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First Teaser Trailer for GAME OF THRONES Season 2 Released

Fans of Game of Thrones by HBO are able to get their first sneak-peek at season two of this amazing show, based on the series by George R. R. Martin.

Lots happens in the quick snippets we see, including the old queen getting toted away, John Snow staring out into the wilds beyond the wall, Danerys having an intense moment about conquering her old home, and more.

Season two of Game of Thrones is set to premiere on HBO on April 1st.

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The First 14 Minutes of Game of Thrones is Out!

Game of Thrones, the highly anticipated series coming out on April 17th at 9pm from HBO is based off of George R. R. Martin’s best-selling book.

This is a video I have been really excited to watch, and I am so happy that we are getting a little teaser of the show a few weeks early. I can’t wait to see how the story on the TV screen lives up to the book. That accuracy is definitely going to make or break this show, thanks to the millions of loyal fans of the original story.

Having said that though, it does look pretty epic, and I am interested to see how the story progresses visually. The show is warned to have lots of violence, sexual content, and general mature stuff, but they kept this sampler pretty clean.

What do you think? does it fit with the feel of the book and live up to the expectations? If you haven’t read the book, does it seem like an interesting enough show that you’d watch it, even without the back-story?

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Song of Ice and Fire Giveaway and New Poster for the HBO Show

This contest expires at noon EST on Monday, March 14th, 2011.

With the upcoming release of A Dance With Dragons in July, Tor.com is giving away not one, not two, but three sets of the Song of Ice and Fire series so far.

Remember, this does not include the fifth book, but the first four. Still, that’s a great prize!

It is super easy to enter. All you have to do is go to the contest page on tor.com and comment, and you’re entered! Only one entry counts, and they will draw the winners randomly.

Again, you must enter by noon EST on Monday, March 14th, 2011.

Good Luck!

Also, in the same vein, there’s a new official poster for the Game of Thrones television show on HBO coming out next month on Sunday April 17th at 9pm.

In celebration of this upcoming series, Lytherus will be posting a Game of Thrones book review and summary the week prior for those of you who are unfamiliar with the story.

[via tor.com]