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HBO Renews Game of Thrones For Fourth Season


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Jon Snow should not be looking so miserable, given the news that was just released!

HBO knows a hit when they see it. They have renewed Game of Thrones for a fourth season. It was a foregone conclusion based on word of mouth and interest. The season premiere of Game of Thrones: Season 3 drew 4.4 million viewers, a jump of more than 13% from episode one of Season 2. Take into account that Season 3 only takes us through a majority of A Storm of Swords—not the entire book—and a Season 4 had to happen.

After that though, things get interesting. Will the HBO writers meld A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons into one semi-cohesive story as George R. R. Martin always intended them to be? I would imagine so. Watchers would never go for a season without Jon, Dany, and Tyrion. It would kill the series.

This is all exciting for me. Years and years ago, I read A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. I loved them. I loved them so much I didn’t read the third book. I knew that George had more books to write and I’m not one to jump into a series without it being complete.

But HBO has now forced my hand. I picked up the new mass market paperback of A Storm of Swords featuring the HBO dragon art and I am now reading. It’s such a joy to return to Westeros. Now, I just have to keep ahead of HBO.

I should be able to do that with this news!

So revel, all of you! More Game of Thrones on HBO!

Winter is coming a 4th time!


2 Responses to “HBO Renews Game of Thrones For Fourth Season”

  1. Justin in Dayton says:

    Wow…didn’t know you hadn’t read Storm yet. I just finished it a few weeks ago and finished Feast last night. There are so many holy shit moments in Storm…you’re going to love it. Thanks for the update on season 4!

  2. You don’d have read A Storm of Swords yet? The book is terrific. You hate it. You love it. You know nothing. Shawn Speakman. The best is coming.

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