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'Game of Thrones': as you prepare for Season 2 (+video)

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As with any megastar media sensation (see Potter, Harry and Middleton, Kate), "Game of Thrones," which returns Sunday on HBO for a second season after establishing itself as a cult favorite, has spawned a bevy of books.

The show, based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels, chronicles the violent dynastic struggles in fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros for control of the Iron Throne. From book to TV show to mega-acclaim, "Game of Thrones" is spawning yet more books for die-hard fans to enjoy.

First up is the “Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones,” an official companion book by show writer Byran Cogman to be released by Chronicle Books and HBO this fall. Entertainment news source the Daily Blam describes it as “a visual companion to the series that provides behind-the-scenes stories and details about transforming the bestselling book series to the screen.”


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