Sorry HBO, the Book Version of the Iron Throne is SO MUCH Bigger and Badder

iron throne book drawing The third season of Game of Thrones may have just wrapped, but HBO and author George R.R. Martin have no plans of slowing down the series (except for that whole taking forever to write book 6 and 7 thing).

While Martin has always been involved in the wildly successful onscreen version, he recently took to his blog to express a bit of disappointment in the Iron Throne used in the show.

Martin said that while the HBO throne has a “terrific design” and is “iconic,” it just isn’t what he imagined. In fact, it’s at least six times smaller and way less full o’ swords. From Grrm.livejournal.com:

It’s not the Iron Throne I see when I’m working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It’s not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books… HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court… my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Seeks Robb Stark Look-Alike for Iron Throne Rubdown

Richard MaddenA 25-year-old woman from New Orleans is my new hero for creating a Craigslist ad describing an elaborate fantasy set in the world created by George R.R. Martin in A Game of Thrones.

In the post, filed under Casual Encounters, the Louisiana native describes a scenario where she is Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Dragons (Emilia Clarke) and her lover is Robb Stark (Richard Madden).

After arriving at King’s Landing and slaying Starks, Lannisters and all those who oppose her, Khaleesi takes pity on the eldest Stark son, throwing him in the dungeon instead of putting his pretty head on a pike.

The woman, proud owner of a replica of the Iron Throne from the show, brings the Robb look-alike out of his cell and makes “wild and passionate love with him, repeatedly” on top of it. From CL:

Please only respond to this post if you look like Robb Stark! I would appreciate pictures, but please, no names. In order to stay as true to the fantasy as possible, I ONLY want you to refer to yourself as Robb Stark. You will need to provide your own clothing.  Continue reading “‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Seeks Robb Stark Look-Alike for Iron Throne Rubdown”