Amazon. I'm happy to see it finally available, and I do hope that people give it a shot, obviously, if only to see that it is a much more interesting book than the first one. Yes, it only covers half of A Clash of Kings, but it is still a larger and more thorough work. No, there won't be a printed edition of this one (not that I am aware of, anyway). If you do end up reading it, please feel free to leave a review at Amazon. Feedback is always appreciated.
In other Ice & Fire-related news, I just realized that a decade+ long dream is coming true: A Game of
And later, hopefully, I will be able to add some of my favorite characters - Ser Jaime Lannister, Roose Bolton, and of course the ever delightful Janos Slynt.
Man they announced this back in July 2013, and now I know. That deluxe Daenerys figure does look impressive, though. The Jon Snow figure I'm not all that interested in, but I see that there are several more figures slated for release next month: Khal Drogo, Ned Stark, Tyrion Lannister and a terribly expensive Arya Stark statue. Of these, only Ned's figure looks like a figure I'd like to have on a shelf (but he does have a very shelf-ish pose); I think it's weird they aren't producing the figures to scale with each other (Tyrion will be just as tall as Ned, unless I'm mistaken). Peter Dinklage is a fantastic actor but he just doesn't look like Tyrion; Khal Drogo, too, I find not bearing enough resemblance to the book character; and I would never shell out so much money for an Arya Stark figure. It's a small girl with a knife. Now, a statue of Ser Gregor Clegane in full armor, that would be interesting to me personally; or Melisandre, striking a spell-slinging pose. Maybe Jaime, complete with hand-on-a-string around his neck. Could be cool. Or the direwolves. Oh well, I suppose that statue will sell out fast enough.
Soon, Game of Thrones: Season 3 will be released on DVD and Bluray (and maybe it has already released where you live, I think we're getting it a little later here in the North). I've been avoiding the teasers featuring some of the bonus material because I want to save it for the day I can actually enjoy the actual discs, but I am looking forward to this as well.