Brian A. Pavlac

Game of Thrones versus History

Written in Blood



“Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” by Brian A. Pavlac intricately intertwines George R.R. Martin’s epic saga with real historical events, drawing striking parallels between fictional power struggles and the consequences of wielding authority throughout human history. A captivating exploration of politics, warfare, and the human condition.

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“Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” by Brian A. Pavlac is a captivating and thought-provoking book that takes readers on an exhilarating journey through the fascinating world of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, “Game of Thrones,” while simultaneously exploring the real historical events that inspired its creation. Blending the realms of fiction and reality, this unique literary work serves as both a companion guide for die-hard fans of the popular TV show and a comprehensive exploration of the historical events that influenced the author’s imaginative narrative.

In this meticulously researched and engrossing read, Brian A. Pavlac, an esteemed historian and masterful storyteller, delves deep into the complex web of power struggles, political intrigues, and epic battles that define both the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and our own human history. With a keen eye for detail and a thorough understanding of the medieval period, Pavlac draws striking parallels between key characters, plotlines, and the real-life figures and events that inspired them. From the War of the Roses to the intrigues of the Byzantine Empire, the reader is taken on a whirlwind tour of historical drama and conflict that uncovers the roots of George R.R. Martin’s world-building genius.

In “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood,” readers will discover the gripping backstories of iconic figures like Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, and Daenerys Targaryen, and how they mirror the complexities of real historical figures. Pavlac skillfully dissects the moral dilemmas faced by characters like Eddard Stark and Cersei Lannister, drawing parallels to the timeless struggles of rulers and power-seekers throughout history.

Beyond character analysis, the book also examines the intricate tapestry of medieval society, from the structure of noble families to the role of religion, and how these elements shaped the world of Westeros. By intertwining the fictitious elements of “Game of Thrones” with historical realities, Pavlac creates a compelling and enlightening narrative that bridges the gap between entertainment and education.

“Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” is a must-read for fans of George R.R. Martin’s series who wish to delve deeper into the origins and inspirations behind the captivating saga. History enthusiasts will equally be captivated, as the book offers a captivating exploration of human nature, power dynamics, and the enduring lessons of our own past. This engaging and scholarly work is a testament to the timeless power of storytelling and the profound influence history has on shaping the tales we tell.

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Weight 390 g
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.4 cm



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