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Three veteran fans re-reading A Song of Ice and Fire and podcasting our adventure along the way. Each episode covers five chapters. Spoiler-free, relaxed, and irreverent! davosfingers.com

Davos' Fingers - A Song of Ice and Fire Podcast Davos\' Fingers

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Three veteran fans re-reading A Song of Ice and Fire and podcasting our adventure along the way. Each episode covers five chapters. Spoiler-free, relaxed, and irreverent! davosfingers.com

    Episode 093: Good Queen Alysanne

    Episode 093: Good Queen Alysanne

    The boys forge ahead through Fire and Blood in Episode 093:  Good Queen Alysanne.  In this episode Jaehaerys and Alysanne face tragedy as the Shivers bear down on Westeros.  They also make a progress up north where the winter’s cold and Alaric’s hospitality is the same.  Also, Alysanne flexes on her husband to end a sacred right to the Lords of Westeros, while Jaehaerys uses some windfalls of capital to improve infrastructure for his Kingdom.
    In this episode we wanted to mention that we had a few audio issues in our recording.  In truth Matt was a hero in salvaging some spots.  We regret this departure from our normal level of quality and thank the Khalasar for their understanding.
    This is our second to last episode of Fire and Blood as our bizarre journey through that tome winds to an end. After we polish that off, we will be jumping straight into some more ASOIAF, hand-picking sections from The World of Ice and Fire.  As is our custom, we aren’t going to make it easy, actually starting with the section called  “The Bones and Beyond”, which covers lands to the East, like Asshai. We will be hand selecting other selections as we go.
    If you want to send us some ravenmail, we can be found in lots of places on the scary web. wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on twitter @davosfingers, you can find us and like us on Facebook, or check out davosfingers.com for our Tumblr site.  Lastly, if you want to support us by becoming a Patron, check out patreon.com/davosfingers.
    Selection Covered:  The selection we will cover in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD: “Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies” (pg 253) through “The Long Reign” (pg 302). 

    • 2 hrs 40 min
    Episode 092: Gods That Give, Gods That Take

    Episode 092: Gods That Give, Gods That Take

    The Stranger has come in the year of 54 AC and the Fingers explore one of the biggest mysteries of Fire and Blood in Episode 092:  the death of Aerea.  We also lose another Queen, a High Septon, nearly a whole Queen’s court including her consort, oh and a Westhill...a what?  Also, laws are written, progresses taken, High Septons appointed, and peace largely maintained during the years of Jaehaerys' early rule.
    We only have 3 more episodes before capping off our coverage of Fire and Blood.  What SHALL we do next, who knows!  But if you want to drop us a line with a suggestion we can be found all over the place: wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, @davosfingers on twitter, you can find and follow us on Facebook, or our Tumblr site davosfingers.com.  You can also check us out on Patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.
    Selection Covered:  The selection we will cover in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD.  This content for this episode is largely found within the chapters “Birth, Death, and Betrayal under King Jaehaerys I” (pg. 206) through “Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies” (pg. 253)

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Episode 091: Doctrine of Exceptionalism

    Episode 091: Doctrine of Exceptionalism

    In Doctrine of Exceptionalism, Matt and Scad finally see Jaehaerys mount the throne (among other things) as he reaches the age of majority, and changes, they are a’comin.  Also in this episode, Rogar commits treason (or does he), Rhaena causes trouble (on both coasts), we get some new arrivals to the Targaryen family tree, and the crown continues its constant negotiation with the Faith regarding incestuous marriage.
    Winter is upon us so send us your snow white raven with some mail attached!  We can be reached at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com through Twitter @davosfingers, and you can find us and like us on Facebook. You can also check out our improved Tumblr site at davosfingers.com or learn more about our Patreon program at patreon.com/davosfingers.
    In this episode we’re continuing our coverage of the rule of Jaehaerys and Alysanne Targaryen. The selection we will cover in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD: “A Surfeit of Rulers” (pg. 161) through “Birth, Death, and Betrayal under King Jaehaerys I” (pg. 206).  All of these Chapter Headings and Page Number designations, of course, coming from the beautiful Fire and Blood hardcover.

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Episode 090: The Conciliator

    Episode 090: The Conciliator

    In episode 90, the Fingers finally reach into  the rule of Jaehaerys and Alysanne Targaryen, covering their early years, from arrival at KL with the help of Rogar Baratheon through their idyllic days on Dragonstone and everything in between. Listen in as Jaehaerys picks reconciliation over blood, Alyssa and Rogar get second chance at happiness, five Kingsguard earn their cloaks, and Alysanne picks a husband.
    You may have noticed that we skipped over covering the Sons of the Dragon chapter. That's because we covered way back in Episode 081.  So go check that out first if you want a refresher on the rules of Aenys and Maegor Targaryen.
    Shoot us some davosmail at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, find us on twitter @davosfingers, like Davos Fingers on facebook, or check out our newly refreshed website davosfingers.com.  We love to hear from George's fans!  If you are so inclined, check out our Patreon program at patreon.com/davosfingers.
     In this episode we’re jumping ahead to the beginning of the reign of Jaehaerys, the Conciliator. The content covered in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD: “Prince Into King”, “The Year of the Three Brides”, and part of “A Surfeit of Rulers”. That’s pages 107 through page 161 of the hardcover for those playing along. 

    • 2 hrs 39 min
    Episode 089: Dragons Come to Westeros

    Episode 089: Dragons Come to Westeros

    Episode 89 of Davos' Fingers takes us back to the Towering Targaryen Threesome...er...siblings.  We follow Aegon, Visenya, and Rhaenys from puzzling decision to rule Westeros through the Dragon’s wars and into the peace and prosperity of one unified kingdom of Westeros. 
    We already covered the next chapter of Fire and Blood, way back in Episode 081, so you MIGHT need to go back and listen to a refresher before our next episode hits. For the next several episodes we will cover the rise of Jaehaerys and his rule with Alysanne!  So get excite!
    As always, please reach out if you have questions or comments about the podcast.  We won’t ignore you the way Cersei ignored Ned’s warnings to leave King’s Landing.  You can find us @davosfingers on twitter, through email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on facebook, or on our tumblr davosfingers.com.  You can also support us on our Patreon site at patreon.com/davosfingers.
    Selection Covered: The first three chapters of Fire and Blood:  Aegon’s Conquest, Reign of the Dragon -- The Wars of King Aegon I, and Three Heads Had the Dragon -- Governance Under King Aegon I).  That’s pages 3 to 50 for those with the Hardcover. 








     

    • 2 hrs 42 min
    Episode 088: A Dream of Lysene Spring

    Episode 088: A Dream of Lysene Spring

    We are fresh off our break and we have a doozy for you as Davos’ Fingers brings you the end of Fire and Blood!  In this episode Westeros hobbles along under an ineffective, disinterested,  and youthful King, a Lysene family that is hungry for power (or are they), a coup attempt engineered by some bitter also-rans, and the rule of a Merman until the King comes of age.  
    While this may be the end of Fire and Blood the book, it is NOT the end of Fire and Blood the coverage by this podcast.  Because we dodged, ducked, dipped, dived, and...dodged our way through the first time, we have to go pick up the pieces.  So stay with us as we pick up in the next episode with the OPENING chapters of Fire and Blood!
    We love hearing from George’s fans about anything and everything ASOIAF, so drop us a line in our many many lurking places.  On twitter @davosfingers, email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on our tumblr site www.davosfingers.com, find us on Facebook, or through our Patreon site at patreon.com/davosfingers
    Selection Covered:  “The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency”,  the final chapter in Fire and Blood, spanning pages 667 through 706.

    • 3 hrs 12 min

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