My book What Now, Westeros? is now published at Amazon as eBook.
Ever wondered why people can discuss Game of Thrones for hours? Besides the upfront wildly entertaining story, GoT also asks questions about existential, societal and cosmic issues. It combines themes and epochs in the cultural history of the Western World.
What Now, Westeros? analyses themes and discussions with reference to Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Sophocles’ Antigone and philosophers such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau and Marx. You will also find an analysis of the genre as a hybrid between realism and fantasy, which is seen to combine a known and an unknown world of forces and beings in surprising ways.
What Now Westeros? is not a traditional academic book about fiction; it is written of a fan to fans. It includes chapters about plot and genre, philosophical and political positions of main characters, an analysis of gender and sex, character analyses of such persons as Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Bran Stark and Jon Snow – and a lot of other key persons in the drama.
What Now, Westeros? contains a thorough analysis of Game of Thrones season 1 to 5. It is a must-read before season 6.