Game of Thrones roundtable plus new eBook, “It Is Known, Vol. II”
By Winter Is Coming on in Merchandise, Press.

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, 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 and, 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 and co-author, with Martin himself, of The World of Ice and Fire), John Jasmin (co-founder of, Phil Bicking (founder of, 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.


  1. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Cool stuff

  2. Friend of Fire
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    can this be purchased on ibooks?

  3. juego de tronos
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I will read the preview and if it is worth, i’ll buy it.

  4. Abyss
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Are “And now he has a new ebook out” and “It Is Known, Vol. II” supposed to be links (I guess they lead to the same site as “the eBook on Amazon now”)?
    If so, they are broken. ;-)

    Actually, every link after “the eBook on Amazon now” seams to be broken.

  5. tysnow
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    My Big question concerning the TV adaption is Dany’s story line. Will the casual viewer be turned off by Dany staying put in Mereen for 3 or more seasons (4-6), many readers were. Of course that’s at the end of book 3 and all of book 5, but that will be spread over seasons 4 thru 6 for HBO. My feeling is they will. They will want her story to move forward and not be a 2 1/2 hour pit stop in a 5 hour race. So will D&D speed up her departure, remove or combine elements. The casual viewers who represent 75% or more of the audience is the biggest demo that HBO must please, so how will D&D keep them entertained while placating the hardcore fan base. How or what changes to this arc will they adapt for this medium.

  6. Friend of Fire
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink


    honestly i think dany will be fine in the Tv show and with Mereen building up to a great battle plus her riding a dragon will be awesome in my opinion, but then i may be naive in the sense that i am not pessimistic about the showrunners or the intelligence of the broaader GOT viewing audience.

  7. Kathrina Martinsen
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Probably this has been covered before, maybe even long ago. But I can’t help finding it somewhat – curious, that one of the authors is Amin Javadi, while the show’s composer is Ramin Djawadi …

    Any connection, or is this only in my mind? I know … I belong to the society which stalks the paranoid!

  8. JamesL
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    GOT cast on the Jonathan Ross Show-

  9. Drunken Fool
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink


    I think things will be fine, this is how I’m imagining things playing out…
    Season 3 will cover SOS through the defeat of the Yunkai. Season 4 will be about the taking of Meereen and will end with her deciding to stay there to learn how to rule and maybe introducing the shadow war with the sons of the harpy. Season 5 will be DWD until either her wedding or leaving with Drogon. Season 6 will be where they left off and would include her time out with Drogon and then material from TWOW.
    All in all, I think there will be plenty for Dany to do and plenty of intrigue to keep viewers interested, like Quentyn Martell.

  10. Arthur
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    OMG New GoT trailer playing Tron Legacy music was just on HBO…

    The Dragon was UNDERWATER!!!

    And it showed Ghost!

    Looked amazing!!!

    It was by far the best trailer yet!

    Please post it on YouTube!!!

  11. Arthur
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Benjamin Wakefield,

    Omg thank you so much!

  12. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    What Arthur said. I mean all of this is nice, but the NEW TRAILER!

    More Joff, yelling “I am the King!”
    A voice, sounding like Mormont, saying, “I forbid you to die.”
    Bran and others looking as if they were hidden somewhere.
    The dragons, getting bigger. Awesome.

  13. WildSeed
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    OMG New GoT trailer playing Tron Legacy music was just on HBO…

    The Dragon was UNDERWATER!!!

    And it showed Ghost!

    Looked amazing!!!

    It was by far the best trailer yet!

    Please post it on YouTube!!!

    dude, your excitement is contagious. ..stop it, I don’t have a kindle or iPad, so
    I’m excited but for everyone else whom will have great fun at this…………sad….
    sob….hiccup ):

  14. Jon
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Kathrina Martinsen,

    I think they are third cousins twice removed

  15. Antonio
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    The Dragon was UNDERWATER!!!


    I think it was just a reflection.

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