From the first moment A Game of Thrones took to the air on HBO last April, I was hooked. After watching the show, came reading all five novels making the A Song of Ice and Fire series (so far), and then came the web. People post fantastic artwork of characters and scenes from the series every day, as the phenomenon just keeps growing the anticipation for the second season and sixth book grows accordingly. Here are some of the best of ASOIAF artworks the web has to offer.
Robert and Rhaegar on the Trident
This scene actually happens before the events detailed in A Game of Thrones, showing the usurper, Robert Baratheon, dealing the final blow with his war-hammer to Rhaegar Targaryan at the battle of the trident. Robert later becomes king of the Seven Kingdoms.
Jaime Lannister on the Iron Throne
Still with scenes from Robert’s rebellion – Jaime Lannister, right after slayed the ‘Mad King’, pretty much finishing the Targaryen rule, just before Ned Stark arrived to take Jaime off the seat that was won for Robert.
Daenerys Targaryen and the Dragons
The most memorable scene, the one that ends season 1 of Game of Thrones and also the final POV chapter in the book, is Daenerys Targaryen coming out of the flames unhurt, with her three dragons, something everyone was waiting for since the moment those eggs were presented to her.
Bran Stark and the Crow
Bran Stark, the boy who loved to climb but ended seeing more than he could have ever wished for, costing him the ability to walk and his dream of becoming a knight. In his dreams (or visions…?) Bran keeps getting a visit for the three-eyed crow.
The Lord of Lightning
Moving a bit forward in time, this is Beric Dondarrion, who is mentioned in the first book and season, but his appearance his hardly memorable. Later on, as the saga continues… Lets not spoil it for those who haven’t watched past the first season or read A Clash of Kings just yet.
The Eyrie, the main seat of house Arryn, constantly described as impregnable. Tyrion Lannister is imprisoned there in the ‘Sky Cells’ until Bronn wins his freedom via trial by comat.
The Red Wedding
Well, this is another one from later on in the books, from the event known as The Red Wedding. We’ll not gonna tell you exactly what goes down there (happen in A Storm of Swords), but it’s probably the most gut wrenching chapter that George R.R. Martin ever wrote.
The Mountain and the Flower
Loras Tyrell, the Knight of Flowers, beat Gregor Clegane, the Mountain that Rides, in the Tourney of the Hand. The Mountain didn’t like that too much, and was about to obliterate the tiny looking Loras until someone intervened.
Starks vs Lannisters
Starks vs Lannisters, Wolves vs Lions. Not everything needs explaining.
It’s all pretty much Black & White on the wall, but mostly white. Having an annoying crow constantly mouthing off in your ear doesn’t help you take your mind off the cold, or the fact that there are wildlings, or Others/White Walkers.
Tyrion Lannister Reading
Couldn’t leave you without THE BEST CHARACTER in the books and on the show, Tyrion Lannister. He’s a dwarf, but he’s pretty much smarter than anyone else. Because he reads. A lot, or at least compared to the medieval setting population in the series. Even through fantasy books you get the message – Stay in School.