Description : Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. As Carolyne Larrington reveals in this essential companion to George R R Martin's fantasy novels and the HBO mega-hit series based on them the show is the epitome of water-cooler TV. It is the subject of intense debate in national newspapers; by PhD students asking why Westeros has yet to see an industrial revolution, or whether astronomy explains the continent's climatic problems and unpredictable solstices ('winter is coming'); and by bloggers and cultural commentators contesting the series' startling portrayals of power, sex and gender. Yet no book has divulged how George R R Martin constructed his remarkable universe out of the Middle Ages. Discussing novels and TV series alike, Larrington explores among other topics: sigils, giants, dragons and direwolves in medieval texts; ravens, old gods and the Weirwood in Norse myth; and a gothic, exotic orient in the eastern continent, Essos. From the White Walkers to the Red Woman, from Casterly Rock to the Shivering Sea, this is an indispensable guide to the twenty-first century's most important fantasy creation.
Description : Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche. Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.
Description : The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen. The ascension of Vladimir Putin-a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB-to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years-as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him-Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat. With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news. He has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin's Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. As Putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global. In this urgent book, Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint-only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us. Argued with the force of Kasparov's world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight.
Description : Think how sad it would be to wake up one day to find 'winter' had arrived, and you just weren't ready. As Freddie-the-Fox warned Sammy Squirrel, "Get ready, winter is coming!" These words should echo not just in Children's ears but everyone's ears throughout the world, whether young or old, black or white, male or female. The moral of this simple story is that we should all listen to good friendly advice for, "Good preparation brings very good results!"
Description : So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Winter Is Coming tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Garry Kasparov’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Winter Is Coming includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped by Garry Kasparov: Winter Is Coming tells the story of Vladimir Putin’s stunning rise to power—and is a dire warning. Beginning with the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian dissident and chess champion Garry Kasparov traces the circumstances that allowed Putin to flourish, including Russia’s aborted attempt at democracy under Boris Yeltsin and the Chechen Wars. Despite Putin’s constant and ruthless assaults on civil liberties and international diplomacy—including his botched hostage negotiations in Beslan, corruption and voter fraud, the imprisonment and murders of protesters and opposition figures, and the annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine—the West and the UN continue to acquiesce to his demands, making him stronger. Learn why Garry Kasparov likens Putin to Adolf Hitler of the 1930s and why he believes that if no one steps in to stop him, the consequences could be disastrous. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Description : This fun versatile journal is sized at a compact 6 x 9" with 114 lightly lined blank college ruled pages for Got fans, GOT theme. Use it as a notebook, diary, or guest book at home, school, or the office. Also, makes a thoughtful birthday or holiday gift for any game of thrones fan waiting the winter to come.
Description : Baby Bear learns that "Winter is coming!" and quickly grows scared of the unknown. He learns about how the animals around him prepare for "Winter" and also comes to realize that sometimes things aren't always as scary as they may seem.
Description : I don't trust words, I even question actions, but I never doubt patterns. Put good vibes and motivation back into your day with this coloring book for adults. It also includes a variety of pretty patterns to make your life more relaxed and enjoyable. You don't need any special skills. Even if you haven't drawn anything, ever, you will enjoy coloring in this booklet. Let your inner artist out. Guaranteed hours of pleasure, relaxation and relief from stress. Each drawing is on a separate page, so you can share. This coloring book is the perfect gift for friends, family, and anyone else you love. Join us in this special journey! It will inspire you and introduce you to the hidden artist found in all of us.
Description : You are looking for a great notebook? Lucky you found us! This fashionable themed notebook leaves you all freedom in creating every content you need and is a faithful companion in your everyday life. This individual design is rounded off by 120 pages of cream-white colored paper and a beautiful matt premium cover. The notebook has been designed by independent designers who you will support with every purchase. A great gift idea for the birthday of friends or as a gift for a special person. Also check out our other journals, maybe you'll find another one that you like as well.