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on 2 December 2014
"Mad ... too complicated ... too expensive!" These were author George R.R. Martin's reactions to plans for televising his saga. He is thrilled to have been proved wrong.
This is just one fascinating anecdote in what has to be the definitive companion to Seasons 1 and 2.
Welcome here the perfect gift for all "Game of Thrones" addicts, hours of contented exploration guaranteed.
Lavishly illustrated, it delves deeply into every aspect of the series: the warring kingdoms; evocative sets; full-blooded characters; actors capable of rising to formidable challenges, not overwhelmed by the sheer scale of it all.
So many problems were impressively overcome, some with unexpected benefits. Example? What to be done with episodes running short, there little money to spare? Solution? Create scenes with only two actors. These proved a real bonus. Far from being mere spacefillers, they provided valuable extra insight into the characters involved.
As with "Game of Thrones" itself, there is here so much to admire. This treasure trove of information really does the series proud. There can be no higher tribute.