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Superb! An Exquisite Item!!
on 24 March 2013
Being a huge fan of this superb HBO TV series I originally purchased the ordinary copy of this book, since at the time I did not know this version existed. Then searching for more items for 'Game Of Thrones' on Amazon this came up at the top of the list, and after reading the description I purchased it straight away.
It all comes in a beautiful (and sturdy,) presentation box that tells you immediately that you are holding something special. I must point out that this is a huge and heavy item, it will not fit on your normal bookshelf!! Upon opening you are greeted with a more glorious version of the normal 'Making Of' book, with slightly different colouring in some areas, a better cover, and the pages are edged with a gold colour. The book itself is full of excellent information, and some superb photos, about the making of the first and second seasons of this amazing show.
The second book is a portfolio of unseen 'storyboard' artwork for the first and second seasons by comic book artist Will Simpson with information added by Bryan Cogman, and is the same size as the 'Making Of' book. It is interesting to see 'deleted and alternative' scenes that did not get made are covered in this excellent volume. Protruding from beneath the two books is a red ribbon to help extract the books from the snug fitting case.
Then finally in a slim side partition are two beautiful maps of the entire 'Game Of Thrones' world, so now you can see just how far each city is away from everyone else, and where each would be 'king and queen' plots their deadly plan to seize the 'Iron Throne'!! (There are also a few areas named that have not yet been seen in the series yet!!)
All in all this is THE best 'Game Of Thrones' item that I have seen and is a MUST buy for any fan of the series. I just hope a new one comes out to cover each double season, in which case the next one will be after season four is made!