Game of Thrones season 7 premiere paid homage to Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince, claim fans

FP Staff

Jul,18 2017 20:54 06 IST

Game of Thrones season seven premiere titled 'Dragonstone' now has an extra significance for readers of George RR Martin's book series the show is based on.

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Jim Broadbent in his Game Of Thrones premiere. Image via Twitter

Not only did the show accommodate Britian's most popular singer, Game of Thrones also threw in references to Britain's most iconic novels.

Fans pinpointed this to a scene between characters Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) and archmaester Marwyn, the man tasked with training him at the Citadel.

During the scene, Tarly expresses his desire to access the "restricted area of the library" in order to acquire the material that'll help him with his archmaester training but is refused access by Ebrose (Jim Broadbent who played Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter).

Harry Potter fans were quick to jump into action recalling that Hogwarts' library also featured an area known as 'the restricted section' which contained dangerous books on dark magic (this is the place Harry sneaks into to find information on Horcruxes, the objects through which Lord Voldemort preserves parts of his soul in order to keep himself alive).

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Tom Riddle - the teenage Voldemort - also asks Professor Slughorn for access to 'the restricted section' of the library.


The Twitterati went into a frenzy because of the Game of Thrones Harry Potter reference: