The one, the only, visual guide to HBO's Game of Thrones show that the hugely obsessive George Martin fans will lust for.; With the release of Season One on DVD and the highly anticipated Season Two, which, according to inside sources, is even better than the first, airing this year this book is the perfect companion for Thrones fans.; This is the only TV tie-in book.; Each episode, on average, draws 743,000 viewers in the UK and Ireland with 823,000 tuning in for the premier. In the U.S. the show attracts an average of 8 million viewers each episode.
Bryan Cogman is a script writer and editor. David Benioff works as an author and screenwriter. He adapted his first novel, The 25th Hour, into a feature film directed by Spike Lee. His second novel, City of Thieves, was on the New York Times bestseller list for thirteen weeks and has been translated into thirty-five languages. His screenplays include The Kite Runner, Brothers, Troy, Stay and Wolverine. David created and produces the Emmy-nominated series, Game of Thrones. D.B. Weiss is the author of Lucky Wander Boy, and has worked on numerous film projects such as Halo, Ender's Game and The Game. Dan created and produced Game of Thrones. George R.R.Martin is the best-selling author of the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. This epic fantasy series is comprised of five published novels, with two more in the works.
"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" Complex.com "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