- Jun 16, 2008
Magic is as much a part of the world of Game of Thrones as it was in LoTR.GF and I didn't like the last part of giving birth to a shadow creature.
It felt too 'fantasy' for us. Do you know what I mean? I liked the series so far as a serious period piece with a splash of fantasy, not become a cartoon LOTR.
Anyone else agree? Or explain the ending?
Only unlike LoTR there's no one as adept at it as Gandalf in the main cast yet Melisandre not withstanding.
Eddard Stark's sword and the one that Lord Commander Mormont of the Night's Swatch gave to Jon Snow are crafted from Valyrian Steel. The methods of making that steel is no longer known by the blacksmiths of Westeros (if they ever had such knowledge). They might be effective against the others in a way that ordinary steel has proved not to be.
The point is that magic is very present in the world it's just that most of the populous is ignorant of it aside from superstition.
What has set George R.R. Martin's works from a great many other fantasy novels is the focus on politics. Even though magic will become more noticeable in the series it won't nearly be so prominent as LotR, and people in the series will still thrive or suffer based on their skill or lack thereof in maneuvering politically.