The Bottled Imp – Episode 24
Dream Book Review.
‘ The Iron King’
by Maurice Druon
The Imp has a look at ‘The Iron King’ Book One of The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon, published by HarperVoyager in 2013.
George R. R. Martin calls this ‘the original ‘Game of Thrones’! He mentions that his publication series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)’ has actually been defined by reviewers, as ‘historic fiction about background that never ever took place, flavoured with a dash of sorcery and also spiced with dragons’. He continues to suggest that historical fiction and also fantasy are ‘siblings under the skin, two categories divided at birth’.
I ‘d concur with that analysis whole-heartedly and also so ‘The Iron King’ is a strong challenger for being a Game of Thrones brother or sister. Or perhaps even more of a papa or mommy as ‘The Iron King’ was published way back in 1955 whereas A Song of Ice as well as Fire was very first published in 1996. I can see lots of impacts from ‘The Iron King’ that Martin has been motivated by when producing his publication collection however I can likewise see sufficient distinctions also. Fiction, and all imaginative arts, influences and affects each maker consequently and it’s interesting to trace the history of ideas as well as creativity. The King is dead, lengthy live the King!
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