Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon — James Hibberd
I loved Game of Thrones, both the book and TV series. To be perfectly transparent going into this review, I loved seasons 1-4 the most. 5-7 were still fun, and I did not like 8. Overall, the series was epic and a joy to watch, and it meant a lot to me being able to watch it over the course of 10 years.
Regardless of how I felt about the ending, the series was still a colossal effort to make. Even before reading this book, I knew scenes were filmed in different (often unforgiving) locations. It was a tremendous effort on both cast and crew to create and collaborate on such a huge project, and I don’t mind that the book focuses on everyone’s pride in creating it. It does focus on the triumphs and setbacks of creating the show from multiple perspectives (as opposed to answers about why X decided to do Y), so readers should be aware of that going in.
Interviews are also arranged chronologically in terms of GoT events, so it starts with season 1 and takes the reader along every season. I really enjoyed this blast from the past (I think I watched season 1 with friends after just finishing college, because I couldn’t afford a TV, lol. And HBO), and I blasted through the book in a couple of days!