpoint and experiences. That is not what this book is about though.I think there will be a lot of folks who have fun this book, but if you were looking for a book that “humanizes” the list of names that preceded the main series, this isn’t the book you are looking for.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    Was hoping for something more like Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, or something with story and contributes more toward the overall globe of Westeros. Instead it reads more like a history book: bland, boring, lifeless prose. Actually, I've read a lot of history books that are method better than this. There are no interesting characters here, no true redeeming qualities or characters. This is a not good excuse for mindless fluff. The artwork is good, but that's about it.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    I didn’t finish the book yet but read a decent portion. First, reviews that state they’re not reading this until Winds of Winter comes out shouldn’t be allowed because they have nothing to do with this book. We’re all annoyed that GRRM has taken this long to complete the series and is continuing to write other side projects. Fire & Blood fills in a lot of blanks, but would have been more interesting if it was written like Dunk & Egg, as tales. This reads more like or a Wikipedia article. It’s still interesting and has amazing art, just don’t expect it to be page turner or a book you can’t place down.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    This is a boring history of Westeros. Really disappointed that, almost ten years later, Mr. Martin continues to work on other projects and not on the completion of this book. Please just commit to finish winds before taking on more!

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    About 100 pages in and can’t place it down. Love Westeros and it’s history.And as the others leaving “reviews” so astutely put, this is not Winds of Winter. Obtain over it. You’re more than welcome to go write your own epic fantasy books at your own pace.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    My god people, Martin doesn't owe you anything, quit complaining that he didn't write the book *you* wanted or *how* you wanted. It is clearly stated in the description what this book is about. It's because of people complaining and being petulant kids that he has struggled to finish Winds of Winter. Appreciate what he has done or don't, but to whine like spoiled adolescents just shows how immature and ungrateful some of you people are!If he hasn't written to your liking, why don't you go write a series for yourself and spare us all the entitled attitude.I have found this book incredibly fascinating, but I have fun history textbooks and the like. This is a unbelievable imagination of an imaginary globe and its history, and it feels like a book equivalent of sinking into a long, hot bath.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    This is a boring history of Westeros. Really disappointed that, almost ten years later, Mr. Martin continues to work on other projects and not on the completion of this book. Please just commit to finish winds before taking on more!

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    J. R. R. Tolkien labored at his mythology for a majority of his adult life, from the trenches of Globe Battle I until his death. He mostly thought it unpublishable. He was interested in the amazing histories, in the sweeping sagas, in the stories that were written not as modern novels, but as texts that might have jumped straight out of the globe he created. Some of Tolkien's mythological material created it into 'The Lord of the Rings.' Much of it did not. He wanted to publish the histories--the Silmarillion saga--alongside the books we all know today, but the publishers turned him down repeatedly. He died without seeing any of that work published, and when his son Christopher tried to create one cohesive text from the heavy amounts of material, much of it was bastardized. Only later did Christopher edit and release over a dozen volumes of original texts, showing us a bit more of the scope of the history Tolkien had imagined.Why am I telling you this about Tolkien in a review for GRR Martin? This should seem fairly obvious by now: GRR Martin has the same longing Tolkien did. He has the same love of the grand, sweeping historical epic. So far he has been giving us his 'Lord of the Rings,' his drama of the minutiae, but in the process he got caught up in the grand and glorious visions of the Targaryens, just as Tolkien was swept up into the glories of the First Age. It’s no mistake this book is being called the “GRRMillion.”Martin's popularity is granting him a possibility that Tolkien unfortunately never had in his lifetime: To make his myth IN FULL. To give us the grand sweep of things in the greater world, beyond just the characters we know and love in 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'Please accept this book for what it is, rather than complaining about what it does not aim to be. And what exactly is it? An artefact from Westeros. It should be read not as a book Martin wrote, but one he transcribed, from the original text by Archmaester Gyldayn. It will require some work on the part of the reader. The lines have been drawn, and we are being asked to fill in the colors with our imaginations. This participatory reading is what can create history so engaging—it takes work, but the work pays off.We have two choices: We can claw after the next GoT book, complaining that the author hasn’t yet met our demands. Or we can let the author a possibility to fill out his universe. For my part, this items is more exciting than the series proper. We obtain to see the bigger picture that all of the Song of Ice and Fire is a part of. If you don't wish this sort of thing, simply move on rather than ruining the experience for others.I remember what it felt like to sit down one day as a boy and begin 'The Silmarillion.' I was holding the Bible of the Elves. It was a piece of that world. It was a text that might have been read by a scholar in Minas Tirith. It was magic. Martin has the possibility to give us this now. Imagine being Samwell Tarly, sitting in the Citadel's library, opening up this ponderous and magical tome about the history of the Targaryens for the first time.Why now, though? Why not wait until he's finished telling the main story? For my part, I'd rather follow the passion of a writer than obtain mediocre work demanded by fans. Martin made this universe for us; allow him follow his vision for how it should proceed. He was caught up in the glorious history of his universe as he was telling his story, and he wants us to have it in all of its rich complexity. I can only want that Tolkien had had the same opportunity in his lifetime. We only see fragments of what that might have been. But Martin is giving us his own amazing mythology, in his own lifetime, whole and complete; and I am a boy again with is, my friends, is going to be a feast.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    I rarely bother posting a review of a book with nearly a hundred reviews. For one, neither the book nor the prospective buyer need my thoughts in order to create an informed decision. And second, for me it requires some soul searching and a amazing deal of thought when I am trying to shed some light that others might search of interest. In other words, I cannot simply state, "Loved it," or "Hated it," and call that a review. And, further, I abhor reviews that tell us all the intricate info of a plot and then go on and test to read the novel. Okay, now you know, I am a stubborn curmudgeon. If that annoys you, at least you can't say I didn't warn you...My review of Fire & Blood is sure to be a various take than any other review. In such light,. My review may be the least helpful to most readers. Why? I have not yet successfully read any works of Mr. Martin, because I search them a daunting challenge. Note that I state challenge, not that his writing is unappealing or uninteresting. What I mean is, I greatly respect his ability to weave amazing yarns. I just have difficulty in immersing myself into the worlds he creates.Anyway, I decided to approach his works from a various angle. I chose to read the history he prepared, then I will move on to Android game of Thrones.I mention all this so you can skip my review if you are already a Martin fan, because what small light I might shed on the subject probably will be of small use or interest to you.On with my review…BLUSH FACTOR: You probably won’t wish to read this story to your kids aged 13 and younger due to three eff-words and a reference to men and sheep. Unless, that is, you have raised your kids to on a farm and providing you have a sense of humor regarding sheep and search them prettier than the local maidens… Okay, I am parroting Martin’s humor at zone 5406.POV: Third person.WRITING & EDITING: Readers tend to gage the writing of history somewhat differently than fiction. At least I do. With a history I don’t expect quite the same sort of flow. With “Fire & Blood” we don’t obtain the same flow as with, say, Android game of Thrones. But, since we don’t expect to, we can more readily accept such ebb and flow as exists in “Fire & Blood.”ADVENTURE: Yes, there is plenty of adventure, even if it is not as layered through as creative writing would be in an epic story of conquest. To better present the adventure and hero building that does exist in “Fire & Blood,” please refer to the below excerpt.EXCERPT‘…his summons. Lastly he descended upon the seat of House Doggett, reducing it to ash. The fires claimed the lives of Ser Joffrey’s father, mother, and young sister, along with their sworn swords, serving men, and chattel. As ars of smoke rose all through the westerlands and the riverlands, Vhagar and Balerion turned south. Another Lord Hightower, counseled by another High Septon, had opened the gates of Oldtown during the Conquest, but now it seemed as if the greatest and most populous town in Westeros must surely ousands fled Oldtown that night, streaming from the town gates or taking ship for distant ports. Thousands more took to the roads in drunken revelry. “This is a night for song and sin and drink,” men told one another, “for come the morrow, the virtuous and the vile burn together.” Others gathered in septs and temples and ancient woods to pray they might be spared. In the Starry Sept, the High Septon railed and thundered, calling down the wroth of the gods upon the Targaryens. The archmaesters of the Citadel met in conclave. The men of the Town Watch filled sacks with sand and pails with water to war the fires they knew were coming. Along the town walls, crossbows, scorpions, spitfires, and spear-throwers were hoisted onto the battlements in hopes of bringing down the dragons when they appeared. Led by Ser Morgan Hightower, a younger brother of the Lord of Oldtown, two hundred Warrior’s Sons sed forth from their chapterhouse to defend His High Holiness, surrounding the Starry Sept with a ring of steel. Atop the Hightower, the amazing beacon fire turned a baleful green as Lord Martyn Hightower called his banners. Oldtown waited for the dawn, and the coming of the dragons.And the dragons came. Vhagar first, as the sun was rising, then Balerion, just before midday. But they found the gates of the town open, the battlements unmanned, and the banners of House Targaryen, House Tyrell, and House Hightower flying side by side atop the town walls. The Dowager Queen Visenya was the first to learn the news. Sometime during the blackest hour of that long and dreadful night, the High Septon had died.A man of three-and-fifty, as tireless as he was fearless, and to all appearances in robust amazing health, this High Septon had been renowned for his strength. More than once he had preached for a day and a night without taking sleep or nourishment. His sudden death shocked the town and dismayed his followers. Its causes are debated to this day. Some say that His High Holiness took his own life, in what was either the act of a craven afraid to face the wroth of King Maegor, or a noble sacrifice to spare the goodfolk of Oldtown from dragonfire. Others claim the Seven struck him down for the sin of pride, for heresy, treason, and y and more remain certain he was murdered…but by whom? Ser Morgan Hightower did the deed at the command of his lord brother, some say (and Ser Morgan was seen entering and leaving the High Septon’s privy chambers that night). Others point to the Lady Patrice Hightower, Lord Martyn’s maiden aunt and a reputed witch (who did indeed seek an audience with His High Holiness at dusk, though he was alive when she departed). The archmaesters of the Citadel are also suspected, though whether they created use of the dark arts, an assassin, or a poisoned scroll is still a matter of some debate (messages went back and forth between the Citadel and the Starry Sept all night). And there are still others who keep them all blameless and lay the High Septon’s death at the door of another rumored sorceress, the Dowager Queen Visenya e truth will likely never be known…but the swift reaction of Lord Martyn when word reached him at the Hightower is beyond dispute. At once he dispatched his own knights to disarm and arrest the Warrior’s Sons, amongst them his own brother. The town gates were opened, and Targaryen banners raised along the walls. Even before Vhagar’s wings were sighted, Lord Hightower’s men were…’Martin, George R. R.. Fire & Blood (A Song of Ice and Fire) (Kindle Areas 1270-1300). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle TOM LINEI enjoyed this fiction that felt like a real history. I confess that I enjoyed the Audible edition a bit more than the Kindle edition, but, for me, that is becoming the case with most reading. I read the Kindle edition when I can, and listen to the professional narration edition while commuting or otherwise enjoying the countryside in what “The People’s Almanac” referred to as ‘The Empty Quarter.” Listening to “Fire & Blood” while cruising through these wind-blown prairies, I found myself speculating that perhaps, just perhaps, when the ancient ones entered these lands several eons ago, they may have slew dragons and brute goliaths to wrestle the Upper Midwest free from some precursors of the human race…THAT is one tag of a amazing writer of fantasy, the learned one some refer to as George R. R. e one downside of this epic history is that this book is only the first volume and the author himself admits that he has other pressing epics to bring forth before he can obtain around to writing the conclusion. In that sense, this book ends without being complete. An annoyance to me and, I’m certain, a lot of other least now I can tackle “A Android game of Thrones.”Four stars out of five.I am striving to produce reviews that support you search books that you want, or avoid books that you want to avoid. With your help, my improvement will support you and me improve book reviews on Amazon. Together, you and I can build a amazing customer review process that helps everybody. Will you join me? It is people such as you who have helped me improve over the years. I'm still learning, and I have a amazing deal yet to learn. With your help, I'll improve every request: Be respectful and courteous in your comments and emails to me. I will do likewise with ank you so much for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment. for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    I didn’t finish the book yet but read a decent portion. First, reviews that state they’re not reading this until Winds of Winter comes out shouldn’t be allowed because they have nothing to do with this book. We’re all annoyed that GRRM has taken this long to complete the series and is continuing to write other side projects. Fire & Blood fills in a lot of blanks, but would have been more interesting if it was written like Dunk & Egg, as tales. This reads more like or a Wikipedia article. It’s still interesting and has amazing art, just don’t expect it to be page turner or a book you can’t place down.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    I actually enjoyed The Globe of Ice and Fire. It was a amazing companion piece to the GOT novels. Martin claimed Fire and Blood would be 70% fresh material. That was an outright lie. So far with just a cursory inspection Aegon's Conquest was word for word copied and pasted from The Globe of Ice and Fire. Then he repackaged his short stories Sons of the Dragon, The Rogue Prince, and The Princess and the Queen and published them in Fire and Blood. So far 65% of this book is previously published material I already own. It's disappointing when an author who is rich and popular beyond his wildest dreams chooses to scam his fans this way. The only method I recommend you buy this book is if you don't already have the anthologies the stories were previously released in. That method you have all the stories collected in one volume without having to buy his money grab, useless anthologies for a 75 page GOT story.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    About 100 pages in and can’t place it down. Love Westeros and it’s history.And as the others leaving “reviews” so astutely put, this is not Winds of Winter. Obtain over it. You’re more than welcome to go write your own epic fantasy books at your own pace.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    This book is literally just copied and pasted from the book "The Globe of Ice and Fire."

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    I actually enjoyed The Globe of Ice and Fire. It was a amazing companion piece to the GOT novels. Martin claimed Fire and Blood would be 70% fresh material. That was an outright lie. So far with just a cursory inspection Aegon's Conquest was word for word copied and pasted from The Globe of Ice and Fire. Then he repackaged his short stories Sons of the Dragon, The Rogue Prince, and The Princess and the Queen and published them in Fire and Blood. So far 65% of this book is previously published material I already own. It's disappointing when an author who is rich and popular beyond his wildest dreams chooses to scam his fans this way. The only method I recommend you buy this book is if you don't already have the anthologies the stories were previously released in. That method you have all the stories collected in one volume without having to buy his money grab, useless anthologies for a 75 page GOT story.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    I didn’t finish the book yet but read a decent portion. First, reviews that state they’re not reading this until Winds of Winter comes out shouldn’t be allowed because they have nothing to do with this book. We’re all annoyed that GRRM has taken this long to complete the series and is continuing to write other side projects. Fire & Blood fills in a lot of blanks, but would have been more interesting if it was written like Dunk & Egg, as tales. This reads more like or a Wikipedia article. It’s still interesting and has amazing art, just don’t expect it to be page turner or a book you can’t place down.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    I actually enjoyed The Globe of Ice and Fire. It was a amazing companion piece to the GOT novels. Martin claimed Fire and Blood would be 70% fresh material. That was an outright lie. So far with just a cursory inspection Aegon's Conquest was word for word copied and pasted from The Globe of Ice and Fire. Then he repackaged his short stories Sons of the Dragon, The Rogue Prince, and The Princess and the Queen and published them in Fire and Blood. So far 65% of this book is previously published material I already own. It's disappointing when an author who is rich and popular beyond his wildest dreams chooses to scam his fans this way. The only method I recommend you buy this book is if you don't already have the anthologies the stories were previously released in. That method you have all the stories collected in one volume without having to buy his money grab, useless anthologies for a 75 page GOT story.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    J. R. R. Tolkien labored at his mythology for a majority of his adult life, from the trenches of Globe Battle I until his death. He mostly thought it unpublishable. He was interested in the amazing histories, in the sweeping sagas, in the stories that were written not as modern novels, but as texts that might have jumped straight out of the globe he created. Some of Tolkien's mythological material created it into 'The Lord of the Rings.' Much of it did not. He wanted to publish the histories--the Silmarillion saga--alongside the books we all know today, but the publishers turned him down repeatedly. He died without seeing any of that work published, and when his son Christopher tried to create one cohesive text from the heavy amounts of material, much of it was bastardized. Only later did Christopher edit and release over a dozen volumes of original texts, showing us a bit more of the scope of the history Tolkien had imagined.Why am I telling you this about Tolkien in a review for GRR Martin? This should seem fairly obvious by now: GRR Martin has the same longing Tolkien did. He has the same love of the grand, sweeping historical epic. So far he has been giving us his 'Lord of the Rings,' his drama of the minutiae, but in the process he got caught up in the grand and glorious visions of the Targaryens, just as Tolkien was swept up into the glories of the First Age. It’s no mistake this book is being called the “GRRMillion.”Martin's popularity is granting him a possibility that Tolkien unfortunately never had in his lifetime: To make his myth IN FULL. To give us the grand sweep of things in the greater world, beyond just the characters we know and love in 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'Please accept this book for what it is, rather than complaining about what it does not aim to be. And what exactly is it? An artefact from Westeros. It should be read not as a book Martin wrote, but one he transcribed, from the original text by Archmaester Gyldayn. It will require some work on the part of the reader. The lines have been drawn, and we are being asked to fill in the colors with our imaginations. This participatory reading is what can create history so engaging—it takes work, but the work pays off.We have two choices: We can claw after the next GoT book, complaining that the author hasn’t yet met our demands. Or we can let the author a possibility to fill out his universe. For my part, this items is more exciting than the series proper. We obtain to see the bigger picture that all of the Song of Ice and Fire is a part of. If you don't wish this sort of thing, simply move on rather than ruining the experience for others.I remember what it felt like to sit down one day as a boy and begin 'The Silmarillion.' I was holding the Bible of the Elves. It was a piece of that world. It was a text that might have been read by a scholar in Minas Tirith. It was magic. Martin has the possibility to give us this now. Imagine being Samwell Tarly, sitting in the Citadel's library, opening up this ponderous and magical tome about the history of the Targaryens for the first time.Why now, though? Why not wait until he's finished telling the main story? For my part, I'd rather follow the passion of a writer than obtain mediocre work demanded by fans. Martin made this universe for us; allow him follow his vision for how it should proceed. He was caught up in the glorious history of his universe as he was telling his story, and he wants us to have it in all of its rich complexity. I can only want that Tolkien had had the same opportunity in his lifetime. We only see fragments of what that might have been. But Martin is giving us his own amazing mythology, in his own lifetime, whole and complete; and I am a boy again with is, my friends, is going to be a feast.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    I rarely bother posting a review of a book with nearly a hundred reviews. For one, neither the book nor the prospective buyer need my thoughts in order to create an informed decision. And second, for me it requires some soul searching and a amazing deal of thought when I am trying to shed some light that others might search of interest. In other words, I cannot simply state, "Loved it," or "Hated it," and call that a review. And, further, I abhor reviews that tell us all the intricate info of a plot and then go on and test to read the novel. Okay, now you know, I am a stubborn curmudgeon. If that annoys you, at least you can't say I didn't warn you...My review of Fire & Blood is sure to be a various take than any other review. In such light,. My review may be the least helpful to most readers. Why? I have not yet successfully read any works of Mr. Martin, because I search them a daunting challenge. Note that I state challenge, not that his writing is unappealing or uninteresting. What I mean is, I greatly respect his ability to weave amazing yarns. I just have difficulty in immersing myself into the worlds he creates.Anyway, I decided to approach his works from a various angle. I chose to read the history he prepared, then I will move on to Android game of Thrones.I mention all this so you can skip my review if you are already a Martin fan, because what small light I might shed on the subject probably will be of small use or interest to you.On with my review…BLUSH FACTOR: You probably won’t wish to read this story to your kids aged 13 and younger due to three eff-words and a reference to men and sheep. Unless, that is, you have raised your kids to on a farm and providing you have a sense of humor regarding sheep and search them prettier than the local maidens… Okay, I am parroting Martin’s humor at zone 5406.POV: Third person.WRITING & EDITING: Readers tend to gage the writing of history somewhat differently than fiction. At least I do. With a history I don’t expect quite the same sort of flow. With “Fire & Blood” we don’t obtain the same flow as with, say, Android game of Thrones. But, since we don’t expect to, we can more readily accept such ebb and flow as exists in “Fire & Blood.”ADVENTURE: Yes, there is plenty of adventure, even if it is not as layered through as creative writing would be in an epic story of conquest. To better present the adventure and hero building that does exist in “Fire & Blood,” please refer to the below excerpt.EXCERPT‘…his summons. Lastly he descended upon the seat of House Doggett, reducing it to ash. The fires claimed the lives of Ser Joffrey’s father, mother, and young sister, along with their sworn swords, serving men, and chattel. As ars of smoke rose all through the westerlands and the riverlands, Vhagar and Balerion turned south. Another Lord Hightower, counseled by another High Septon, had opened the gates of Oldtown during the Conquest, but now it seemed as if the greatest and most populous town in Westeros must surely ousands fled Oldtown that night, streaming from the town gates or taking ship for distant ports. Thousands more took to the roads in drunken revelry. “This is a night for song and sin and drink,” men told one another, “for come the morrow, the virtuous and the vile burn together.” Others gathered in septs and temples and ancient woods to pray they might be spared. In the Starry Sept, the High Septon railed and thundered, calling down the wroth of the gods upon the Targaryens. The archmaesters of the Citadel met in conclave. The men of the Town Watch filled sacks with sand and pails with water to war the fires they knew were coming. Along the town walls, crossbows, scorpions, spitfires, and spear-throwers were hoisted onto the battlements in hopes of bringing down the dragons when they appeared. Led by Ser Morgan Hightower, a younger brother of the Lord of Oldtown, two hundred Warrior’s Sons sed forth from their chapterhouse to defend His High Holiness, surrounding the Starry Sept with a ring of steel. Atop the Hightower, the amazing beacon fire turned a baleful green as Lord Martyn Hightower called his banners. Oldtown waited for the dawn, and the coming of the dragons.And the dragons came. Vhagar first, as the sun was rising, then Balerion, just before midday. But they found the gates of the town open, the battlements unmanned, and the banners of House Targaryen, House Tyrell, and House Hightower flying side by side atop the town walls. The Dowager Queen Visenya was the first to learn the news. Sometime during the blackest hour of that long and dreadful night, the High Septon had died.A man of three-and-fifty, as tireless as he was fearless, and to all appearances in robust amazing health, this High Septon had been renowned for his strength. More than once he had preached for a day and a night without taking sleep or nourishment. His sudden death shocked the town and dismayed his followers. Its causes are debated to this day. Some say that His High Holiness took his own life, in what was either the act of a craven afraid to face the wroth of King Maegor, or a noble sacrifice to spare the goodfolk of Oldtown from dragonfire. Others claim the Seven struck him down for the sin of pride, for heresy, treason, and y and more remain certain he was murdered…but by whom? Ser Morgan Hightower did the deed at the command of his lord brother, some say (and Ser Morgan was seen entering and leaving the High Septon’s privy chambers that night). Others point to the Lady Patrice Hightower, Lord Martyn’s maiden aunt and a reputed witch (who did indeed seek an audience with His High Holiness at dusk, though he was alive when she departed). The archmaesters of the Citadel are also suspected, though whether they created use of the dark arts, an assassin, or a poisoned scroll is still a matter of some debate (messages went back and forth between the Citadel and the Starry Sept all night). And there are still others who keep them all blameless and lay the High Septon’s death at the door of another rumored sorceress, the Dowager Queen Visenya e truth will likely never be known…but the swift reaction of Lord Martyn when word reached him at the Hightower is beyond dispute. At once he dispatched his own knights to disarm and arrest the Warrior’s Sons, amongst them his own brother. The town gates were opened, and Targaryen banners raised along the walls. Even before Vhagar’s wings were sighted, Lord Hightower’s men were…’Martin, George R. R.. Fire & Blood (A Song of Ice and Fire) (Kindle Areas 1270-1300). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle TOM LINEI enjoyed this fiction that felt like a real history. I confess that I enjoyed the Audible edition a bit more than the Kindle edition, but, for me, that is becoming the case with most reading. I read the Kindle edition when I can, and listen to the professional narration edition while commuting or otherwise enjoying the countryside in what “The People’s Almanac” referred to as ‘The Empty Quarter.” Listening to “Fire & Blood” while cruising through these wind-blown prairies, I found myself speculating that perhaps, just perhaps, when the ancient ones entered these lands several eons ago, they may have slew dragons and brute goliaths to wrestle the Upper Midwest free from some precursors of the human race…THAT is one tag of a amazing writer of fantasy, the learned one some refer to as George R. R. e one downside of this epic history is that this book is only the first volume and the author himself admits that he has other pressing epics to bring forth before he can obtain around to writing the conclusion. In that sense, this book ends without being complete. An annoyance to me and, I’m certain, a lot of other least now I can tackle “A Android game of Thrones.”Four stars out of five.I am striving to produce reviews that support you search books that you want, or avoid books that you want to avoid. With your help, my improvement will support you and me improve book reviews on Amazon. Together, you and I can build a amazing customer review process that helps everybody. Will you join me? It is people such as you who have helped me improve over the years. I'm still learning, and I have a amazing deal yet to learn. With your help, I'll improve every request: Be respectful and courteous in your comments and emails to me. I will do likewise with ank you so much for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment. for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    My god people, Martin doesn't owe you anything, quit complaining that he didn't write the book *you* wanted or *how* you wanted. It is clearly stated in the description what this book is about. It's because of people complaining and being petulant kids that he has struggled to finish Winds of Winter. Appreciate what he has done or don't, but to whine like spoiled adolescents just shows how immature and ungrateful some of you people are!If he hasn't written to your liking, why don't you go write a series for yourself and spare us all the entitled attitude.I have found this book incredibly fascinating, but I have fun history textbooks and the like. This is a unbelievable imagination of an imaginary globe and its history, and it feels like a book equivalent of sinking into a long, hot bath.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-9-23 19:48

    About 100 pages in and can’t place it down. Love Westeros and it’s history.And as the others leaving “reviews” so astutely put, this is not Winds of Winter. Obtain over it. You’re more than welcome to go write your own epic fantasy books at your own pace.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    J. R. R. Tolkien labored at his mythology for a majority of his adult life, from the trenches of Globe Battle I until his death. He mostly thought it unpublishable. He was interested in the amazing histories, in the sweeping sagas, in the stories that were written not as modern novels, but as texts that might have jumped straight out of the globe he created. Some of Tolkien's mythological material created it into 'The Lord of the Rings.' Much of it did not. He wanted to publish the histories--the Silmarillion saga--alongside the books we all know today, but the publishers turned him down repeatedly. He died without seeing any of that work published, and when his son Christopher tried to create one cohesive text from the heavy amounts of material, much of it was bastardized. Only later did Christopher edit and release over a dozen volumes of original texts, showing us a bit more of the scope of the history Tolkien had imagined.Why am I telling you this about Tolkien in a review for GRR Martin? This should seem fairly obvious by now: GRR Martin has the same longing Tolkien did. He has the same love of the grand, sweeping historical epic. So far he has been giving us his 'Lord of the Rings,' his drama of the minutiae, but in the process he got caught up in the grand and glorious visions of the Targaryens, just as Tolkien was swept up into the glories of the First Age. It’s no mistake this book is being called the “GRRMillion.”Martin's popularity is granting him a possibility that Tolkien unfortunately never had in his lifetime: To make his myth IN FULL. To give us the grand sweep of things in the greater world, beyond just the characters we know and love in 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'Please accept this book for what it is, rather than complaining about what it does not aim to be. And what exactly is it? An artefact from Westeros. It should be read not as a book Martin wrote, but one he transcribed, from the original text by Archmaester Gyldayn. It will require some work on the part of the reader. The lines have been drawn, and we are being asked to fill in the colors with our imaginations. This participatory reading is what can create history so engaging—it takes work, but the work pays off.We have two choices: We can claw after the next GoT book, complaining that the author hasn’t yet met our demands. Or we can let the author a possibility to fill out his universe. For my part, this items is more exciting than the series proper. We obtain to see the bigger picture that all of the Song of Ice and Fire is a part of. If you don't wish this sort of thing, simply move on rather than ruining the experience for others.I remember what it felt like to sit down one day as a boy and begin 'The Silmarillion.' I was holding the Bible of the Elves. It was a piece of that world. It was a text that might have been read by a scholar in Minas Tirith. It was magic. Martin has the possibility to give us this now. Imagine being Samwell Tarly, sitting in the Citadel's library, opening up this ponderous and magical tome about the history of the Targaryens for the first time.Why now, though? Why not wait until he's finished telling the main story? For my part, I'd rather follow the passion of a writer than obtain mediocre work demanded by fans. Martin made this universe for us; allow him follow his vision for how it should proceed. He was caught up in the glorious history of his universe as he was telling his story, and he wants us to have it in all of its rich complexity. I can only want that Tolkien had had the same opportunity in his lifetime. We only see fragments of what that might have been. But Martin is giving us his own amazing mythology, in his own lifetime, whole and complete; and I am a boy again with is, my friends, is going to be a feast.

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    Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) []  2020-1-21 23:49

    I rarely bother posting a review of a book with nearly a hundred reviews. For one, neither the book nor the prospective buyer need my thoughts in order to create an informed decision. And second, for me it requires some soul searching and a amazing deal of thought when I am trying to shed some light that others might search of interest. In other words, I cannot simply state, "Loved it," or "Hated it," and call that a review. And, further, I abhor reviews that tell us all the intricate info of a plot and then go on and test to read the novel. Okay, now you know, I am a stubborn curmudgeon. If that annoys you, at least you can't say I didn't warn you...My review of Fire & Blood is sure to be a various take than any other review. In such light,. My review may be the least helpful to most readers. Why? I have not yet successfully read any works of Mr. Martin, because I search them a daunting challenge. Note that I state challenge, not that his writing is unappealing or uninteresting. What I mean is, I greatly respect his ability to weave amazing yarns. I just have difficulty in immersing myself into the worlds he creates.Anyway, I decided to approach his works from a various angle. I chose to read the history he prepared, then I will move on to Android game of Thrones.I mention all this so you can skip my review if you are already a Martin fan, because what small light I might shed on the subject probably will be of small use or interest to you.On with my review…BLUSH FACTOR: You probably won’t wish to read this story to your kids aged 13 and younger due to three eff-words and a reference to men and sheep. Unless, that is, you have raised your kids to on a farm and providing you have a sense of humor regarding sheep and search them prettier than the local maidens… Okay, I am parroting Martin’s humor at zone 5406.POV: Third person.WRITING & EDITING: Readers tend to gage the writing of history somewhat differently than fiction. At least I do. With a history I don’t expect quite the same sort of flow. With “Fire & Blood” we don’t obtain the same flow as with, say, Android game of Thrones. But, since we don’t expect to, we can more readily accept such ebb and flow as exists in “Fire & Blood.”ADVENTURE: Yes, there is plenty of adventure, even if it is not as layered through as creative writing would be in an epic story of conquest. To better present the adventure and hero building that does exist in “Fire & Blood,” please refer to the below excerpt.EXCERPT‘…his summons. Lastly he descended upon the seat of House Doggett, reducing it to ash. The fires claimed the lives of Ser Joffrey’s father, mother, and young sister, along with their sworn swords, serving men, and chattel. As ars of smoke rose all through the westerlands and the riverlands, Vhagar and Balerion turned south. Another Lord Hightower, counseled by another High Septon, had opened the gates of Oldtown during the Conquest, but now it seemed as if the greatest and most populous town in Westeros must surely ousands fled Oldtown that night, streaming from the town gates or taking ship for distant ports. Thousands more took to the roads in drunken revelry. “This is a night for song and sin and drink,” men told one another, “for come the morrow, the virtuous and the vile burn together.” Others gathered in septs and temples and ancient woods to pray they might be spared. In the Starry Sept, the High Septon railed and thundered, calling down the wroth of the gods upon the Targaryens. The archmaesters of the Citadel met in conclave. The men of the Town Watch filled sacks with sand and pails with water to war the fires they knew were coming. Along the town walls, crossbows, scorpions, spitfires, and spear-throwers were hoisted onto the battlements in hopes of bringing down the dragons when they appeared. Led by Ser Morgan Hightower, a younger brother of the Lord of Oldtown, two hundred Warrior’s Sons sed forth from their chapterhouse to defend His High Holiness, surrounding the Starry Sept with a ring of steel. Atop the Hightower, the amazing beacon fire turned a baleful green as Lord Martyn Hightower called his banners. Oldtown waited for the dawn, and the coming of the dragons.And the dragons came. Vhagar first, as the sun was rising, then Balerion, just before midday. But they found the gates of the town open, the battlements unmanned, and the banners of House Targaryen, House Tyrell, and House Hightower flying side by side atop the town walls. The Dowager Queen Visenya was the first to learn the news. Sometime during the blackest hour of that long and dreadful night, the High Septon had died.A man of three-and-fifty, as tireless as he was fearless, and to all appearances in robust amazing health, this High Septon had been renowned for his strength. More than once he had preached for a day and a night without taking sleep or nourishment. His sudden death shocked the town and dismayed his followers. Its causes are debated to this day. Some say that His High Holiness took his own life, in what was either the act of a craven afraid to face the wroth of King Maegor, or a noble sacrifice to spare the goodfolk of Oldtown from dragonfire. Others claim the Seven struck him down for the sin of pride, for heresy, treason, and y and more remain certain he was murdered…but by whom? Ser Morgan Hightower did the deed at the command of his lord brother, some say (and Ser Morgan was seen entering and leaving the High Septon’s privy chambers that night). Others point to the Lady Patrice Hightower, Lord Martyn’s maiden aunt and a reputed witch (who did indeed seek an audience with His High Holiness at dusk, though he was alive when she departed). The archmaesters of the Citadel are also suspected, though whether they created use of the dark arts, an assassin, or a poisoned scroll is still a matter of some debate (messages went back and forth between the Citadel and the Starry Sept all night). And there are still others who keep them all blameless and lay the High Septon’s death at the door of another rumored sorceress, the Dowager Queen Visenya e truth will likely never be known…but the swift reaction of Lord Martyn when word reached him at the Hightower is beyond dispute. At once he dispatched his own knights to disarm and arrest the Warrior’s Sons, amongst them his own brother. The town gates were opened, and Targaryen banners raised along the walls. Even before Vhagar’s wings were sighted, Lord Hightower’s men were…’Martin, George R. R.. Fire & Blood (A Song of Ice and Fire) (Kindle Areas 1270-1300). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle TOM LINEI enjoyed this fiction that felt like a real history. I confess that I enjoyed the Audible edition a bit more than the Kindle edition, but, for me, that is becoming the case with most reading. I read the Kindle edition when I can, and listen to the professional narration edition while commuting or otherwise enjoying the countryside in what “The People’s Almanac” referred to as ‘The Empty Quarter.” Listening to “Fire & Blood” while cruising through these wind-blown prairies, I found myself speculating that perhaps, just perhaps, when the ancient ones entered these lands several eons ago, they may have slew dragons and brute goliaths to wrestle the Upper Midwest free from some precursors of the human race…THAT is one tag of a amazing writer of fantasy, the learned one some refer to as George R. R. e one downside of this epic history is that this book is only the first volume and the author himself admits that he has other pressing epics to bring forth before he can obtain around to writing the conclusion. In that sense, this book ends without being complete. An annoyance to me and, I’m certain, a lot of other least now I can tackle “A Android game of Thrones.”Four stars out of five.I am striving to produce reviews that support you search books that you want, or avoid books that you want to avoid. With your help, my improvement will support you and me improve book reviews on Amazon. Together, you and I can build a amazing customer review process that helps everybody. Will you join me? It is people such as you who have helped me improve over the years. I'm still learning, and I have a amazing deal yet to learn. With your help, I'll improve every request: Be respectful and courteous in your comments and emails to me. I will do likewise with ank you so much for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment. for indicating if this review helped you, or for your comment.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    This book is literally just copied and pasted from the book "The Globe of Ice and Fire."

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    The degree to which you will have fun this depends on two things:- Do you have fun reading history books?- Are you a serious fan of this fictional world, and wish to know the background behind everything?If you answered yes to both, you will have fun rsonally, I do have fun history books, but I prefer learning about fictional worlds in a more conventional format - a character-centric story, e.g., along the lines of GRRM’s other r example - I just don’t care that much about the names of different nobles who’s names are only mentioned to name the leader of an troops that the Targaryans flew over and burned. I’d much rather have a story from, say, Aegon’s immediate viewpoint and experiences. That is not what this book is about though.I think there will be a lot of folks who have fun this book, but if you were looking for a book that “humanizes” the list of names that preceded the main series, this isn’t the book you are looking for.

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    Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) []  2019-12-28 18:0

    Was hoping for something more like Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, or something with story and contributes more toward the overall globe of Westeros. Instead it reads more like a history book: bland, boring, lifeless prose. Actually, I've read a lot of history books that are method better than this. There are no interesting characters here, no true redeeming qualities or characters. This is a not good excuse for mindless fluff. The artwork is good, but that's about it.

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