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Listen up Thronies, we’ve got some news and beautiful art to share so put the swords in their scabbards and pour yourself some mead, it’s time for a Game of Thrones update.

There’s a rumor a’swirling about the continuation of HBO‘s smash hit adaptation of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series. As I’m guessing you know by now, A Game of Thrones is actually the name of the first novel in the series, not the name for the series itself. But HBO changed it when they named their show, and honestly, I think it works even better. Season two is fast approaching (Get here now, April!!) and fans have started wondering what’s the show’s future? Will book three, A Storm of Swords, which is quite lengthier than the first and second, be cut in to two seasons?

Winter is Coming reports seasons three and four, which are supposedly in the process of being ordered, will be filmed back to back. They’ve heard this from crew members who are being told to prepare for a long shoot somewhere in the future. This has many, myself included, guessing those two seasons will cover A Storm of Swords. Earlier interviews with showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss  led me to believe they were against splitting any of the books, but really, I don’t know how they thought they’d get away with that for long. Every book only gets thicker and after all the praise they recieved for how well they adapted the source material, needing to split books over seasons seems a no brainer.

For those who’ve read the books where do you think the split will come? I’m thinking somewhere around “The Red Wedding” since it’s such an, “OH SHIT!” moment. Maybe before so that wedding will be a season four opener, or right after with this HUGE cliffhanger at the end of season three. What I don’t remember, and maybe some of you can help me out, is how much happens after the wedding? (But please remember to note spoilers in your comments.)

Source: Blastr

 

Ready to be astounded and amazed!? This incredibly detailed map of Westeros and Essos is from Ron Guyatt. You need to spend lots of your time pouring over it to really comprehend the awesome. Or even better, you can buy your own for the steal of $20! I mean really, just look at this beauty and tell me you won’t be added it to your holiday gift list.

Guyatt writes about the map,

Which is referenced from over 20 pre-existing maps. This map includes over 250+ locations
Labeled on the map are: Seas, Bay’s, Islands, Regions, Lakes, Rivers, Ruins, Settlements, Cities, Mountains, Forests, Roads, Towers, The Wall … etc.

To my knowledge this is the most complete map ever made from the series as most preexisting maps only have main points of interest or focused on a specific region. To my knowlege the map covers an area over 25,000 Square Miles

Wow.

Source: io9

 

I bet you didn’t think I could find a prettier piece of kick-ass Game of Thrones art than that map, right? Wrong! Just look at this beautiful illuminated manuscript created by artist/cartoonist Bill Mudron. Look upon it and behold!

So incredible it seems wrong to label it as fan art. Inspired by Celtic manuscripts (think Book of Kells) this print is also available for purchase at $20 on Mudron’s website.

Who will be decorating their home with incredible Game of Thrones art? This girl.

Source: Nerd Approved

Category: Nerd Culture, TV

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