I did not locate a dedicated Game of Thrones thread other than the 'Season 2' thread. So why not start one? I think this show is one of the finest currently on cable tv. Multiple story lines in a variety of exotic locations, with action, debauchery, intrigue, fantasy, heartache, and wonderful characters. My decision to watch this season before reading the book, I believe has paid off. What I'm not clear on does this season represent the entire 3rd book or will it split book 3 into two seasons?