Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2 by Bryan Cogman

By Bryan Cogman

HBO's Game of Thrones reigns as cable's highest-rated sequence. This professional significant other ebook offers enthusiasts new how one can input this fictional global and realize extra concerning the cherished (and reviled) characters and the electrifying plotlines. countless numbers of set photographs, construction and gown designs, storyboards, and insider tales exhibit how the show's creators translated George R. R. Martin's best-selling myth sequence into the area of Westeros. that includes interviews with key actors and staff participants that catch the easiest scripted and unscripted moments from the 1st seasons, in addition to a preface through George R. R. Martin, this certain quantity, certain in a lavishly debossed padded conceal, bargains particular entry to this unheard of tv sequence.

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On this spot, where a handful of simple fisherfolk dwelled, Aegon began his conquest of the Seven Kingdoms, building his first crude holdfast on the highest hill out of wood and earth. The holdfast would one day become the Red Keep, and the site where Aegon first came ashore would become his capitol: King’s Landing. With a burgeoning and diverse population of some half million people, King’s Landing is the largest and fastest-growing city in the realm. Sprawling over three hills and along the shore of Blackwater Bay, its manses, storehouses, brothels, and markets pile on top of one another and are surrounded by a high city wall with seven gates.

He’s had to undergo such a dramatic transformation, from happy-go-lucky, carefree kid to someone who has to depend on others for everything. He’s trying to deal with it, but I think there’s a dark side underneath. Another big part of his story is how he deals with losing his family: his father dying; his mother, sisters, and older brothers going away. He has to grow up really fast and take on a lot of responsibility. M A I S I E W I L L I A M S : I found a picture on the Internet of all the Stark children in the first episode.

There’s an easygoing quality to the character that comes from Richard himself, and it acts like armor against all ponderousness. R I C H A R D M A D D E N : Robb is one of the few Starks that isn’t a POV character in the books, which gave me a lot of freedom in building the character. I based a lot of him on Ned, as he has so much respect and admiration for his father. I think that’s the core of his character at the start of the series. But you begin to discover that Robb possesses some of the emotional volatility of Catelyn as well.

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