If like me you’ve been waiting (im)patiently for the next installment of backstabbing, intrigue and seemingly indiscriminate character killing, you might already have been scouring the web for Game of Thrones latest news. In that case, you might find the following news items of interest – see below.
Game of Thrones has been a major influence on my own writing with Knight of Aslath, as I mentioned previously when talking about the Red Wedding and the value of grit in modern fantasy. There’s something both appealing and at the same time challenging about fantasy novels that rip up the rule book and dance a little jig on the remains. What happens when you really don’t know if the good guys will win? Who are the good guys anyway? It’s addictive stuff.
Game of Thrones news from around the web
Season 5 trailer
New Faces on Game of Thrones (NY Times)
The “Game of Thrones” saga is sprawling in scale and merciless in its death rate, which means each season brings new characters and settings to fill out its world.
George R.R Martin won’t write for Game of Thrones Season 6 (Time Magazine)
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin announced on his blog Friday that he will not be contributing to the sixth season of the HBO show.
Game of Thrones Season 5 First Four Episodes Overview (Winter is Coming)
Screeners are officially out, and the critics are starting their warm up blasts as they make their way through the first four episodes.
‘Game of Thrones’ Spoilers: George R.R. Martin Releases Sansa Stark Excerpt From Book 6, ‘Winds Of Winter’ (International Business Times)
George R.R. Martin came under fire last week when news broke that the “Game of Thrones” TV show would outpace his books. Now, in an effort to not lose fan’s approval, the author has hit the throttle on getting the sixth book finished.
***Update Monday 13th April***
Game of Thrones: Your essential primer for season 5 (The Guardian)
As the fifth series of Game of Thrones arrives, we revisit the clans of Westeros and consider where we left them at the end of season four
God, Power and Game of Thrones (Time Magazine)
In “Game of Thrones,” heroes die wretched deaths, good is often unrewarded, and evil grins in gleeful triumph. Repeatedly, the series, set in mythical but recognizably medieval times, proves very modern.
Explore Game of Thrones with this minimalist website (Boing Boing)
Designer Nigel Evan Dennis was looking for a creative outlet and he found inspiration in the HBO series Game Of Thrones. On his website, Where The Wildlings Are, Dennis delves deep into the world of Westeros with beautifully designed maps, timelines, character portraits, and more.
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