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Inside Game of Thrones Preview: Giants and Mammoths

Courtesy of HBO, we have an exclusive excerpt from Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 and 4, written by Cat Taylor, assistant and official “keeper of scrolls” for Game of Thrones, as well as the lead writer on HBO’s Making Game of Thrones production blog. The first book in the series, covering the first two seasons, was written by writer and co-producer Bryan Cogman, and was a fantastic look behind the scenes, filled with photographs, interviews, VFX renderings, and concept art that showed the massive scale and complexity of the production, as well as the amount of talent involved in making it the visual splendor that it is.

This excerpt suggests that the second volume in the series will do the same, as it gives us an inside look at the appearance of the giants and the mammoths in “The Watchers on the Wall”:

The book hits shelves on November 11th, and can be pre-orderedat the HBO store. Here’s the full press release below:

Chronicle Books and HBO® Return to Westeros with
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4
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Visually Stunning Book Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of the Hit Series

San Francisco, CA—January 13, 2014—The award-winning hit HBO show Game of Thrones® has captivated millions of fans throughout the world with its compelling characters, intriguing plot twists, breathtaking sets, and enchanting elements of fantasy. As the show readies for its fourth season, Chronicle Books and HBO join forces on Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4, the sequel to the international bestselling Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones, which covered the first two seasons of the series. Over 192 full-color pages, this next installment in the official companion book series takes fans behind the scenes of seasons three and four, offering a look at the creation of the show’s award-winning visual effects, never-before-seen set photos and breathtaking production and costume designs, as well as in-depth examinations of key scenes and insight about the plot and production from the show’s cast and crew. The book will be available worldwide in Fall 2014.

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 is written by Cat Taylor, who has written for the “Making of Game of Thrones” production diary blog since 2010, and features contributions by show creators/executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, as well as George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series on which the show is based.

Filled with behind-the-scenes information and insights, Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 is an essential companion to the show that will enhance the Game of Thrones fan experience. 

About the Book
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4
By Cat Taylor, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and George R. R. Martin
9 x 11 in., 192 pp
ISBN: 978-1-4521-2218-2
$40 U.S.
Available Fall 2014

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