- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (Sept. 12 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452110107
- ISBN-13: 978-1452110103
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 2.5 x 28.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #159,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2 Hardcover – Sep 12 2012
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For anyone yet to read Martin's novels, the book is a godsend. For all its epic brilliance, Game Of Thrones' multiple complex story threads can leave you befuddled, but thanks to profiles of the major characters, family trees and more, you soon know how to tell a Greyjoy from a Tyrell.
The book's also a solid 'Making Of'. Author Bryan Cogman (a story editor on the series) has interviewed the show's key creative forces, and between them they reveal the attention to detail that's gone into realising the Seven Kingdoms. Particular focus is given to pivotal scenes like the storming of King's Landing, and it's here - when things get properly geeky - that the book's at its best."
-SFX"For the most part, people who watch and adore HBO's adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones saga (released in book form via the A Song of Fire and Ice series) do so largely, though still pleasantly, in the dark. Give any random viewer a pop quiz with questions about which character belongs to which family, and how to spell characters' names, and the grades would be sub-par at best. Thankfully, the dense story lines are much easier to sift through and grasp thanks to Inside HBO's Game of Thrones. Combining in-depth cast and crew interviews with Martin's own insight, it's 192 pages of Westeros overload, perfect for a few months of catching up and/or refreshing before the show returns for its third season"
About the Author
Bryan Cogman is executive story editor onGame of Thrones and has written two episodes of the series. When not in Belfast shooting the show, he lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.
George R. R. Martin is an award-winning writer of books and screenplays, including the bestselling fantasy seriesA Song of Ice and Fire. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife.
David Benioff's latest novel isCity of Thieves. He is co-creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO seriesGame of Thrones. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two daughters.
D. B. Weiss is the author ofLucky Wander Boy, and has worked on numerous film projects such asHalo,Ender's Game, andThe Game. Dan co-created and is an executive producer of the Emmy-nominatedGame of Thrones for HBO. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
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"Inside HBO's Game of Thrones" is relatively unsatisfying although not without its merits. You're feelings on the book will depend on just how "inside" the filmmaking process you were hoping to go. The main focus of this book is on the characters of the show, organized by house - the Starks, the Targaryens, etc. The books discusses casting, creation of the characters family trees/lineage charts, costuming, and a bit of making-of info from the set. My main issue is that the imagery in the book needed to be better -- I wanted more pictures, more concept art, more set photos, etc.
NOTE: The collector's edition, although a significant expense, is the one to own in my view. You get a second book with storyboards plus two map replicas.
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