GAME OF THRONES Author George R.R. Martin Shares His Design of The Iron Throne

ironthrone3We all know the Iron Throne that is shown in the HBO series Game of Thrones is quite impressive, but apparently, George imagined something a bit more… dynamic:

“The HBO throne has become iconic. And well it might. It’s a terrific design, and it has served the show very well. (…) And yet, and yet… it’s still not right. [My] Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few. This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended.


I have to admit, I really like George’s illustration, but I can see how that probably wouldn’t work in the small screen, but something like that would definitely look pretty awesome on the big screen.  But either way, I still think that throne is probably not the most comfortable seat in the world.

via Page to Premiere.


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