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Game of Thrones: Books

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon January 30th, 2012, 2:40 pm

And the UK will be showing the new series the day after it transmits in the US - yayyy! No 6 month wait for it to make it's way over here.
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Post by Brenna » Mon January 30th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Lucky! We don't have HBO in our house, so we will still have to wait many, many months before we can watch it :-(
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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 30th, 2012, 6:24 pm

It's shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK. I don't think we have HBO?

Will you be reading the book first, Madeleine? I intend to read reading Clash of Kings in March. Well, that's the plan.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon January 30th, 2012, 8:35 pm

No we don't have the HBO channel in this country.

Yes Vanessa I hope to read Clash of Kings before it's shown, I'm planning on starting it after I've finished A Discovery of Witches, probably in around a week or two.
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Post by rebecca » Tue January 31st, 2012, 1:35 am

I thought 'The Winds of Winter' was going to be the final series in George Martins books. Now I read that yet another book is in the offing called 'A Dream of Spring' which leads me to question does the author ever intend for this series to end? Or like some other authors, will he milk it until by the 15th book I'll be too old to read the dang thing! :rolleyes:

As for the preview link, it sure is looking good :D can't wait to see it..I think it is being aired here on Austar/Foxtel in March/April. And the DVD of the first season finally goes on sale here in March, about time! :rolleyes: I shall be buying it! :D

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Post by lauragill » Tue January 31st, 2012, 3:39 am

It was announced some time ago that there would be two more books after A Dance With Dragons. The Winds of Winter is next, followed by A Dream of Spring.

Personally, I'd be surprised if Martin is actually able to wrap up all his various storylines in just two more books.

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Post by rebecca » Wed February 1st, 2012, 12:46 am

[quote=""lauragill""]It was announced some time ago that there would be two more books after A Dance With Dragons. The Winds of Winter is next, followed by A Dream of Spring.

Personally, I'd be surprised if Martin is actually able to wrap up all his various storylines in just two more books.[/quote]

And I bet Arya will still be 10 yrs old!!! :eek: as for 'Dream of Spring'...I'll probably be bald, toothless and incontinent when it's finally released :D :D

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 1st, 2012, 9:40 am

LOL. Don't forget the zimmer frame! :D
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Post by rebecca » Thu February 2nd, 2012, 12:55 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]LOL. Don't forget the zimmer frame! :D [/quote]

LOL Thanks Vanessa :D I think :p :D

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Post by laktor » Sun February 26th, 2012, 5:39 am

Ok, I'm about 600 pages into Clash of Kings and am determined to finish it before the HBO Game of Thrones, Season 2 starts in April. Why is everyone so enthralled with this series? I mean it's ok. I'll continue to read it and probably continue on with the rest of the series, but I don't find it to be anything special. It's certainly not a "can't put down" read. I'd probably rate it 6.5 out of 10 as a series, so far. There are way too many characters that I really have no interest in and even some of the main ones are pretty dull, such as Jon. My favourite character is Tyrion. Sure wish some of the others were as interesting as him. I just don't understand all the hype, really. It's just an average read for me.

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