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Old 11-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Game of Thrones app keeps track of the characters so you don't have to

I thought this was pretty neat:

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If Game of Thrones has you interested in tackling George R. R. Martin’s six-book A Song of Ice and Fire series but you’re put off by the story’s hundreds of characters and locations, there’s new hope. Mashable reports that Random House’s new iOS companion app called A World of Ice and Fire has all the maps, character biographies, and family trees you’ll need to keep the sprawl under control.

...Random House was careful to avoid spoilers with A World of Ice and Fire. The first thing you’re shown when you open the app is a Books Read menu that sets just how much information the app can divulge. You can also jump to the iBooks store from here to shop for books in the series if you don't already have them.
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If only they had one for War and Peace.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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I might use this. I have an ebook set of a few of the books that I got but I had a hard time getting into it. I wonder if this would help.
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There is one called game of thrones that I used to use on the iphone which I now have on my galaxy note. There is also one called Westero which has better maps. I've used it on both ios and android. However I think the Xray function on the kindle is probably just as good or better.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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If only they had one for War and Peace.
My printed version of "War and Peace" comes with a bookmark with all the family trees printed on it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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My printed version of "War and Peace" comes with a bookmark with all the family trees printed on it.
Lucky guy, you got a well made edition of that book!

I would also like this kind of app for Dostoyevsky's Crime and punishement.

Love the idea!
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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There aren't 6 books, yet.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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>>...Random House was careful to avoid spoilers with A World of Ice and Fire. The first thing you’re shown when you open the app is a Books Read menu that sets just how much information the app can divulge<<

When I saw the thread title, I was going to say, it would be so great if it knew how far you've read and only gave you info up to that point. That is making an app that's better than a printed version! Choosing what books you've read is fantastic. Even better would be something integrated with Kindle that updates what pieces of information to show, as you are reading.

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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Looks like they made an app from the first season DVD extras.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
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Sounds like http://towerofthehand.com/books/guide.html
Has the same ability to define your place/spoiler limit, tons of maps, etc.

I couldn't have gotten through the books without it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #10
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App doesn't work for me. Loads fine, but won't let me select which books I've read. iPad 3, 6.0.1 firmware. Total dud.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
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Yes!
I have one on my phone, I guess it's the same one, from when the last book came out.

It's great if you have been reading these for years because there is such a huge gap in between books that you forget what's going on!

Also, it's awesome for Kindle etc because you can look at the maps.

Unbelievably, it truly is a helpful little app for a reading fan

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:26 AM   #12
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I have all the books, but I'm waiting for the series to finish before reading them. I hate reading an incomplete series!
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I have all the books, but I'm waiting for the series to finish before reading them. I hate reading an incomplete series!
Finish?? Ha!
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I have all the books, but I'm waiting for the series to finish before reading them. I hate reading an incomplete series!
So you you get all the books, then wait 10 years to read them???
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So you you get all the books, then wait 10 years to read them???
Sure. My "TBR" list is WAY more than 10 years long .
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