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George R. R. Martin had a long love of model knights and medieval history, but his early novels and short stories mostly fit into the science fiction genre; however, eventually several fantasy stories did appear, such as The Ice Dragon. In the mid-1980s, Martin worked mainly in Hollywood, principally as a writer or producer on The New Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast, where he attracted some criticism for killing off a major character. After Beauty and the Beast ended in 1989 Martin returned to writing prose and started work on a long-planned science fiction novel called Avalon. In 1991, whilst struggling with this story, Martin conceived of an unrelated scene where several youngsters find a dead direwolf with a stag's antler in its throat. The direwolf has several pups, which are taken by the youngsters to raise as their own. Martin's imagination was fired by this idea and he developed it into an epic fantasy story, which he envisaged as a trilogy consisting of the books A Game of Thrones, A Dance with Dragons and The Winds of Winter. Martin had previously apparently not been inspired by the genre, but reading Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series had convinced him it could be approached in a more adult and mature way than previous authors.
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The elven kingdoms watched warily as the djinni Lord Calim and the efreet Lord Memnon arrived in the lands to the south-west and renewed their ancient war. The elves of Tethir and Darthiir signed a peace treaty with Calim and traded with his empire, but Memnon was considerably more hostile, destroying the dwarven city of Iltakar when it complained about territorial violations. When the two empires began the Skyfire Wars in 6500 BDR, threatening to destroy all of Faerûn, the elven High Mages of both kingdoms intervened (led by the infamous mage Pharos), imprisoning both lords in a massive magical trap (inadvertently creating the Calim Desert in the process) some four centuries later.
Plenty of books deal with the celestial versus the demonic. In the Banished Lands, angels and demons wage war against one another in a landscape heavily inspired by Paradise Lost. At first, the protagonists seem obvious; the Ben-Elim are the angels, bringers of light, while the brutal Kadoshim are the harbingers of darkness and death.
Emerelda and Xanthous travel to Ironhand in the Eastern Kingdom in hopes of finding the Book of Sorcery in a local bookstore. While they are there, Xanthous is disturbed when the bookseller is able to easily deduce that he is homosexual and remains in a state of mental turmoil until Emerelda comforts him by saying that he will always be accepted by his friends and will someday find love. That night, Xanthous wakes up to a huge fire in his hotel room, and although he tries to extinguish the flames, he is unable to because they are not coming from his magic.
Lava Beds protects and interprets the largest collection of lava tubes and caves in the coterminous states. Remnants of California's volcanic past, the lava flows are a result of the Medicine Lake shield volcano, part of the same chain that includes Mount St. Helens, Mount Shasta, and other famous Cascades peaks. The lava tubes and caverns were literally born of fire, for as the volcano would erupt (most recently as 1,000) years ago, the lava would ooze and swirl down the mountainside. The outmost layer of lava then cooled, while underneath, molten lava still slid downhill, creating a void under the crusty exterior. Cracks, craters, tubes, cones, and bluffs all work together to make the Lava Beds area a rugged, crinkled landscape.