Pearson Moore, noted essayist of Winterfell Keep and our own Features section, has compiled a terrific collection of his essays concerning the show and the setting, including some exclusive pieces not previously published (including essays whose topics were selected by fans!) Read more about it and its contents below.
These are essays unlike any you have read before. Pearson Moore digs deep into the heart and soul of Game of Thrones, immersing readers in the world of Westeros, bringing unparalleled enjoyment, complexity, and appreciation to the most fascinating fantasy television program ever brought to television. After reading Game of Thrones Season One Essays, you’ll want to see the episodes again and again; Moore’s compelling prose and captivating ideas will enrich your viewing experience with a depth of insight available nowhere else. The Season One Essays include the compelling 7000-word essay on Moore’s favorite character, Bran Stark, as well as the 11,000-word overview of the history of Westeros. You will find no dry lists of names and dates in this history. Moore challenges on every page, connecting characters, events, and chronologies with thesis and themes, creating the novel ideas that are the hallmark of Moore’s commentary on television drama.
This first volume of Game of Thrones essays contains twenty-one long (3000- to 11,000-word) articles, 88,000 words total, with chapters on each of the ten episodes, five of the major characters (Bran Stark, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Ned Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen), and several of the important themes. Two full chapters are given to the analysis of the direwolves scene from Episode One, which Moore considers to the be the central scene of Season One.
You will find no more complete, challenging, and stimulating collection of essays on Game of Thrones. Tens of thousands of readers worldwide consider Pearson Moore must-read for any episode of LOST, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones. Now you can read all of his Season One essays in one volume. The direwolves await!