Marc Kleinhenz, contributor at Tower of the Hand and editor of A Flight of Sorrows, organized a Game of Thrones Season 3 roundtable discussion featuring TV critics James Poniewozik and Maureen Ryan and Thrones fans Amin Javadi of A Podcast of Ice and Fire, John Jasmin of Tower of the Hand, Elio Garcia of Westeros.org, among others. I’m in there a bit too. It is published over at Corona Coming Attractions in two parts (part 1 and part 2).
Along those same lines, Kleinhenz has published a new eBook entitled “It Is Known: An Analysis of Thrones, Volume II”. It features all of the Thrones roundtables that he has moderated over the years, recaps and essays on the episodes of season 2, a history of Westeros and more. You can order the eBook on Amazon now. More details about the book can be found in the press release after the break.
“It Is Known, Vol. II” Out Now
Freelance writer Marc N. Kleinhenz has been around the George R.R. Martin block a few times: he’s written for Westeros.org and ToweroftheHand.com, convened many a roundtable discussion with leading TV critics on Game of Thrones, and was even the driving force behind the Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows anthology.
And now he has a new ebook out.
It Is Known: An Analysis of Thrones, Vol. II is a collection of nearly two dozen articles – two exclusive to this release – that delve into the very heart of the HBO series’s second season. Covering not only what was changed from the novels, but also why, as well as offering commentary on the character and thematic development seen across the season, the book is an indispensable companion piece to Game of Thrones.
Here’s a complete list of its contents:
Primers and Introductions – two concise-but-complete breakdowns of Game of Thrones’s 8,000-year backstory, including a recap of season one
It Is Known – all 10 columns analyzing the second season/book, covering the series both as an independent production and as an adaptation
Anatomy of a Throne – all four columns (plus one brand-new, exclusive installment), breaking down one specific scene from one specific episode in exacting detail
The Roundtable Discussions – five in-depth debates on the second (and third) season, featuring the exquisite expertise of Mo Ryan (TV critic for The Huffington Post), David Barr Kirtley (author and contributor to Wired), James Poniewozik (TV critic for Time), Doug Cohen (author and former editor of Realms of Fantasy), Elio Garcia (co-founder of Westeros.org and co-author, with Martin himself, of The World of Ice and Fire), John Jasmin (co-founder of ToweroftheHand.com), Phil Bicking (founder of WinterIsComing.net), and Amin Javadi (co-host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire)
Meditations on Being – two comprehensive essays, including one never-before-published, exploring the thematic structure of both A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones
It Is Known, Vol. II is available now exclusively at Amazon for $3.99 (that’s only two-thirds the price of A Flight of Sorrows with a word-count of 4,000 more words).
Even better, if you want to get totally caught up on Game of Thrones, the price of the first It Is Known has dropped to just $.99. You can veg out on a complete run of Martin goodness for less than five bucks!
Marc N. Kleinhenz has written for 19 sites, including IGN, Gamasutra, and Orlando Attractions magazine. He has co-created and –hosted two podcasts, including Sorrowful Men, and has had his creative writing published through Smashed Cat magazine and Alterna Comics, among others. Oh – he also likes mittens.