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A calm and simple podcast celebrating all the major contributors to the ASOIAF fandom, having a different one guest on the show each episode

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Today's episode is one of maybe a single high as Jon ascends the Wall with Ygritte, and then many, many harrowing lows. We have men in crow cages, the financial ruin of the state, the physical and mental torture of the Bloody Mummers, and one of the most difficult chapters to reread ever: Sansa's wedding.

Specifically, today's chapters are:

-Sansa III

-Arya V

- Jon IV

- Jaime IV

- Tyrion IV

Still, it's not all doom and gloom. There's Garlan the Gallant earning his name, a new episode of Harwin History, the Wall flexes its icy muscles, Brienne is a hero (again), and we get to discuss Tywin being rubbish at everything while looking at some shiny swords. That, plus the result of MARGAERY vs VAL in this week's PAIR PICK

So lets all hold hands, step upon the Isle, and get through this together

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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The Isle of Faces comes to Astapor in this week's huuuuge Scraps and Scrolls, and boy howdy does that mean there's a lot to talk about. Not only do we have to discuss all of Slaver's Bay and the next step in Daenerys's legend, we also have the Knight of the Laughing Tree, our best ever look at Melisandre, and Jon finding a love cave...but most importantly...after months of waiting...

I get to say DRACARYS on a podcast.

Nothing else matters.

 

Today's chapters:

-Daenerys II

-Bran II

-Davos III

-Jon III

- Daenerys III

Come aboard the Isle for some PAIR PICK discussion, meeting Mr Liddle, Melisandre and dragons, and we have to say goodbye to Ghost (NOOOO DON'T MAKE ME). All that, and in all seriousness, a lot of Daenerys talk.

  

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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The Isle of Faces recovers from battles against dead men by saying goodbye to a good many things: Tyrion and Cersei's ability to choose who they marry, Rickard Karstark's head, and...oh yeah...Jaime's sword hang. No biggie. We take an even deeper dive into the Brotherhood, Tywin's true cruelty, and the growth of Robb Stark as man and king.

Today's chapters:

- Tyrion III

- Catelyn III

- Jaime III

- Arya IV

Come step on the Isle for a discussion on Varys vs Petyr as POV characters, the evils of Sybelle Spicer, and one hell of a swordfight between Brienne and Jaime.

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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The ISLE OF FACES returns with a monster episode for an episode with actual monsters in. Every chapter is upping its game as Robb brings the Mrs home to meet his mum, Jon is forced to go all in as a spy, we get a pep talk about Beric Dondarrion, and the Tyrell roses bloom....FOR NOW!

But all of that pales into comparison to the main event. We've got giants, we've got Dontos Hollard, but the true monsters come to us in the debut Samwell Tarly POV, one of the most important chapters in all ASOIAF. DOOZY ALERT.

Today's chapters:

-Catelyn II

-Jon II

-Sansa II

-Arya III

-Samwell I

Come step on the Isle for major Harwin talk, the Stark kids all simultaneously thinking of Stark duty, the Highgarden dream, Robb's genius, and I'm actually nice to Jeor. All that plus a round-up of last week's PAIR PICK with some comments from the community. See you there!

  

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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After a one-day delay due to tough weekend news the ISLE OF FACES returns for the third part of a Storm of Swords and a whole bunch of second POV chapters. Bran begins his journey north, Salladhor Saan sings a jaunty pirate tune (basically), Jaime takes us back in time, and Arya finally, FINALLY, gets to be Arya again.
 
Today's chapters are:
 
-Bran I
-Davos II
-Jaime II
-Tyrion II
-Arya II
 
Hop aboard the Isle where I go through the first PAIR PICK result, discuss Edric Storm's importance, we get an absolutely killer quote from Loras, and the morals of the Brotherhood Without Banners are revealed. More importantly, there's Hot Pie talk, so it is mandatory you attend.
 
Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ
 
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Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020, Gianna Bryant 2006-2020, and seven other poor souls lost their life on January 26th. It has been a rough time, thank you for letting me get this off my chest

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The onslaught of opening POV chapters continues on the ISLE OF FACES in our second episode for Storm of Swords. I discuss the survival of Davos, Tyrion vs Tywin, we get the tip-top Tyrells, the Mance-Jon mirror, and the insurmountable creepiness of one Ser Jorah Mormont as we switch our focus to King's Landing in the centre, and then Jon and Dany out on the edges of the world.

Today's five chapters are:

-Tyrion I

- Davos I

- Sansa I

-Jon I

-Daenerys I

So come step on the Isle if you want to hear a focus on Sansa's big moment, future tertiary characters popping up for the first time, and how Storm of Swords is already springing us from the old days to the new, especially in terms of cunning Jon and happy Daenerys. Also, more bad-mouthing Jorah and I rename Barristan 'White Bear'.

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

 

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The ISLE OF FACES is BACK! And we've got a brand new book to crack in to. One where the storm doesn't just have swords, but crossbows, dragons, mammoths, moon doors, mock trials, poisoned spears, and loads and loads of other cool stuff (Also some not so cool stuff. Come on, George, be cool).

But to begin with I start off with my notes that History of Westeros didn't have time for on their own stream for the first four chapters of SoS:

-Chett I

-Jaime I

-Catelyn I

-Arya I

So hop back across the God's Eye so we can talk a whole bunch of Riverlands, Jaime being a bully, the horrors of Hoster, how bloody easy it is to get lost even with a map, and those weird ice things that appear to be walking up the Fist of the First Men. I'm sure it'll all be fine...

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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The ISLE OF FACES blasts into 2020 with the final episode on a Clash of Kings. Going through the last six chapters of this wonderful book we escape Harrenhal, wrap up the Blackwater, make sure Jon Snow's sword is sharp and say good...we say goodby....I'm sorry I'm going to need a moment.

We say goodbye to Winterfell!!! OK look at today's chapters while I dry my eyes again:

- Arya X

- Sansa VIII

- Theon VI

- Tyrion XV

- Jon VIII

- Bran VIII

 

I go through all these arc-ending chapters, update you on some guest appearances made over the holidays, discuss new aims in the new year, but more importantly talk whispers in the godswood, the new losses of Tyrion, Theon on the Night's Watch, Qhorin's sword-fighting ability and the death of...of...oh heck just press play won't you?

Find my guest appearance on Notacast here: https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/e/the-notacast-2019-holiday-special-episode-the-stone-is-strong-a-tour-of-winterfell/

Find my guest appearance on History of Westeros for a Clash of Kings wrap-up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhOY6Z1CQLM

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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The Isle of Faces is heading into battle as the BLACKWATER finally arrives.

Davos wrestles with wildfire and wild water. Tyrion defends the walls, defends the gates, and gets on one hell of rickety bridge. Sansa is left to do all the queening in the Red Keep as well as dealing with a cowardly Hound. And just to give us a break from the utter horror of war Daenerys finally leaves Qarth with Ser Barry (But there's like...zero wildfire in her chapter)

Today's chapters are:

-Davos III

- Tyrion XIII

- Sansa VI

- Tyrion XIV

- Sansa VII

- Daenerys V

I talk about the qualifications of Ser Imry Florent, how Jaime influences this battle all the way from Riverrun, how Ser Barry has had me fooled for 5 years, and one of Sansa's greatest ever moments.

So step on the Isle for horrible fires, brave charges, a hell of a lot of drinking, and Ser Jorah getting pushed on his bum

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

Find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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