Two Game of Thrones art posts in one day! It’s a Leap Day miracle!
So last season the official image from HBO was dear departed Ned Stark sitting on the Iron Throne in all its pointy glory, raven by his side. Clearly that cannot be the art for season 2.
Considering that the 2nd book in the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin is called A Clash of Kings, the art below makes a whole lotta sense. We’ve got Joffrey on the Iron Throne, Stannis Baratheon plotting away on Dragonstone, Renly Baratheon paired with Tyrells, and Robb Stark as King in the North. Not to mention Daenarys on the other side of the Narrow Sea. Everyone grasping for the crown, grasping for the right to rule.
Note the detail of the hand grasping the crown covered in cuts and bruises. We are in for a bloody season.