Dec
04

A Game Of Thrones Books In Order

Hailed as a fantasy classic, the Song Of Ice and Fire fantasy book series will be brought to life on HBO this spring. The series, titled A Game Of Thrones, is slated to focus on each of the books in the series. It’s rumored that each season will focus on a different book, similar to what HBO has done with the True Blood series.

If the series follows the books, A Game Of Thrones promises to be filled with magic, treachery, intrigue and LOTS of fantastic battle scenes. I’ve seen photos of scenes from the series and I have to say, it looks fantastic. I have to give HBO props for spending the money to produce such an epic tale (allegedly between $5-10M for the first pilot episode) and for signing George R. R. Martin himself as one of the executive producers. According to Martin, the show (dubbed “The Sopranos in Middle Earth”) is faithful to his work. I think we’re in for a great ride.

If you’ve not read the books, get started now. You’ll have a better understanding of the backstory associated with the main characters. To help get you started, I’ve listed the 4 books in the Song of Ice and Fire series below along with descriptions. Enjoy!

01A Game Of ThronesA Game Of Thrones
In a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their Army of The Dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land. A Game Of Thrones is the extraordinarily rich opening novel in the Song of Fire and Ice fantasy book series.


02A Clash Of Kings A Clash of Kings
Two great leaders are dead, victims of royal treachery. Chaos reigns. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. A princess masquerades as an orphan boy, a knight prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress, and wild men prepare to ravage the countryside. With fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel – and the coldest hearts. For with A Clash of Kings, the whole land trembles.


03A Storm Of SwordsA Storm of Swords
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms.

As opposing forces maneuver for a titanic showdown, a horde of mythical Others – a supernatural army of unstoppable animated corpses – is on the march. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable Storm of Swords.


04A Feast For CrowsA Feast For Crows
It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears.

It’s not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead.

It’s time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes – and their lives. For you see, at A Feast For Crows, many will be guests – but only a few will be survivors.

A Dance With Dragons by George RR MartinA Dance With Dragons
Due to the previous war, the fate of the Seven Kingdoms is unknown. Daenerys Targaryen, the true (and last) rightful heir(ess) to the throne rules with her 3 dragons in the eastern part of the kingdom. She has a multitude of enemies that would love nothing better than to see her head on a stake.

In the north there’s Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, a group of men dedicated to guarding their part of the kingdom which exists behind a towering wall of ice and stone. Jon is facing numerous challenges: he not only has to lead the effort to safeguard and protect the wall against non-human creatures, he also has to watch his back against internal foes.

As the opening notes of the funeral dirge are played and the long and arduous marathon of death begins, sworn enemies and adversaries become partners in a ballet of survival, as the A Dance With Dragons begins.

George R. R. Martin is slated to write 2 more books in the series:

6. The Winds of Winter
7. A Dream of Spring

I was so glad when A Dance With Dragons was released. I’m one of the thousands of fans that patiently waited a LONG time for that book. I’m also a big fan of the Game of Thrones HBO series – as if you didn’t know!

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32 comments on “A Game Of Thrones Books In Order

  1. I cant wait for Game of thrones to begin…This series will definitely live upto its expectations!!

  2. In Germany the four books have been split into eight books which I own, read and like a lot.
    But so far I don’t if is a good translation or not.
    After reading your post yesterday evening I could not withstand and ordered a copy of A Game of Thrones. Now I look forward to read the book in English…

    I really, really hope that one of the German TV channels will air the series.

  3. Oh wow! I loved this series, but it’s been a while since I’ve read it. I will have to dig it back out… it was a wonderful read. Martin is certainly a ruthless author though, and I loved that, because it meant I never knew what was going to happen, even to characters I liked!

    • India:

      Agreed! Thanks for taking the time to drop in and comment on the books. Hopefully others will take the plunge and start reading them. They’re so awesome. They’re the type of books that stay with you for years.

      Also, it should be really interesting to see the characters come to life on the screen.

  4. “He says he’s written most of A Dance With Dragons. ”

    Yeah; I think he said that about six years ago. Please, if you haven’t started the series, don’t. Wait until it’s finished (in a couple decades) and then read them.

    • I think the first 4 books in the series are great and recommend reading them now. Why wait when there’s a chance it might take years for A Dance with Dragons to be finished?

      The books have an awesome storyline that fantasy book readers will enjoy.

  5. Yaly on said:

    This books come translate in spanish? I’m good at english but I’m afraid of missing details reading in english. Do you know any information? Please reply!

  6. I have watched the first session of Game of Thrones and it is the BOMB baby! If I was krishna I would have all thumbs up. I’m hanging on the edge waiting for the release of this series on DVD. This is bigger than Harry Potter or Ben Hur if you will!! I’m buying the Books also, as I did with Harry Potter.

    • Troy:

      The Game of Thrones books are awesome and I’m really glad HBO decided to make it into a TV series. The casting is fantastic and I can’t wit for Season 2 to begin.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Andrew on said:

    I love this series of books. I am reading A Dance with Dragons now and its adictive as the last few. Though I have to admit that This one is more gripping than the last which in parts I found hard to read. Am enjoying this one more as it has more of the watch in. It also helps to make sense of some of the stuff that happens in the previous book so far am loving it. roll on the next one does anyone know any predicted release dates???

    • Hello. Are there 2 parts to “A Dance with Dragons”? thanks.

      • Yes there is – and thanks for pointing this out.You can find the second part in a separate book but I see that there is also a new book out that covers both under one cover.

  8. will the books series have an end or will he drag this?

    • webwriter02 on said:

      You know, I guess only the author could tell us that one. But he has a good rep for understanding his fans but he does take his time. My guess is he will find a good way to bring the series to an end when he is ready to. He has said he won’t start on the next one until next year and he has hinted that there may only be seven books total (he said seven kingdoms, seven gods, seven titles – you figure it out)

      But many feel he is worth the wait. Are you enjoying it so far?

  9. It’s hard waiting but I can’t complain. I only came to this series after having watched the HBO show. I was so thrilled with the show that I decided to buy the books and I am in awe of martin’s story telling abilities! I love his books and I can’t wait until the next one comes out.

    • So Victoria – have you checked out any of this other books? The man is a monster writer – just can’t believe what he puts out – he must not sleep!

  10. After seeing the series on HBO, I was thrilled and decided to buy the books. I saw the books years ago on bookstores but was engrossed in reading a different author. Since I have finished reading all the book of my favorite author James Rollins, I am now have sleepless nights reading the Game of Thrones series!

  11. seen the seies on HBO had to read the books just started them and i can put it down LOVE THEM CANT WAIT TO READ MORE FROM HIM

  12. flocker on said:

    I love all these books but when are the other 2, gonna come out? Can’t wait to read what happens

  13. I came across the HBO Series kinda by accident & I loved it :) I mentioned it to a friend & he got so excited (massive fan) & bought me the books for my birthday. I’ve never read a fantasy book in my life but I’ve gotta say I’m addicted & just can’t read them fast enough :)

  14. Bonnie on said:

    Just got into the books this fall and just finished the third one. It
    is impossible to put them down! My son also reads them as we pass them back and forth. Hope to see the HBO series soon.

    • And the fun things about today’s technology is you can get all caught up on the HBO show as well! Glad you are enjoying them, and I can’t wait for the next season to start.

  15. I’m not the biggest fan of reading like I once was but this story has brought me back to something I love and that is to read and this is an awesome read

    • I agree Derek – there just is really not much out there of this caliber. Glad to hear you are enjoying it. You might want to check out Ray Feist’s series if you like Martin’s series.

  16. Bryant on said:

    Just started this series after much anticipation. I have asked everyone about this series and heard nothing but good things and was recommended this series by several people based on my love for this genre. So far its amazing I hate that I waited so long to start reading these books.

    • Hey Bryant – The cool thing is that you have discovered this great new series. The bad thing is, now you have to wait for each new adventure along with the rest of us! Have you gotten into the television show yet?

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  18. kevin on said:

    I want to read the books but everyone I ask keep telling about prequel stories from a hundred years earlier or side stories. I just need the list of books that are what HBO are using for the show

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