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You know nothing Jon Snow!

One word - Kit Harington.

Kit Harington is all you need to know...

Well, actually that is two words!

"I am hooked!" With the proverbial "Line and sinker" and all of the above with this HBO series! I began to read the books in 2011. I read all the books cover to cover in less than 6 months.

That was so fast for me. Of course, I physically read two of the books as they were not available for me yet on digital talking books.

The other books I listened to. I had all the physical books to refer to the list of characters and the maps!

I LOVE MAPS!

See below for the Game of Thrones Map of Westeros!

I have purchased all three seasons of the HBO series and I am not sorry. Well, I shared the cost with my kids.

I watched Kit Harington go from a very virginal blank faced character to a very brash young man wielding a big sword!

WOW! is all I can say.

They picked the right person for the job.


Pedro Pascal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington at event of Game of Thrones (2011)

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from IMDB

Poster of the Houses in Game of Thrones

For a better look at the poster below, click on the link below the poster. It is larger and you can read the names better.

How many people are in these books? A great chart of who's who in GOT

Houses and characters in Game of Thrones
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Watch over head for those dragons!

I really liked Tyrion from the start. As soon as I saw him with a book and how he explained that his smarts would help him, I knew I was going to love his character. What a great actor Peter Dinklage is!

I have enjoyed seeing how fast Arya Stark had to grow up and how brave she is. You will be amazed what she has to go through in the other books!

And then there is Daenerys Targaryen!

She has endured quite a lot and has surprised us all on how well she handles it all! If anyone deserves to sit on the Iron Throne it is Daenerys!

You will not be sorry to pay for the series so you can watch it again and again how the events unfold for the jam packed series of mayhem.

There are so many things happening in the books, I must say the series narrows it all down for the visual production.

Yes, it skips things and people, but it would be a full year of shows - eight hours a day to have all of it in a visual production.

I only felt that the torture scenes were overdone. I could not watch Reek Geek Sneek [Theon Greyjoy] get cut up. I am sorry, that is just wrong!

Now for season 4! I am anxiously awaiting the release of Season 4 on DVD and then in 2015 comes Season 5 to HBO!

Watch over head for those dragons!

Bottom line... Hodor Hodor Hodor...

10 stars, 4 A's etc.

image credit in poll: Game of Thrones image

Peter Dinklage 2011

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From IMDB

Added more since my original post of Season 3 review

I have decided to add all four seasons information and photos to this story instead of making a different story for each of my reviews.

Suffice to say I loved all the shows. After reading all the books I still am confused. This is normal for me and I am sure it is normal for most everyone even the ones who read all the books more than one time!

My son has read all the books. I read all the books in less than 6 months. I had to take a break a couple of times because the books are so intense!

Also my nephew aged 39 passed away suddenly of a brain aneurysm right in the middle of me reading the books. It was a very sad time.

Additionally I had to wait a month for the last book to come out! I was third in line in the house to read it.

So it probably will do me good to read one or two of them again.

I will do that before season 5 comes out in 2015.

This show is over the top many times for me in many areas.

I do not care for the blood and guts, but that is what happens in a lot of the books.

I am glad I am legally blind so I can not see too good what is going on.

I watch all the episodes with my son who is the expert on the books and the series. He is only 30 and is MENSA material.

He knows everything and if he does not he is not ashamed to say so and will research until he finds the answer.

So it is good to watch this with him so that I can ask him exactly what I cannot see or hear or understand.

It is great to have TV and movies of books that you like.

Even if things change from the book and the author says it is OK. This is the case of season four of Game of Thrones.

Some things I notice and will ask my son and he will let me know why he thinks they omitted this or that or why they changed this or that.

Such as why Gendry was with Stannis Baratheon. And what about that other baby? There was another baby that was left out completely!

My son says they omit things and add things to cut down the story line as these books would take years to show all what happens!

So, if you like sword and sorcery, murder and mayhem, fantasy and romance, intrigue and mystery, Game of Thrones has it all!


We bought the Iron Coin of the Faceless Man for my daughter's boyfriend for his Christmas gift. It is made from Iron and though smaller than the prop they use in the series, it is very detailed and priced right!

Game of Thrones: Fully Licensed Iron Coin of the Faceless Man
Game of Thrones: Fully Licensed Iron Coin of the Faceless Man

This coin is just awesome and priced right under $20.00!

 

Game of Thrones - House Sigils Poster

This is a great poster with all the House Sigils from the series and books.

You can see these sigils at the beginning of each episode of the series.

Did I mention I love MAPS!

Yep, I love maps any way you like. This one is really good!

Game of Thrones Map Wall Poster
Game of Thrones Map Wall Poster

Did I mention I love MAPS! This one is really good!

 

Map one from Game of Thrones - This link will take you away from this story, hit your back button to return.

Westeros map - the World map below is the same link
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Westeros map - the World map below is the same link

Want to see what happened to Joffery again???

Jack Gleeson as Joffery, did a good job of the little snot king. I hope that his next work in films will be different!

Add this pre-release to your wish list!

Pre Order Season Four on DVD - release date: February 17, 2015

World of Game of Thrones

Same link as Westeros map as well as other maps!
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Same link as Westeros map as well as other maps!

Looking for the travels map

I would love to see a map on the travels if Arya Stark! If you have seen a trek map like this let me know!

The link to the two Westeros maps has a map with the Kings road but I want to see a detailed map and how long it took Arya to travel!

“Web of Thrones” chart from a blog

Photos of the characters from Game of Thrones HBO series
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Photos of the characters from Game of Thrones HBO series

DVD or Watch Instantly at Amazon

You can order season one, two or three as a DVD or you can watch instantly per episode or all the episodes! Great choices!

Game of Thrones season 1 DVD

Season three Game of Thrones video short

Game of Thrones season 2

Brienne of Tarth
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Brienne of Tarth

Who is your favorite Game of Thrones character?

  • Tyrion Lannister
  • Cersei Lannister
  • Arya Stark
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • Jon Snow
  • Robb Stark
  • Jaime Lannister
  • Samwell Tarly
  • Bronn
  • Gendry
  • Brienne of Tarth
  • Jeor Mormont
  • other - list in comments please
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Brienne in real life from IMDB

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Ladies of Game of Thrones

see link for Gwendoline Christie for the photo in her series of photos at IMDB
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see link for Gwendoline Christie for the photo in her series of photos at IMDB

Brienne of Tarth is really pretty in real life - she is Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie
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Merrci 10 months ago from Oregon's Southern Coast Level 7 Commenter

Congrats on Review of the Day! I haven't read or seen this popular series, but it is on my list. Even more so after reading your lens. Thanks for sharing it!


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jillblogs 10 months ago

It's a fantastic series and I'm loving the books too. Jon Snow is definitely my favourite character although Daenerys and Tyrion come close.


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Ibidii 10 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@jillblogs: Thank you jill! Tyrion is top of the list for me!


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Ibidii 10 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@Merrci: Thank you Merrci and you will love the series as well as the books!


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SheGetsCreative 10 months ago from Seattle, WA Level 5 Commenter

Excellent show!


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PAINTDRIPS 10 months ago from Fresno CA Level 4 Commenter

Congrats on Review of the Day. I've never seen this before or read the books. Now I have to go see what it's all about.


AnneLeeMusings 9 months ago

GAH!! I've listened to all of the books on audio so now I've got "You know nothing, Jon Snow" in Roy Dotrice's voice running through my head. Arya has to be my favorite and I've been eying that coin you have here over on Amazon for a while now as it is the perfect Arya fan trinket. The scenes detailing Jon and Arya--who both seem to be misfits in the Stark house-- were some of my favorite and Jon's gift to Arya certainly makes him high up on my favorite characters list. He continues that caring for others theme all through the novels. Thanks for highlighting him and bringing more attention to this great book/TV series.


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Ibidii 9 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@AnneLeeMusings: Hello AnneLee, I would love to hear books read by Roy Dotrice! My books through the digital talking books for the blind are read by Mark Ashby, but has an awesome voice. Yes, Jon's gift to Arya is appropriately named. The faceless man coin is about the size of US Nickle, although not as thick. But it is awesome! Thank you for the comments! Lets hope it is not too long for the next book! :D


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Ibidii 9 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@PAINTDRIPS: Thank you Denise! I hope you enjoy the books and the series. :D


janfran_50 9 months ago

Thanks for the lens, Ibidii squid :-) I chose Daenerys though I do admire Tyrion Lannister. I read all the books (not happy having to wait a few years for the next one, though) so I haven't watched the series yet.


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Ibidii 9 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@SheGetsCreative: Yes, Upon, I love the show and the books! Can hardly wait for April and for the next book!


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Ibidii 9 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@janfran_50: Hi Janet, I hear ya, I can hardly wait for the next book! Let's hope that all the cash George is making from the books and HBO shows will inspire him to have it ASAP! Daenerys is awesome in that she has learned how to be a cool customer under stress! Tyrion is awesome because he has intelligence and patience. He sure has had a lot happen to him! If you loved the books you will enjoy the series. I thought they did a good job even though they leave out some things, but most tv and movies do that to books anyway... :D


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Ibidii 9 months ago from Northern California Hub Author

@AnneLeeMusings: Hi Anne, I just looked and the books are read by various authors! I had not realized that! Usually they have one person read a lot of a series. Guess that because the books were added over time they had different readers. :D

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