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  1. @Michael Seswatha Jordan I was talking about the first book, which was the first season of Game of Thrones. Ned was clearly the main character to the vast majority of viewers and he failed and died. Kellhus fails in TSA, in the seventh book, after being a god the whole time. I'm not even sure that a TSA adaptation if it happened will get to that point. If you wanted to give viewers a book where the main character fails, as Callan wants, it already happened, GoT was that book. Speaking of characters dying in ASOIAF, GRRM had a comment on it which led some people to think he kills characters for pure shock value, (spoilers up to book 3)
  2. Game of Thrones?
  3. This is why I said it would look laughable...
  4. I don't see why they would publish Jane Austen zombie books and mountains of Sherlock Homles fan-fiction but not Gandalf and Hobbits and Golem, etc. If anything, the latter has a bigger market now and LotR fans are more likely to read fan-fiction than the former ones.
  5. Doesn't it become public domain at some point and then anyone can do it? Because if that's right I'm almost certain that it's going to happen.
  6. I think the author is saying it's specifically better than GoT. eta: I haven't watched an episode of Shannara or American Gods or Stranger Things season 2.
  7. Who said this besides you? Never mind, I'm not getting into this again...
  8. Doesn't mean people won't like it.
  9. Why not? There is a good chance that some deal is the only way to get the next series published without resorting to GoFundMe or the like.
  10. Amazon isn't giving out charity money here... they paid 250 million for the rights to LotR knowing that the movies are almost guaranteed to make a billion +. Amazon wouldn't shell out a dime on Bakker if they didn't think they would make a profit on it.
  11. On a whim I decided to buy The Final Empire yesterday. About 200 pages in and it's pretty bad... I find the plot of an oppressed race vs an evil emperor and the chosen magical prophesied savior kid to be familiar and silly at this point, and the last 50-70 pages were one character explaining the magic system to another character. I'll finish the book but if there isn't much more to this series than that I don't think I'm reading the next one... not with my current to-read list.
  12. That's just the reason GoT was so successful, IMO. The idea of a TSA adaptation has been talked about by Bakker within the context of GoT's success. And you can't escape the GoT comparison, anyway, everyone will think that they're trying to capitalize on GoT's success by adapting another long-running fantasy series. If you take out the characters and political intrigue from GoT no one would care for it. So what does Bakker have to substitute for that? Old sorcerers and wizards flying and shooting fireballs and waters at each other? I have a feeling that this will get laughed at when audiences see it (no, Gandalf doesn't disprove that). Those things just don't look good outside of book form, IMO. Especially not on a tv budget. And TSA is filled with them. You're better served just doing a first crusade historical fiction series without any magic. Let's not forget that most of the interesting fantastical elements (Consult, Gods, WLW, JE) are not in PoN, or play a very minimal role until you find out that they were mostly red herrings in season 7/8. You also need the series to be received well by critics and pro reviewers who all like to harp on how much they don't care about the magic or the dragons or the white-walkers in GoT; they only care about the politics and character arcs. There is just no good reason to adapt PoN/TSA over several other fantasy series that are better suited for TV and have considerably more fans eager to see an adaptation. WoT has sold a 100 million copies or something compared to TSA's 175,000 (according to TGO's flap). Abercrombie, Sanderson, Jordan, Lawrence and several others have books that are more likely to be adapted than Bakker.
  13. Doubt an adaptation would be successful, GoT is successful because it has characters that people are deeply emotional about (the Starks/Lannisters) and the political intrigue. Bakker doesn't have either (unless you count Cnaiur as a character to identify with).
  14. Has anyone here read Court of Broken Knives yet? It's been on my to-read list for some time. Mark Lawrence wrote an interesting review of it here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2107260736?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1
  15. I laughed so hard at this even though I already saw the original form a couple of days ago.