A Game of Thrones Books
A Game of Thrones is an award-winning HBO television series that follows the power struggle for the throne of Westeros. In the first season, Cersei Lannister becomes queen, and a 13-year-old boy named Joffrey is proclaimed King. Ned Stark, Robert’s chief adviser and closest friend, tries to unseat Joffrey but ends up dead in battle.
The series begins with Song of Ice and Fire, a novella set 90 years before the main series. It includes The Hedge Knight, The Mystery Knight, and The Sworn Sword, as well as the edited version of The Sons of the Dragon. While the novellas are not required reading, they’re a great way to expand your knowledge of the series’ history. And if you’re a fan of the series as a whole, you can check out the novels written by Terry Pratchett.
The first book follows the lives of King Robert, Queen Cersei, and the other major characters of the series. The series also features characters from the past. During the second book, we learn that a young Ned Stark was murdered by a tyrant. However, we are introduced to the youngest son of the Stark family, Jon Snow. Jon Snow is also the first to meet his mother and sister, Arya. Jon Snow is also the son of the former King Ned Stark.
The third book begins with the Lannister family’s struggle to regain power. Robert is mortally wounded in a hunt and names his son Tyrion as Protector of the Realm. Ned knows that Joffrey is not his heir and asks Littlefinger’s help to install his brother Stannis as King. Littlefinger agrees to the plan, but is later betrayed by Cersei and imprisoned. Afterwards, Jon discovers two strange dead bodies in the riverlands.