See Game of Thrones' plot mapped out like the London tube system

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Apr 9, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT (Updated)

When you think Game of Thrones, you think subways, right?

Well, one artist did. The somewhat bizarre image above is courtesy of illustrator Jonathan Roberts, who recently lent his art to The Lands of Ice and Fire, a map book covering the world of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga (the basis for HBO's Game of Thrones, in case you're one of the two people who didn't already know that). Among the illustrations Roberts contributed to the book was a "Journeys" map documenting where all the major players in the saga have traveled in the books so far (including 2011's A Dance with Dragons). If you've read the books, or you don't mind being spoiled a bit with regard to where characters end up (and sometimes where they just end), you can see that map by clicking here.

After completing the "Journeys" map, Roberts noticed that all the character lines he'd created resembled a subway system map, so he stripped away the map itself, re-styled the lines to make them look like a London tube system diagram, and removed the names to avoid spoilers. The result is an odd but fascinating little piece of art that will have old fans studying it and new fans wondering. If you haven't read all five books, you might not know what half of this map means, but some things are obvious. We know Jon is in the North, we know Daenerys is in the East, and we can tell that many characters center around King's Landing. 

So, how long until someone decides to make one of these for Middle-earth?


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