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Game of Thrones Season 4 Recap! The HBO Drama Returns Tonight!

While we have all resigned ourselves to George RR Martin’s writer’s block preventing us from ever getting our hands on The Winds of Winter (let alone A Dream of Spring), it is still a day for GoT fans to rejoice!  Season five of the fantasy drama premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO.  If you don’t have HBO, you may still be able to watch the premiere through the new HBO NOW streaming service.  Right now, it basically only works for Apple products, but more options are supposedly being added soon.

This season’s plot will mainly come from book five of Martin’s series: A Dance With Dragons.  Given the complexity and four dozen cast members in the series, you’d better brush up.  You haven’t the time to binge watch them all if you’ve dithered, but this handy recap video from CNET will take you through all of season four in TWO minutes and prepare you to return to Westeros!  Stay frosty, people.  Winter is coming.

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Trailer Time: Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer #3 *Break the Wheel*

Exciting news for Game of Thrones fans yesterday as Apple announced it has partnered with HBO to provide a streaming service for the premium cable channel.  The service will run $14.99 a month, but if you only have cable to have HBO, that’s a nifty savings.  PLUS it will be ready to go by the time Game of Thrones returns on April 12, 2015.  I can only hope HBO has locked George RR Martin in a bunker somewhere forcing him at gunpoint to finish book six, because this show is not slowing down for anyone.  Just over a month to go!

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Wonder How Big Those Dragons in Game of Thrones are Going to Get?

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So if you were wondering just how big those three dragons of Dany’s could get in Game of Thrones, George RR Martin has a helpful visual aid for you. This painting comes from a book he’s working on (no, not book six because that would be silly) with some collaborators called “The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones.” The book will tell the history of the world of Game of Thrones in detail and feature illustrations like this one showing Aegon Targaryen (an ancestor of Dany’s) riding his dragon, Balerion. The book is due out this fall and will help us through the season four to season five Game of Thrones drought (though not like BOOK SIX WOULD!). For a full description of the book click after the break, but you can imagine a dragon like this casting the type of shadow on King’s Landing that we saw in one of Bran’s visions last Sunday. Continue reading Wonder How Big Those Dragons in Game of Thrones are Going to Get?