You can't say that about book two, not really. The Blackwater is a really major event that contains a whole episode's worth of plot, at least, and the impending battle is a major point through the entire book to that point. I'm really not worried about it. As for bloodshed... I don't think that's in any doubt. How many beheadings did we see season one, complete with blood spurting from the neck? Two in the first fifteen minutes of the pilot, at least!
Congrats to Peter Dinklage on the Emmy, well deserved, he makes that show, and if I will expect him to make the rest of the series as well…
I’ll bet half of the Blackwater will just be CGI of burning ships. While a good chunk of plot develops out of it, there are only a few scenes they need to hit, no catapulting captives I’ll bet.
It was great that Peter Dinklage won the Emmy. Didn't get to watch it, but I just imagine him standing there holding the award and in my head I remember the little bit of flavor text after "All dwarves are bastards" from the book.
I just started the 2nd book, 40 pages in. I figure since I read on break mostly it'll be mid October before I finish it. Also, dug into my stash of old Dragon Magazines and pulled out the one that converted Song of Ice and Fire into playable D&D (3.X when it was worth playing). Interesting read, spoiler heavy.
On the 2nd season. I'm interested in the new characters, especially the Stark bannermen since some were glossed over or never mentioned in the TV series. Greatjon Umber, got most of the time but was his name ever mentioned. Bolton Roose, who led the sacrificial force south, then went guerrilla to slow the Lannister's 2nd force.
Thats great, Peter honestly looks stunned, as does his wife. I guess he really didn't expect to win this.
BTW, looked up his bio on IMDB, has a nice quote of him up there regarding his stature:
"When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humour. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs."
New teaser out for season two (somehow, I could not get a link to the HBO vid, so here it is on TV.com)
Why didn't anybody tell me Natalie Dormer will be Margaery Tyrell!
Dutch actress Carice van Houten as Melisandre, this will be so awesome. She's really good. And I just finished reading the first book.
This is the first series of books I have re-read in a long time. In fact, I started over with "A Game of Thrones" immediately after finishing "A Dance With Dragons." It was different, I'd say better the second time.
Take 2 of these.