My brother is a big fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, and him buying all the books and obsessively reading them made me decide to give it a chance, eventually. This was after watching the first season of Game of Thrones and right before watching the second one, and I, like my brother, became consumed with this world of politics and bloodshed. While my love for the tv-series has faded (that’s too soft of a word; crashed and burned, really) with every bad change and mistake they make on it, the books are as wonderful as ever.
Now, if you have read the books or watched the show, you should know what it’s about. If you have not, well… in keywords; dragons, usurpers, murder, eternal winter and tears (the tears are mostly my own. So many tears). It’s not surprising that the fictional world of Westeros has quite a few wars. A Clash of Kings, book number two, tells of The War of Five Kings, and that is what I will be writing about.
Every war consists of several parties (five in this one) with their own agendas. I will inform the “audience” of their motives and reasons, and their methods of warfare. Along the way, I will also attempt to discern their backgrounds and character development throughout the book (focusing mostly on the second book, using parts of the third one) and, hopefully, my thesis, which begs the question of why and how this war came to be, will be answered. Wish me luck!