Game of Thrones – Another Epic Fantasy for Fans

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The Game of Thrones tv series or The Song of Fire and Ice book Series by George R. R. Martin has become very popular. Chances are you’ve heard about it or are watching the tv series which is currently in its second season. The Song of Fire and Ice series is an epic fantasy which spans centuries and takes place on two fictional continents called Westeros and Essos. The series follows three basic storylines; the battle of the kings in Westeros to take control of Westeros, the imminent rising of the dark Others from beyond the wall, and the path of Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons as she seeks passage back to Westeros to reclaim the throne for herself. There are currently 5 novels in the series with 2 more on the way.

  1. A Game of Thrones (1996)
  2. A Clash of Kings (1998)
  3. A Storm of Swords (2000)
  4. A Feast for Crows (2005)
  5. A Dance with Dragons (2011)
  6. The Winds of Winter (to be announced)
  7. A Dream of Spring (to be announced)

I have been enjoying the tv series very much and am certain the books must be better. I am about to begin reading the series as each tv season is based on one book…which means it’s going to take much longer to accompany the story by tv than by book. I find the storylines and the characters very captivating. An epic of this magnitude is rare and it has been wonderful to immerse myself in a new world as opposed to reliving the classics like Lord of the Rings, etc. The series is jam packed with action and you will not be bored for one second. Follow closely as there are many characters and they have a glorious multitude of connections to one another which lends the story that much more suspense. As I have yet to read the books I can’t extend this observation to them but for those that would care there is a fair amount of violence, sex, and moral ambiguity in the tv series but I don’t think it detracts from the story, rather, it lends itself to the brutality and raw nature of the places, people, and events. It brings a sense of a spiralling of the situation in Westeros, a kind of foreboding for what will come.

I recommend the series to anyone who enjoys epic fantasy (and don’t mind close to no magic). Have you read any of the Song of Fire and Ice books? Please let us know what you thought.

For more information about the author, the books, storyline, extra character information, please check out the links below.

http://georgerrmartin.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_houses_in_A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire

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