Who else is really ridiculously excited for the season 2 premier of Game of Thrones this evening?
I have a tremendous soft spot for all period piece dramas so I knew Game of Thrones and I were going to be great friends from the start.
Following the first season, I couldn't help myself, I had to know what was going to happen next so I grabbed book 2, A Clash of Kings (yes book 2 not 1), and have read constantly until about two days ago when I finished book 5, A Dance With Dragons. Let me just say that thus far the entire series has been beyond incredible. If you are a fan of of the show I highly recommend reading the books. Although, I am kind of kicking myself at the moment because George R.R. Martin has yet to announce the release of book 6, The Winds of Winter, and patience is not something that I was blessed with!
Not only am I extraordinarily pumped to see the action of book 2 unfold before my eyes, but I'm also really eager to lay eyes on the newest character additions to the series. We'll be meeting quite a few new faces: Stannis Baratheon, Brienne of Tarth, Margaery Tyrell, Melisandre of Asshai, Davos Seaworth the "Onion Knight", and Ygritte the wildling are amongst the many.
Having already read through book 5 I feel a world away from book 2 and the happenings of the second season of Game of Thrones, so although I already know ultimately how things will evolve I believe I will be watching with fresh eyes.
Have you read the books? Do you watch the show?
"Winter is coming!"