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A Game of Thrones book club discussion open posted 02 June 2005 in Book ClubA Game of Thrones book club discussion open by SymeonHaecceity, Peralogue

One of the aspects I thoroughly enjoyed was the *family* relationships. All too often in fantasy characters are orphans or their family relationships are nonexistant or background noise. In reality, we are deeply tied to our families, for good or for ill. The Starks, the Lannisters, the Greyjoys, the Targaeyans.

Even PoN seems to be about orphans - Cniaur, Kelhus, Achamian and Esmi all are estranged from their families. The emperor has a rather *ahem* interesting relationship with his mother. Still, I think one of the things I like more about Martin's work over Bakker's is his depiction of the family romance. view post


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