After a first season that adhered fairly closely to the source material, Game of Thrones moved away from absolute adherence to the structure of George R.R. Martin's second volume, A Clash of Kings, and the third season looks primed to continue that tradition. That's both exciting and confusing for those of us who have read the books, as we know what to expect but not when to expect it. And because we want the reviews to remain safe for those readers who haven't read the books, we need a place to talk about those changes.
This is that place: a discussion thread for those of us who have something to say about the changes, adaptations, alterations, and deletions as A Storm of Swords is transformed into the third season of Game of Thrones.
The rules are simple: anything in the third book is fair game, but let's not spoil beyond that, at least for now. (This may change, depending on where Season Three takes us.) So this thread is safe if you've read A Storm of Swords, and unsafe if you haven't.
If this thread proves popular, I'll keep linking to it in my reviews of Season Three so we can continue the discussion.
And now, to get us started: What part of the books are you looking forward to most this season?
• The discussion thread for Season Two, limited to the material in A Clash of Kings
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