New ‘Game of Thrones’ App Lets TV Fans Read the Books Without Spoilers
Despite everyone being more or less on an even keel now, Game of Thrones fandom has long been divided by viewers of the HBO series, and those committed to George R.R. Martin’s books. Spoilers fly in both directions, but a new official app from Martin’s Game of Thrones publisher enables TV viewers to sample the novels without fear of spoilers.
As brought to our attention by Entertainment Weekly, HarperCollins’ new Game of Thrones app enables viewers to enter their current position among the 40 HBO episodes, after which the app will display relevant passages, maps and more from the Song of Ice and Fire novels. It’s not exactly the same as reading the books, though it might come in handy for comparing the two mediums without accidentally gleaming additional spoilers.
HarperCollins also assembled a trailer of sorts, while a spokesperson says the app was “designed to allow new readers to relive iconic moments from the show, while getting a taste of George R R Martin’s writing.”
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, we know that casting on a number of other new roles suggests we’ll follow Samwell Tarly on his departure from the Night’s Watch, while others seemingly confirm we’ll pick up with George R.R. Martin’s discarded Iron Islands subplots, and additional locations point to a number of flashbacks. Apart from a list of directors, debate continually rages as to whether Kit Harington’s Jon Snow will participate in Season 6, even as Harington can clearly be seen in Belfast, and story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall in Season 6.
Game of Thrones secrets and debate between book and show will rage well into 2016, but could the new app start bridging the gap between fans?