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Tarn Nohmal doesn't want much out of life. Food on the table, a roof over his head, and privacy. But when his old commander shows up and needs someone to track a band of orcs, what should be a simple mission turns out to become an endeavor to stop disaster from spreading across the entire realm of Averim. Not only is the kingdom threatened from within by a civil war, but the lack of troops on the eastern border seems to be making the orcs bolder. And to top it off, a demon is slaughtering or ...
 
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FIVE HOURS! Five hours long! It is the biggest episode of the Isle of Faces EVER! BY MILES!! This is what the end of ADWD does to us, for today we have four of the final chapters of the books, three goodbyes to major POVS, and more big moments than you would believe. In fact, we may well have the biggest in all ASOIAF. Tyrion Lannister prepares for…
 
Aziz breaks down the final chapter in A Dance with Dragons! Originally Published April 24, 2016. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-westeros…
 
He was a better smuggler than a knight, a better knight than lord, a better lord than Hand, and a better Hand than a husband. The final Davos chapter in the published series, ending our journey with the onion knight and ending the mummer's farce. But before we sail off, there's time to talk about where the tides will take him. Big Drumming by Kevin…
 
Sister Fenella falls, and so does the dam. The Great Flood is here, sweeping Malcolm, Alice and Lyra off to an adventure, taking us from the first part of the book to the second. Chapter 15 - The Potting ShedChapter 16 - The PharmacyChapter 17 - Pilgrims' Tower --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://…
 
The Queen's Hand - Return of the Harpy aka a Catapulting of Corpses (16:11) Daenerys X - Return to the Dothraki Sea aka Berry Bad Dreams (53:05) Epilogue - Return of the Spider aka the One that Manages to Talk About Every Single Plotline (1:35:16) www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/how…
 
The end begins in truth this week, and we welcome it with another 3-hour-plus corker for you all. Specifically, this week is Feast week as we wave goodbye to all four POVs amidst chapters full of horror, fanaticism, and cliffhangers a-plenty. Fires are lit up in the snowy north as Asha watches the burning of living humans before a huge surprise com…
 
Tyrion XII - A Cacophony of Contracts aka Setting the Stage for the Second Sons to Switch Sides (14:36) The Kingbreaker - The Coup that Killed Khrazz aka the Eyes of Ashara Dayne (42:07) The Dragontamer - The Gang Does Not Steal a Dragon aka the One with the Burninating (1:32:27) Jon XIII - Dark Wings, Pink Words aka the One with the Stabbening (1:…
 
All of White Harbor is a stage, but no one has given Davos the script... Thankfully, Davos Seaworth is a decent improvisor. Battle inspiration from ThunderClap: http://www.whitehavenandwesternlakeland.co.uk/johnpauljones/raid.htm A thank you to the following for lending us their voices: PoorQuentyn of Notacast (Davos) Maester Merry of Learned Hands…
 
A deep dive into the world of Giants! We start as far back as the times before the First Men, imagining what it was like based on what we know from the various anecdotes scattered throughout all the books. Crowfood's Daughter/Disputed Lands: https://bit.ly/36BBE94 Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly…
 
This week, a breather. By which I mean we come in at just under three hours! The end of the Dance keeps coming as we hit double Meereen, have double returns, and one hell of a big event in the North. Today we start large as Jon Snow opens the Wall and allows the wildlings to finally enter the Seven Kingdoms, Barristan Selmy watches the political fa…
 
The Sacrifice - A Ritual in the Snow aka The Trials & Travails of Theon, Tycho & Tristifer (13:17) Victarion I - A Ritual in the Sea aka a Thousand Screams and One (40:52) The Ugly Little Girl - A Ritual in the Shadow aka a Thousand Faces and One (1:12:09) Cersei II - A Ritual in the Street aka the One with the Walk of Shame (1:50:10) www.historyof…
 
White Harbor has changed in the last six years - is it for the better, or for the worse? Davos feels conflicted as he decides for himself. Adam Feldman's analysis on: Tyrion in ADWD: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/lafylm/spoilers_extended_a_decade_writing_dance_part_1/ Dany in ADWD: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/lc23vz/spoilers…
 
How do you follow up the longest ever episode? By making the second longest ever episodes I guess! Yes it seems the end of Dance is really going to put us through our paces as the Isle has another three and a half hours of boogie time. And how to follow the big events of last week? By filling in the hole with new POVS! Here on welcome week we say h…
 
Jon XII - Red Sword, Black Ice aka Dark Wings, Dead Things... in the Water (8:19) The Discarded Knight - Red Beard, Black Mail aka Hostages and Dragonslaying (48:47) The Spurned Suitor - Red Door, Black Blade aka Prisoners and Dragontaming (1:18:23) The Griffin Reborn - Red Hair, Black Finger aka a Stone Griffin Takes Wing… Breathing Shadow Fire (1…
 
Malcolm receives two warnings from a friendly stranger named Coram Van Texel: The flood is coming and avoid Gerard Bonneville. Malcolm believes but will everyone else? CHAPTER 12 - Alice Talks CHAPTER 13 - The Bologna Instrument CHAPTER 14 - Lady With Monkey LINKS MENTIONED Maya Shav's Art Lyra with Ermine Marisa Coulter --- Eliana's twitter: https…
 
It's here! THE RECORD-BREAKER! Yes it is the longest-ever episode on the Isle of Faces with nearly FOUR HOURS of content for you to consume. And why so much chin-wagging? Because we've come to a major part of the book where we have not one but two of the biggest moments in the entire series going back-to-back! With no offense to Daenerys learning l…
 
Cersei I - Confessions of the Lion Queen aka the Mountain Turns White (4:17) The Queensguard - Sixty Three Years Bold aka While the Dragon’s Away, the Harpy Will Play (45:43) The Iron Suitor - An Undrowned Red Priest Comes in Handy aka Victarion Rearmed (1:11:52) Tyrion XI - The One with Chekhov’s Mushrooms aka a Second Son Becomes a Second Son (1:…
 
A storm blows Davos off course into the arms of the Three Sisters, without his friend Salladhor Saan. He gets some news updates from Godric Borrell and does some Hand-y things. LINKS MENTIONED - 'The Night Lamp' by Cantuse - https://cantuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/the-night-lamp-revisited-the-wrath-of-the-old-and-the-new/ - 'Battle in the Ice' by …
 
Absolutely everything is crumbling inside Winterfell and we LOVE IT. Theon witnesses the collapse of the Bolton alliance via several mysterious murders while having his own breakthroughs. Meanwhile, outside Meereen Tyrion copes surprisingly well with his new life as a slave. At Castle Black it's time for a wedding that binds both sides of the Wall.…
 
Daenerys VIII - A Dornish Frog in the Dragon Pit aka a Feast for Foes (7:27) Theon I - Jeyne, Jeyne it Rhymes with Airplane aka Little Walder Won’t Grow Up to Be a Frey (35:50) Daenerys IX - The One in Daznak’s Pit aka How to Train Your Drogon (1:06:16) Jon XI - Pact in Black aka the One where Shireen is Unclean (1:39:55) www.historyofwesteros.com …
 
At the end of Davos's arc in ASOS, he plays a risky Hand: free Edric Storm. After, he shows he has another card up his sleeve from a raven from the Night's Watch. LINKS MENTIONED A music recommendation from Chloe: "Lightbringer" by Covenant --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/g…
 
It's a very special reunion day here on the Isle. Firstly we get just our second Asha chapter as true winter lands and scatters all Stannis's royal plans to the winds. In Meereen the grand moment arrives for Quentyn as his long journey ends in front of Daenerys Targaryen, herself just hours from her second, dreaded wedding. Up at Winterfell Jon wel…
 
A Ghost in Winterfell - Winter Falls on Winterfell aka a Song of Snow and Murder (9:00) Tyrion X - The Gang Gets Sold Into Slavery aka In the Belly of the Yellow Whale (40:56) Jaime I - The North of the South aka A Tree of a Thousand Ravens and One (1:14:31) Jon X - A Red Wedding with No Deaths aka How I Married Your Magnar (1:38:46) www.historyofw…
 
Many theatrics surround the difficult choice put forth before Stannis as he thinks of dragon wings above Westeros for the low bargain price of Edric Storm's life. Davos thinks of the perils of playing politics and how to be a Hand when he reads some dark words sent by dark wings. --- Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddi…
 
Originally released on the Radio Westeros feed (and on the HoW patreon-feed) and our YouTube channel, now here as well! www.historyofwesteros.com www.radiowesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube --- S…
 
The United Kingdom is back in its third lockdown. We need to do this one properly. This is a short, simple message from myself begging my fellow countrymen (and all those across the world) to stay home wherever possible and do this lockdown PROPERLY. We've been given another chance, let's not waste this one too. You can save lives, it's within your…
 
YOUR ISLE RETURNETH! Yes we are back for another year of Scrapping and Scrolling as we dive right back into the Dance with another four classic chapters. This week we hit the sunshine hard as we return for our one and only trip to Dorne to set up the future plots of Doran, Arianne, and the Sand Snakes; Jon sends off his last hope of gaining the wil…
 
Originally released on the Radio Westeros feed (and on the HoW patreon-feed) and our YouTube channel, now here as well! www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube --- Support this podcast: h…
 
Originally released on the Radio Westeros feed (and on the HoW patreon-feed) and our YouTube channel, now here as well! www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube --- Support this podcast: h…
 
From the "Aziz forgot to publish this" category, recorded back at Con of Thrones 2019. It's a panel where Ash and Aziz entertained the notion that Azor Ahai might be many figures instead of one. www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook…
 
Barristan's finest hour, or was it? But truly, this story is more about Aerys and Tywin than the great white knight. This episode might cause you to re-think a few things about Robert's Rebellion at the very least. Published October 10, 2020. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invi…
 
Serwyn of the Mirror Shield is one of the most frequently cited heroic legends... he slew a dragon! His deeds and character bring to mind many parallels to famous current and recent figures like Barristan the Bold, Ser Criston Cole, Erryk & Arryk and several members of House Swann. Published May 24th, 2020. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpa…
 
The rich parallels between Kingmaker Criston Cole and Kingbreaker Barristan Selmy! A look at both of their lives and roles in the Kingsguard and in the wars they fought. Both preferred swords over politics but were made Hand nonetheless. Does Cole's arc predicts Selmy's? Published March 26, 2020. Jeff/NotaCast: https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/ S…
 
Join us for the series (meaning season!) finale of His Dark Materials season 2, in which we get real sad because real sad stuff happens, continue discussing Ariyon Bakare's twitter handle and the mysterious "69," and talk about some of the changes from the books to the show. Find Cam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/candid59 ---Eliana's twitter: htt…
 
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