George R. R. Martin has posted a number of great-looking still photographs of many of the characters from Season Two of HBO’s series Game of Thrones on his LiveJournal “Not a Blog” recently. Here they are collected in one place for your viewing pleasure. All images are copyright Helen for HBO.
Winter-is-coming.net is reporting an unconfirmed rumor that HBO has purchased two more seasons of their successful adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Game of Thrones. Filming on the second season, which adapts the second novel of the series, A Clash of Kings, is ongoing, with a scheduled premiere date of April 2012 in the US. The third and fourth seasons HBO has reportedly picked up will probably comprise a two-part adaptation of the lengthy third book of the series, A Storm of Swords, generally thought to be the best volume of the story so far.
I just now finished A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. I know, I know: what the hell kind of a geek are you, you ask. And you are right to do so. Most fantasy fans worth their salt finished ADWD shortly after its release, Bill included. But it had been a couple of years since I had read any of the previous books, particularly the lackluster A Feast for Crows, and I knew that a re-read was in order if I was to get the most out of the long-awaited sequel. We all spent six years waiting for it, after all, so it occurred to me that I should make the most of the experience. The book came out this August. I spent much of the late summer and autumn rereading the series, and due to work and other pursuits I didn’t finish until just the other day.
Rather than post a review at this late stage, I thought it would be a more interesting idea to have a spoiler-filled conversation with Bill about it and post it here. The result is a mixture of excitement and frustration, always laced with anticipation for the series’ final two books.
This conversation is spoiler heavy. That’s right, HERE BE SPOILERS. Read on at your own risk. If you’re in for some sweet, juicy spoilers, meet us back here after the jump.