Inside HBO’s Game Of Thrones Seasons 3 & 4
Release Date: Out Now !
192 pages | Hardback Author: CA Taylor Publisher: Gollancz
The best genre show on
TV deserves an equally lavish and detailed companion book. Volume two of CA Taylor’s official guide satisfies on the first point… but not so much on the second.
It’s immediately clear that Taylor has had access to everyone, from George RR Martin to the show’s embroiderers. Great. But the anecdotal format means that you rarely get much insight into topics. Standout character Oberyn has just a couple of picture- led pages devoted to him. Story- shaking events such as the Red Wedding fare better, but it’s still surface level stuff, with a handful of quotes from cast and crew. Wonderful though the title sequence is, we didn’t need another explanation of how it was made. The chapters recapping the history of the different factions are better, providing useful insights for viewers who may not have investigated the original novels.
That said, it is an undeniably gorgeous object. As with the first volume, it’s bound in a tactile padded cover. Inside, it’s big picture heaven, making it ideal for taking to cons to get signed by your favourite Wildling or Night’s Watchman. It’s a fun book to flick through. It’s just a shame, given all the talent involved, that it doesn’t go deeper. Will Salmon President Obama is a Game Of Thrones fan. The Commander- In- Chief requests to see the show in advance of its airing.
Days of filming in the snow had taken their toll.
The Wall looks greener than we remember.