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Great companion book
on 1 October 2012
A beautifully bound and illustrated book that functions well as an "added extra" for fans of the story. Whether you like the TV series, the books, or both, there is plenty in here for you to enjoy.
It starts with a foreword by George RR Martin, and by the creators of the HBO show, followed by interview and comments throughout by cast members, and house/family trees. All of which are framed by fantastic illustrations. The illustrations range from conceptual art-work, through to the finished sets, and some (no, a lot) are stunning.
Would you like to know Martin's inspiration for The Wall? It is in here. Would you like to know how it was brought to life on film? That is here. What to know what Peter Drinkage though about playing Tyrion? That is here too.
I find that almost all the books I buy now are ebooks, however this is definitely worth making an exception for. The only reasons I would hesitate to buy this are, the possibilty that they will they bring out an updated one in the future (this one covers the first two series), and a couple of *very* small spoliers for if you haven't read all of the books. Still, even with that risk, it is a small price to pay for what is a beautiful book, and would make a great gift for someone with an interest in this.