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George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the second volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.(Due to the layout of the book, content is best viewed on a large-screen tablet.)Novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson are not George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the second volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.(Due to the layout of the book, content is best viewed on a large-screen tablet.)Novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson are not merely turning George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy A Game of Thrones into a graphic novel: They are meticulously translating one art form into another, and capturing the intricate nuances of Martin’s novels just as HBO is doing with the blockbuster series. The Abraham/Patterson collaboration is more than just a faithful adaptation. It is a labor of love—and a thrilling masterwork in its own right.Now, in the second volume, the sweeping action moves from the icy north, where the bastard Jon Snow seeks to carve out a place for himself among bitter outcasts and hardened criminals sworn to service upon the Wall . . . to the decadent south and the capital city of King’s Landing, where Jon’s father, Lord Eddard Stark, serves as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon amid a nest of courtly vipers . . . to the barbarian lands across the Narrow Sea, where the young princess Daenerys Targaryen has found the unexpected in her forced marriage to the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo: love—and with it, for the first time in her life, power.Meanwhile, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, accused by Lady Catelyn Stark of the attempted murder of her now-crippled youngest son, must call upon all his cunning and wit to survive when he is captured and imprisoned in the lofty dungeons of the Eyrie, where Lady Stark’s sister—a woman obsessed with vengeance against all Lannisters—rules. But Catelyn’s impulsive arrest of the Imp will set in motion a series of violent events whose outcome is fated to shake the world at the worst possible moment. For now is not the time for private feuds and bloodthirsty ambitions.Winter is coming . . . and with it, terrors beyond imagining.


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George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the second volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.(Due to the layout of the book, content is best viewed on a large-screen tablet.)Novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson are not George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel. This is the second volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.(Due to the layout of the book, content is best viewed on a large-screen tablet.)Novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson are not merely turning George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy A Game of Thrones into a graphic novel: They are meticulously translating one art form into another, and capturing the intricate nuances of Martin’s novels just as HBO is doing with the blockbuster series. The Abraham/Patterson collaboration is more than just a faithful adaptation. It is a labor of love—and a thrilling masterwork in its own right.Now, in the second volume, the sweeping action moves from the icy north, where the bastard Jon Snow seeks to carve out a place for himself among bitter outcasts and hardened criminals sworn to service upon the Wall . . . to the decadent south and the capital city of King’s Landing, where Jon’s father, Lord Eddard Stark, serves as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon amid a nest of courtly vipers . . . to the barbarian lands across the Narrow Sea, where the young princess Daenerys Targaryen has found the unexpected in her forced marriage to the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo: love—and with it, for the first time in her life, power.Meanwhile, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, accused by Lady Catelyn Stark of the attempted murder of her now-crippled youngest son, must call upon all his cunning and wit to survive when he is captured and imprisoned in the lofty dungeons of the Eyrie, where Lady Stark’s sister—a woman obsessed with vengeance against all Lannisters—rules. But Catelyn’s impulsive arrest of the Imp will set in motion a series of violent events whose outcome is fated to shake the world at the worst possible moment. For now is not the time for private feuds and bloodthirsty ambitions.Winter is coming . . . and with it, terrors beyond imagining.

30 review for A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Two

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    I thought the story picked up the pace a bit from volume 1, but that may just be because I was finally starting to remember some of what had happened in the original book and that made it start to flow better. Not that the first one was draggy, but this seemed faster and I wasn't as willing to put it down. I know a lot of people seem to hate the art (understandably), but it really didn't bother me. I just assume most everything published by Dynamite has sort of iffy art to start with, so I went I thought the story picked up the pace a bit from volume 1, but that may just be because I was finally starting to remember some of what had happened in the original book and that made it start to flow better. Not that the first one was draggy, but this seemed faster and I wasn't as willing to put it down. I know a lot of people seem to hate the art (understandably), but it really didn't bother me. I just assume most everything published by Dynamite has sort of iffy art to start with, so I went into it with pretty low expectations and was pleasantly surprised that it didn't burn my eyes. But. Yes, a lot of the faces looks very similar, so you have to pay attention to names and such if you want to keep the characters straight. Plot-wise, you're still in the 1st half of the story, so nobody's really been offed yet. But by the end, you'll start to see the beginnings of what makes these books so crazy and unpredictable when it comes to characters that Mr. Martin is willing to part with. All in all, this is doing exactly what I had hoped and is standing in nicely as a substitute for that enormous book. I honestly think it's helping me get a grip on some of these characters and their motivations better, and I'm definitlely getting a better feel for the world Marin created. Recommended for those of you who are looking for a shortcut through the books, or even (like me) a bit of help untangling some of the overwhelmingness of the plot.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Would you consider skimming through this as finishing the book??? Or......if you take it in another way.......would skimming through a book be 'dnf-ing" it?? Idk, this girl has had too many pages of useless words. Not to mention they're TINY AS SHIT!!! Who can read those pint sized letters at 1 am??!! Honestly, I have no idea what even happened in this book. Basically me throughout this whole thing: Wow................okay.............um......................my eyes feel tired...............can somet Would you consider skimming through this as finishing the book??? Or......if you take it in another way.......would skimming through a book be 'dnf-ing" it?? Idk, this girl has had too many pages of useless words. Not to mention they're TINY AS SHIT!!! Who can read those pint sized letters at 1 am??!! Honestly, I have no idea what even happened in this book. Basically me throughout this whole thing: Wow................okay.............um......................my eyes feel tired...............can something happen already??...........shoot, should I go to sleep now?.................ugh, this dudes boring...............omg, MORE SEX??!!.....................uh.....oh, and look at that......ANOTHER beheading..................*dies* So yeah, haha, I only screwed up my eyes and tore out all my hair in the process of reading this. not to mention getting EXTREME eye bags Happy reading, y'all!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    As a fan of A Game of Thrones, I am enjoying the graphic series. You can see that this is a labor of love. The colors and editing demonstrate how they stay true to George R. R. Martin’s books but realizing that the space and the format are limited. This book starts with Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow at Castle Black; Lord Ned Stark as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon, who is with Sansa and Arya at King’s Landing, investigating the former Hand’s death as the Hand’s tourney begins; Lady Catelyn St As a fan of A Game of Thrones, I am enjoying the graphic series. You can see that this is a labor of love. The colors and editing demonstrate how they stay true to George R. R. Martin’s books but realizing that the space and the format are limited. This book starts with Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow at Castle Black; Lord Ned Stark as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon, who is with Sansa and Arya at King’s Landing, investigating the former Hand’s death as the Hand’s tourney begins; Lady Catelyn Stark journeying home; Rob, Theon, Bran, and Rickon Stark in Winterfell, and Danerys Targaryen expecting her child across the Narrow Sea. As a bonus, at the end is an insider’s look at the process to transition the book to a graphic novel.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    I love to see the interpretation of the book and the time that wa spent to break it down into slo many different sections. A full set of these would be beautiful. It's so fun to see the graphic novel style depiction of the characters, which brings them to a fantastical life. The colors are again superbly done, and I also noticed a lot of the sizing differences that also help to tell the story, which was brilliantly done with the Lysa Arryn section. So beautiful, I always want more. 4-4.5 beautifu I love to see the interpretation of the book and the time that wa spent to break it down into slo many different sections. A full set of these would be beautiful. It's so fun to see the graphic novel style depiction of the characters, which brings them to a fantastical life. The colors are again superbly done, and I also noticed a lot of the sizing differences that also help to tell the story, which was brilliantly done with the Lysa Arryn section. So beautiful, I always want more. 4-4.5 beautiful stars

  5. 5 out of 5

    Annie ⚜️

    I wasn't sure if I'd like this but it reminded me of what I loved about the original story without 10 pages detailing a belt buckle and before the story got so insane and they started killing everyone willy nilly. Plus, bonus, reigniting my secret love for Sandor Clegane, The Hound. It's okay though because he kind of looks like my husband minus the burns. I wasn't sure if I'd like this but it reminded me of what I loved about the original story without 10 pages detailing a belt buckle and before the story got so insane and they started killing everyone willy nilly. Plus, bonus, reigniting my secret love for Sandor Clegane, The Hound. It's okay though because he kind of looks like my husband minus the burns.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Wren (fablesandwren)

    Honestly I have nothing new to say about these graphic novels. The story is the same, so if you don’t like boobs and a thousand characters to remember, then I would say the graphic novels aren’t for you. The art is pretty, but like too pretty in my opinion. Everyone looks like a model when most of the people are supposed to be having some weird look to them. Like Aria is supposed to be mistaken for a boy all the time. And the women are unrealistically skinny and perky. Idk, It just wasn’t for me. Honestly I have nothing new to say about these graphic novels. The story is the same, so if you don’t like boobs and a thousand characters to remember, then I would say the graphic novels aren’t for you. The art is pretty, but like too pretty in my opinion. Everyone looks like a model when most of the people are supposed to be having some weird look to them. Like Aria is supposed to be mistaken for a boy all the time. And the women are unrealistically skinny and perky. Idk, It just wasn’t for me. I’m glad other people enjoy them though. This will be my review for volume 02 – 04. I don’t feel like trying to say the same thing but differently three times.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Manisha

    This was another great installment of the adapted novel. Even though I’m not a huge fan of the artwork (which seems a bit clumsy and rushed), the story itself is still good. As I stated before, this is a great graphic novel for those who have already read this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Emelie

    Uhmm, well. It was interesting to experience the world of ASOIAF through a different medium. Having read the books and watched the series, I was curious to see how the graphic novel would approach the story. I mean, the story itself is lovely, with all the plots, different characters and what have you. But the drawing style I didn't appreciate too much. Partly because I'm now so used to the actors looks and portrayal of the characters they play, but also because all the characters in the graphic Uhmm, well. It was interesting to experience the world of ASOIAF through a different medium. Having read the books and watched the series, I was curious to see how the graphic novel would approach the story. I mean, the story itself is lovely, with all the plots, different characters and what have you. But the drawing style I didn't appreciate too much. Partly because I'm now so used to the actors looks and portrayal of the characters they play, but also because all the characters in the graphic novel were drawn so standard like and cartoon-pretty. I thought a few styles were interesting, like how Jon and Theon were drawn. But yeah, like. Nice story, obviously, drawing style okayish but the series looks are better. But a nice afternoon read when the Swedish-Slovenian football game were so boring anyway.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    The art is a little bit better than in the first book, but is still way too cartoonish for my tastes as an adaptation. You can tell that the artist is pouring alot of himself into the art, but it just comes out as seeming to be over-doing it. The characters, especially the women, pretty much all look the same and are pretty much all drawn at the same (20-ish) looking age. Good thing they have different lenght and color hair, or I could never tell them apart. And Dire Wolves should not look like b The art is a little bit better than in the first book, but is still way too cartoonish for my tastes as an adaptation. You can tell that the artist is pouring alot of himself into the art, but it just comes out as seeming to be over-doing it. The characters, especially the women, pretty much all look the same and are pretty much all drawn at the same (20-ish) looking age. Good thing they have different lenght and color hair, or I could never tell them apart. And Dire Wolves should not look like big fluffy pupies in any way, shape, or form! The colors... they are way to bright and "clean" for such a setting. Even the exterior rainy days are shown as being "bright". The story... if you haven`t read the books or seen the series, you may find yourself lost. There are big chunks missing. That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that these chunks are sometimes later refered to in the graphic novel and the reader is left wondering what the hell are they talking about?... like I said, read the book or Watch the series for those missing chunks. Ah well, putting this on the shelf next to the first book where its spine'll look nice and it'll gather dust for the next 30 years or so.;

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ray

    This second volume of Game of Thrones Graphic Novel series is just as awesome as the first one. I dug out my paperback of A Game of Thrones as I read this graphic novel and went through that again along with this one. The verdict for this is the same as it was for Volume 1. Beautiful illustrations. Near perfect story, in-line with the original book. Exact same dialogues. Perfect as the original book. Absolutely loved it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jen • Just One More Page

    This review is also posted on my blog. (view spoiler)[So I finished that a lot faster than I intended to (I don’t even have my next book in my possession yet), and I’m having a very bad brain day today, so we’ll see what I can do about this review. I know I liked it a lot better than the first volume, and it irritated me far less. All the women’s faces still looked the same, but there were fewer naked breasts than last time and the ones that were seen didn’t seem Enlarged for Your Pleasure - p This review is also posted on my blog. (view spoiler)[So I finished that a lot faster than I intended to (I don’t even have my next book in my possession yet), and I’m having a very bad brain day today, so we’ll see what I can do about this review. I know I liked it a lot better than the first volume, and it irritated me far less. All the women’s faces still looked the same, but there were fewer naked breasts than last time and the ones that were seen didn’t seem Enlarged for Your Pleasure - plus, out of the three pairs, two were exposed only for the sake of breastfeeding. So, yay? I’m grumpy that Dany had a grand total of one short section in the entire volume - like, maybe five pages. And in that short section, there were a lot of random unnecessary shots of her (perfectly firm and supple) breasts with visible nipples. Because it’s Game of Thrones and you just can’t not have visible lady nipples. I guess. But I’m glad that the character appearances and dialogue seem to be more accurate to the book descriptions than to the show. (Aside from Sansa and Dany being drawn to look more 16-18 rather than 11 and 13.) I’m grumpy that everyone’s hairstyles seem either too modern or exactly the same to everyone else’s, and that it looks like all the volumes of the graphic novel version of ASoIaF will only cover the first book, and maybe not even all of it. But I like how it gives me a chance to re-experience the story in a faster, more accurate and more visual way, even though it was physically painful to see everyone be such undamaged babies again. Overall: I heavily enjoyed this volume and found far less wrong with it than I did the first one, but I’m sorely disappointed that Dany only got a handful of pages and that the progress through the story seems to be going to slowly. I’m not sure if I’d recommend this as an alternative to reading the original novels, but they’re definitely a great supplement to the already existing fan! (hide spoiler)]

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ivy

    5 stars Another enjoyable graphic novel of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. The looks of the characters is very good. Can't wait to read A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, vol. 3!!!! 5 stars Another enjoyable graphic novel of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. The looks of the characters is very good. Can't wait to read A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, vol. 3!!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Kotar

    Volume 1 was crisp, fast, and exciting. This is the literal incarnation of the messy middle. I don't see why you can't cut more out for a graphic novel. Meh. Volume 1 was crisp, fast, and exciting. This is the literal incarnation of the messy middle. I don't see why you can't cut more out for a graphic novel. Meh.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joana

    3.5 stars

  15. 5 out of 5

    book.to.frame

    I’m enjoying the recap of the series in graphic novel form.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Connolly

    I love the books and the show and I'm enjoying these a bunch too. Though at the pace they are going they won't finish for another 20 years. I love the books and the show and I'm enjoying these a bunch too. Though at the pace they are going they won't finish for another 20 years.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Avinash

    Not as good as the first part, I deducted a point because of the art and bonus stuff. It doesn't mean that they were not good. I just feel that tommy had more impressive settings and events in book 1. this time he had less such opportunity but even in the panels where he had the opportunity he wasn't able to impress me as he did in Vol.1. The Hand’s tourney was one of the examples. He did great job in other scenes though. Coming to bonus stuff I really liked the preface by GRRM in last book, whi Not as good as the first part, I deducted a point because of the art and bonus stuff. It doesn't mean that they were not good. I just feel that tommy had more impressive settings and events in book 1. this time he had less such opportunity but even in the panels where he had the opportunity he wasn't able to impress me as he did in Vol.1. The Hand’s tourney was one of the examples. He did great job in other scenes though. Coming to bonus stuff I really liked the preface by GRRM in last book, which obviously can't be in each volume. This time the additional content was about the process of adapting the novel in to a graphic novel and it was explained with the Hand’s tourney scene. It had the actual novel pages then the adapted graphic novel script, captions and panel details. Which was followed by all the corrections then the illustrations, coloring and calligraphy. It was all good but somehow I had this feeling that it was all finished in hurry and they did it because they had to not because they enjoyed it. They certainly wasted a lot many pages in my opinion, this wasn't the case with vol.1 bonus stuff. I really enjoyed every page of that. Now coming to good parts, I really think they did a wonderful job with story adaptation. Adapting almost 200 pages of a novel in to a graphic novel with less than 200 pages of actual story is difficult. Sometimes you miss smaller but important subplots or interesting incidents, obviously it's impossible to cover every detail but as I said they did a commendable job. I like the part where Mya stone took Catelyn to Irri. They didn't show that in HBO TV series and I was not really expecting that in the graphic novel as well but was pleasantly surprised that they dedicated 3-4 pages to it. This is one of the best thing about these graphic novels, even with all the limitations of the medium they are closer to ASoIaF series than the TV series and this really encouraged me to read these graphic novel far more than anything else. Even the artwork for those pages was simply superb. The full page panel of Irri was the best panel in the entire book in my opinion. The volume ends with Jaime-Eddard skirmish. Looking forward to read the next part.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I'm enjoying the graphic novel adaptations of one of my favorite book series-they certainly have their work cut out for them. The artwork is striking and appealing-my favorite of this collection was the depiction of the Eyrie and Catelyn's long climb by moonlight. It's a simple enough idea, but I thought it was clever of them to color-code the narration points of view, a neat adaptation of the POV chapters in the original novels. In both volumes 1 and 2, the creators have closed with a behind the I'm enjoying the graphic novel adaptations of one of my favorite book series-they certainly have their work cut out for them. The artwork is striking and appealing-my favorite of this collection was the depiction of the Eyrie and Catelyn's long climb by moonlight. It's a simple enough idea, but I thought it was clever of them to color-code the narration points of view, a neat adaptation of the POV chapters in the original novels. In both volumes 1 and 2, the creators have closed with a behind the scenes look at adapting something as huge and complicated as the Song of Ice and Fire series into a graphic novel. It's fun to read about the process and get visuals of the different stages of creation. I'm very impressed with both the art and the storytelling-I'm glad they're not even through the first book-all the more for me to devour.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Damian Dubois

    If they continue to only pack 6 issues into one volume, 24 issues for one novel we are effectively looking at 28 of these volumes overall which would equate to 168 issues. Ambitious project, much? Well, whether they end up doing all of them in this manner remains to be seen but in the meantime I'll enjoy them as they are released. The artwork is fantastic just like the first volume but special mention must go to the depiction of the Horse Gate in Vaes Dothrak and the Eyrie in the Vale. Simply bea If they continue to only pack 6 issues into one volume, 24 issues for one novel we are effectively looking at 28 of these volumes overall which would equate to 168 issues. Ambitious project, much? Well, whether they end up doing all of them in this manner remains to be seen but in the meantime I'll enjoy them as they are released. The artwork is fantastic just like the first volume but special mention must go to the depiction of the Horse Gate in Vaes Dothrak and the Eyrie in the Vale. Simply beautiful. Roll on March and Volume III. Simply can not wait for it!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dimitra

    Beautiful! Amazing! Gorgeous illustrations with great details and great script! It was so much fun to read!!! I also loved the "making-of" part at the end. Awesome graphic novel, well done to everyone involved!!! Beautiful! Amazing! Gorgeous illustrations with great details and great script! It was so much fun to read!!! I also loved the "making-of" part at the end. Awesome graphic novel, well done to everyone involved!!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    The second book in this brilliant adaptation. Yeah, I'm probably biased because of my existing love for ASoIaF, but I'm seriously enjoying these books! The second book in this brilliant adaptation. Yeah, I'm probably biased because of my existing love for ASoIaF, but I'm seriously enjoying these books!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I got this second volume as a Christmas gift and I love it. Well I don't love everything that happens but you know what I mean! The graphics are great and I'm looking forward to the rest of them. I got this second volume as a Christmas gift and I love it. Well I don't love everything that happens but you know what I mean! The graphics are great and I'm looking forward to the rest of them.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Love! This has been done exceptionally well. so happy to be experiencing the beginning in a whole new way. Onto volume 3...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aneesha

    Another amazing volume. Loved it. Better than the first volume. 5/5 stars.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Fox

    A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel reading continues and... continues to not greatly impress me. While it's nice to see an alternative adaptation to the television show, the artwork of these graphic novels really doesn't appeal to me. The style is too close to the typical anime/manga style to feel truly medieval or otherworldly and some of the designs are so egregious as to be downright disturbing. In particular, the direwolves look less like wolves than they do like blobs of color with muppe A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel reading continues and... continues to not greatly impress me. While it's nice to see an alternative adaptation to the television show, the artwork of these graphic novels really doesn't appeal to me. The style is too close to the typical anime/manga style to feel truly medieval or otherworldly and some of the designs are so egregious as to be downright disturbing. In particular, the direwolves look less like wolves than they do like blobs of color with muppet muzzles. It's... not great. That having been said, the books are somewhat saved by the accuracy of the adaptation from book to comic. The plot is closer to that of the books than the show, and much of the dialogue is lifted straight from the book itself. The pacing is decent, and in particular the attention to detail when it comes to rendering the settings is quite good. The Vale and Riverrun, for instance, are both rather great. The Iron Throne itself is the insanely massive, nearly comical, thing that it was in the books and other artistic renditions. All of this is nicely in its favor. Nothing, however, could really save me from the character designs. The characters don't look so much related as they do traced from the same basic design. Renly, Theon, and Jon might as well be the same person - as would Gendry, were it not for his haircut. Sansa and Catelyn are essentially clones, which would work a bit well were they heights not also quite similar. Lancel and Joffrey, likewise, are indistinguishable - with the occasional Viserys thrown into that mixture as well. I wanted to enjoy these, and on some level I did, just not quite the way I would have liked to have enjoyed them.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Adrian

    This is another great re-telling of the Game of Thrones books. It seems like this one comes close to finishing up book 1 and maybe goes a little into book 2 some (of ASOIAF). If you don’t have the time to read the novels, these graphic novels do a great job of hitting all the main parts with excellent drawings. Like I mentioned in the last review, all of the characters seem to be depicted as more beautiful than described in the books (and as cast in the TV show – for the most part). Some charact This is another great re-telling of the Game of Thrones books. It seems like this one comes close to finishing up book 1 and maybe goes a little into book 2 some (of ASOIAF). If you don’t have the time to read the novels, these graphic novels do a great job of hitting all the main parts with excellent drawings. Like I mentioned in the last review, all of the characters seem to be depicted as more beautiful than described in the books (and as cast in the TV show – for the most part). Some characters are more true to their book description though. Reading this graphic novel makes me remember why I liked the books as much as I did. There are only four graphic novels in this series and there does not appear to have any more coming out. I wonder where the last one ends at and why there are no more. All of the authors involved are busy with other things, perhaps?

  27. 4 out of 5

    Whitney Stanfield

    I am a huge GRRM fan so this book was right up my alley. the classic story with amazing illustrations.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Man, when a story's good, it's just GOOD, you know? This adaptation of Martin's original novel has its flaws, certainly, but man did I ever get sucked in to it. Daniel Abraham has done a damn fine job getting the essential bits into these issues without making you miss anything he's left out. The way he's structured it actually sucks you in more than the TV show or book due to its brevity -- it just zooms right along (although I do prefer both of those to this version). It is a little hard for m Man, when a story's good, it's just GOOD, you know? This adaptation of Martin's original novel has its flaws, certainly, but man did I ever get sucked in to it. Daniel Abraham has done a damn fine job getting the essential bits into these issues without making you miss anything he's left out. The way he's structured it actually sucks you in more than the TV show or book due to its brevity -- it just zooms right along (although I do prefer both of those to this version). It is a little hard for me to distinguish how much I like Abraham's version of this story because I just plain love this story so much. Like, where does my love of the characters and narrative stop, and my appreciation for this version begin? Honestly, I have no idea, and I don't really care to spend much more time thinking about it. I do still have some issues with the art, specifically the way the characters are drawn (the scenery and backgrounds are quite impressive). This is going to sound weird because I don't really know how to articulate it, but none of the characters have relatable faces. (I really don't think that's the right word but it's the best I've got.) It's like Patterson is so concerned with the details on his character's faces that he forgets to give them that thing that would make them all unique. They all look the same to me. A good example of this phenomenon would be the Buffy comics. Some of the older, lesser quality Buffy issues have the characters with faces that look a lot like Patterson's in this series, and yeah, they're anatomically correct and look like people, but their faces have no character. In contrast, Georges Jeanty's Season 8 renderings of all the characters, while not matching any of the actor's faces in any sort of photo-realistic way, always managed to capture their spirit. Not sure when Vol. 3 is coming out, but I'm in whenever it does. I am a junkie for this story. (And I promise next time not to bitch about the art again . . . I'll just link back to this review and my review for Vol.1 instead.)

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cami

    3.5 I don't know why, but volume 2 seemed less exciting than the first one. Maybe it's because I already know what's going to happen, or maybe it's the fact that they try to cram a million words in one panel alone. Again, a lot of surprises with how the characters look. (view spoiler)[ Catelyn accuses Tyrion of trying to kill Bran and she captures him. Her sister Lysa is introduced, who I knew wasn't as attractive as Catelyn, but I never remembered her being fat. The weird thing is that usually 3.5 I don't know why, but volume 2 seemed less exciting than the first one. Maybe it's because I already know what's going to happen, or maybe it's the fact that they try to cram a million words in one panel alone. Again, a lot of surprises with how the characters look. (view spoiler)[ Catelyn accuses Tyrion of trying to kill Bran and she captures him. Her sister Lysa is introduced, who I knew wasn't as attractive as Catelyn, but I never remembered her being fat. The weird thing is that usually when you breastfeed, you lose some of that weight in your stomach. Since she's been breastfeeding Robert since he was born, you think she would LOSE weight, not gain. And the kid looks like a dying child, he probably weights like 40 pounds! Ned's idiocy also grows as he continues to investigate Jon Arryn's death. Littefinger warned him SO many times about asking questions about the Lannisters because that's how the last Hand got killed, but he obviously isn't putting 2 and 2 together. What's even worse is that Littlefinger was actually trying to save Ned's life, even though he's in love of Catelyn. We all know Baelish is a snake so the fact that Ned got so many warnings and never listened is sad. Poor, naive Ned... (hide spoiler)]

  30. 4 out of 5

    Namitha Varma

    Covers much more than the HBO series, thank goodness. However, I'm starting to feel that the artist isn't too good with faces, especially women's. The features - the nose, the lips, the eyes - all seem similar among various characters. Covers much more than the HBO series, thank goodness. However, I'm starting to feel that the artist isn't too good with faces, especially women's. The features - the nose, the lips, the eyes - all seem similar among various characters.

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