Monday 23 October 2017

New Game of Thrones app explains Westeros to non-book reading fans

Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones
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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The chasm between Game of Thrones fans who have read the books and those who have just watched the TV is about to get a little smaller.

Those who have ploughed their way through George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire are clearly at an advantage when it comes to understanding the mythology, geography, and characters.

And they tend to have an insight into what's going to happen on the small screen.

For those who just watch the TV series it's a different experience but now they can up their Game with a new app that aims to give people who can't be bothered to read a similar insight as those who can.

A Game of Thrones: Get into the Books is an interactive iPhone and iPad app that offers 40 extracts from the books based on the the most important moments.

You can read up on big events like the Red Wedding and see how Martin originally wrote those scenes.

If you miss an episode you can catch up on the app.

It's free to download and Martin and fans of the series have had input into its workings so you can be sure it's pretty comprehensive.

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