12/26/2012 08:39 am ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

5 Best Game Of Thrones Episodes (VIDEO)

This was originally posted on Chronicle Books' blog:

Bryan Cogman, here. I'm Executive Story Editor on Game of Thrones and have had the privilege of writing three episodes of the series. I collaborated with the wonderful folks at Chronicle on the new book, Inside HBO's Game of Thrones, which hit bookstores last month.

I hope fans of the show will enjoy this visual companion to the first two seasons of our series, which features extraordinary photography (much of it from our ace unit photographer Helen Sloan), concept art, costume sketches, and remembrances from our cast and crew. And the collector's edition, available through and, features a bonus book: Game of Thrones: The Storyboards, which collects some of the best work from the first two seasons by our fantastic storyboard artist Will Simpson.

To celebrate the release of this special book, I thought I'd share my top five personal favorite episodes from the first two seasons. Of course, it was very hard to choose, as I love them all... but here goes.

SPOILER WARNING. You might not want to read this if you haven't seen the first two seasons of "Game of Thrones."

5 Best Game of Thrones Episodes