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Everything is falling in this week's Isle of Faces episode. Winterfell goes down. And Harrenhal Nearly Daenerys too as she travels inside the famous House of the Undying. After a brief break the Isle of Faces returns with part 9 of A Clash of Kings as we turn the corner for so many. Bran now has Theon, Arya now has Roose, Daenerys has 1000 visions, and Jon meets a very special someone up in the Frostfangs.

Today's six chapters include:

-  Bran VI

- Arya IX

- Daenerys IV

- Tyrion XI

- Theon IV

- Jon VI

Step onto the Isle for Rhaegar talk, Tyrion musing on Winterfell, and the final tag-team of Arya & Jaqen

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

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and  

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It is here!! Tomorrow, somehow, the GREAT CASTLES OF WESTEROS, an Unofficial Guide, releases as both E-book and paperback on Amazon!
 
To celebrate the occasion I go through everything you could want to know before the book comes out, what's inside each chapter, how the book came about, the highs and lows, the pride I feel at its completion, and everything else I could think of.
 
You'll have to forgive me, I MIGHT get a tad emotional talking about a project that I've been working on for so long, but I get even more excited about the prospect of sharing it with you.
Here we go, guys.
 
Castles have come. Thanks for being along for the ride!
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You wanna meet people? Cos we got people! This week on the Isle of Faces and part 8 of A Clash of Kings we meet Cortnay Penrose, we meet Qhorin Halfhand, we meet Preggo Mel! Oh, and there is also a terrible riot, Tyrion's worst chapter yet, and the beginning of the end comes to Riverrun. Swings and roundabouts!

Today's six chapters include:

-  Daenerys III

- Tyrion IX

- Davos II

- Jon V

- Tyrion X

- Catelyn VI

Step onto the Isle for Shadow Baby details, the inner anguish of Tyrion, and of course, the staple of any Isle of Faces episode: Jeor Mormont bashing (but this week I include Jorah too! Hurrah!)

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

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The shadows are gathering in today's Scraps and Scrolls. Theon begins his assault on the north. Ramsay comes to Winterfell. And Jon discovers buried secrets in a silent forest. But on the other hand we've got wedding planning, Tywin-scrambling, and Riverrun is off to war baby!

Today's six chapters include:

- Jon IV

- Bran V

- Tyrion VIII

- Theon III

- Arya VIII

- Catelyn V

Step onto the Isle for superhero Jaqen, proud Edmure, supersniffer Ghost, and tough questions for Arya, Bran and Jon

 

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

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We've reached halfway! But more importantly ITS DOUBLE CATELYN DAY. On today's part 6 of Clash of Kings the she-wolves take centre stage when Arya talks death with Jaqen, Sansa hits a low in King's Landing, and Catelyn witnesses not just a brotherly spat but also a shadow assassin. Busy day indeed

- Bran IV

- Tyrion VII

- Arya VII

- Catelyn III

- Sansa III

- Catelyn IV

Step onto the Isle for stooopid Lancel, wise Jojen, proud Baratheons, and the Stark women snarling strong in the middle of it all

 

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

 
 
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My voice is BACK...kinda. On today's part 5 of Clash of Kings I fend off the last of the sniffles while also meeting Brienne (wow!), Asha (Brilliant!), Gilly (Yay!), Quaithe (Cool?) and.... Craster (Oh.) because today's chapters include some absolute gems such as:

- Catelyn II

- Jon III

- Theon II

- Tyrion VI

- Arya VI

- Daenerys II

 

So come and step on the Isle, especially if you like Jeor-bashing because I go OFF on the Old Bear while also bowing down to the brilliance that is Asha Greyjoy and piecing together what I call Balon's Bonkers Plan.

All that plus a great review recap, counting poisonings off the top of my head, and roughly 200 coughs I had to edit out. 

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

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I am....ALIVE! But my voice is not. After failed hopes for the flu to desert me by the weekend this shorter episode comes to you with many sniffles and coughs (though I hope I edited most of them out). A shorter episode, but with more packed in as I go through the scraps for SEVEN chapters today. They are:

- Tyrion III

- Bran II

- Tyrion IV

- Sansa II

- Arya V

- Tyrion V

-Bran III

 

Come join me on the Isle as I croak and cough my way through King's Landing (a lot), meet some horrible mountain men, and go dancing with the one and only Wyman Manderly.

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

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The Isle returns with another six chapters from early Clash of Kings, and somehow there's no Tyrion chapters! This week I go over the left over notes for the final few 'first chapters' for our last POVs, get a double dose of Arya, and find one real weird weirwood above the Wall.

Today's chapters are:

- Arya III

- Davos I

- Theon I

- Daenaerys I

- Jon II

- Arya IV

The war gets worse, we go opposites on Dragonstone and Pyke, and the dragons finally return on this episode of the Isle of Faces. Glad to have you with us!

(I also get a bit nostalgic at the beginning when I realise what the date is!)

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

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Welcome to our first full episode looking at Clash of Kings! This week I look through the leftover notes for six full chapters, including: 

- Tyrion I

- Bran I

- Arya II

- Jon I

- Catelyn I

- Tyrion II

So lots of first chapters for characters, lots of opening and theme setting. Come join me on the Isle as I try to sort the mess out in King's Landing, plan a peace in Riverrun, and finally go truly beyond the wall...

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

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It's new book time! Today we enter the cruel yet oddly beautiful world of Clash of Kings, a story of power, war, and wildfire! Before we get there though today I go through the leftover notes for the first three chapters of Clash:

 

The mammoth prologue chapter by way of Maester Cressen (Hello Dragonstone!)

Arya I, with lots of crotch-kicking

Sansa I, with lots of Tommen-winning.

 

Also to kick things off I do a quick preview of Clash as a whole and my personal highs and lows for the book to come. 

So throw on a crown, declare yourself a king or queen, and  come join us on the Isle for yet more Scraps and Scrolls

 

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

http://thegrindstone.co.uk/

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

and  

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

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