A Game of Thrones season 2 starts tonight, grab season 1, the books, and your wallpapers now!

George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones returns to HBO tonight, kicking off season 2 in what will no doubt be sex filled, blood soaked, rip-roaring style. Winter is still coming (something those of us in Canada understand all too well -- the wall looks like our driveways in January!), politics is still being played, armies are marching, and... there be dragons.

While the new season is exclusive to HBO (or similar channels internationally), you can still catch up on the first season, and enjoy all the books, on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad right now.

Game of Thrones Season 1

The HBO production of A Games of Thrones is simply gorgeous, especially on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad Retina display, or in 1080p on the new Apple TV. The full first season is available on iTunes and includes not only the 10 episodes proper, but a bunch of special features as well.

Even if you don't want to buy the season, you can grab six free specials about the various great houses of Westros.

$38.99 - iTunes - Buy now

A Song of Fire and Ice books and audio books

The entire A Song of Fire and Ice series so far, including A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons are widely available as both eBooks and Audio books for you to load up and enjoy on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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A Game of Thrones wallpapers

Just get a new iPad or have an iPhone just waiting to get decked out for the new Game of Thrones season? Here are your Game of Thrones wallpapers in full Retina resolution. Just save them to your Camera Roll, size and position them to perfection, and your iOS device will be ready and waiting for winter!

Lastly, if you've watched it, jump into our Movies & TV Forum and give us your Games of Thrones season 2 thoughts. Good as the book? Better? Watching now or waiting for it on iTunes?

Rene Ritchie

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