The fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones starts tonight in less than an hour. I was able to score two bottles of Fire and Blood Red Ale before it sold out (I wasn't quite so lucky last time). The maesters predict that both bottles will be gone before the night has passed. I do not plan on letting them down.
While the first two seasons followed the first two books fairly close, season three failed to do so. HBO ended last season at roughly the halfway point in A Storm of Swords, presumably due to the massive amount of material to cover. It will be interesting to see how the fast paced and exciting second half of book 3 combines with the much slower (and frankly rather dull) book 4. I am hoping that HBO is able to piece together a combination of A Storm of Swords and A Feast of Crows that brings the latter book up to par with the other books in the series. Of course, there is always the chance that the second half of book 3 will fill the entire fourth season of HBO's version. There is certainly enough material to do so.
Time to pop the top on bottle number one and find out what HBO has in store for us.
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