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Cap Crunch
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Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
I feel like I've seen wikis and things like that on here that are a good compliment to the books. Which are the most helpful and best? Hopefully I'll be in the non Hodor threads by next season. TIA


Warfarer
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
I have Game of Thrones Companion on my iPhone. It is really helpful and fast. It has quick reference maps, characters quick House bios and religion bios. It cost like 3 or 5 bucks but it is well worth it to be able to follow and figure stuff out as you go.


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FalseProphet
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
George RRMartin's "A World of Ice and Fire" app.

You pay in app for each books contents, but it has helped me immensely while I'm going through the books.

I'm about halfway through book 2 now.


Porter Osborne Jr
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
Wiki Fire And Ice. Stay out of the megathread here untill you've read them all.


PsychTiger
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
The House descriptions in the back of the books can also be helpful at times.

eta: Once you catch up I think Chicken should award your literacy with an 'n.
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Cap Crunch
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
Neither app is on android


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Cap Crunch
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
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Wiki Fire And Ice. Stay out of the megathread here untill you've read them all.

Thanks. I figured that be the case

I've started reading them on my kindle through the 4 book bundle. I'm still working on getting past 1%

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eta: Once you catch up I think Chicken should award your literacy with an 'n.

Put in a word with him for me
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
Westeros.org BE CAREFUL RAMPANT SPOILERS
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lsu480
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
Just read the books.....they aren't that hard dude!


WhiskerBiscuitSlayer
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
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they aren't that hard dude!


This is BS. I just finished reading book 5 about a week ago and constantly found myself looking up names. Book 1-3 aren't too bad but book 4 starts introducing a bunch of new people.


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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
There are a frickton of names and places


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Warfarer
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
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Just read the books.....they aren't that hard dude!



I agree, other than the hundredish Houses and thousands of names thrown at you.


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Froman
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
The only book I read where those things existed was Dance With Dragons and it made my reading experience so much better being able to reference minor characters I read about ten years ago.


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BluegrassBelle
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
You can set Tower of the Hand to the scope of what you've read and seen. Just have to avoid some of the essays and the commentary in the essays and re-reads by users there.


tigerfan in bamaland
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
I just read the books and used the wiki on occasion. I didn't find it all that confusing


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ladytiger118
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
Yeah, exactly. DO NOT read the A Wiki of Ice and Fire before the books like I did...I was spoiled about everything that happened through the end of Dance with Dragons, and this was even before I started reading the books . I'm about to finish AFFC and I know everything that's happened in ADWD before I start reading it. Oh well.


Cap Crunch
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
So read the wiki after I finish the book, not during?


ladytiger118
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
Read the wiki after you finish the books.


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LSUSilverfox
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re: Just started reading A Song of Ice and Fire, what are good resources to use?
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You can set Tower of the Hand to the scope of what you've read and seen. Just have to avoid some of the essays and the commentary in the essays and re-reads by users there.


100% do this. Avoid the wiki, as it cannot be filtered and shite can snowball real quick on you.


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