The Game of Thrones Books in Order - A Song of Ice and Fire SeriesYet, as epic as the storylines and visuals may be, the thing that perhaps draws us most to the series is the characters. While there are a ton of similarities between the A Song of Ice and Fire book versions of characters and the TV versions, there are several significant differences as well. Read the list to find out! The beloved Stark Mother, portrayed by the talented actress on the HBO series by Michelle Fairley, has an even more ominous ending than she does on the show. It's hard to believe it could get any worse than everything that went down in The Red Wedding, but low and behold, George RR Martin is always ready to deliver the goriest turn of events. In the books, things don't end for Catelyn at The Red Wedding.
Game of Thrones: Plotlines from the books that played out differently (or not at all) in the series
He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones , in , and it was published in Martin, who initially envisioned the series as a trilogy, has published five out of a planned seven volumes. The fifth and most recent volume of the series, A Dance with Dragons , was published in and took Martin six years to write. He is currently writing the sixth novel, The Winds of Winter. The point of view of each chapter in the story is a limited perspective of a range of characters growing from nine in the first novel, to 31 characters by the fifth novel. Three main stories interweave: a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others in northernmost Westeros, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen , the deposed king's exiled daughter, to assume the Iron Throne.
It was first published on August 1, In the novel, recounting events from various points of view , Martin introduces the plot-lines of the noble houses of Westeros , the Wall , and the Targaryens. The novel has inspired several spin-off works, including several games. It is also the namesake and basis for the first season of Game of Thrones , an HBO television series that premiered in April At the beginning of the story, Eddard "Ned" Stark , the lord of the North in the Seven Kingdoms, executes a deserter from the Night's Watch , the military order that guards the Wall on the Seven Kingdoms' northern border. On the way home to his castle Winterfell , he discovers six orphaned direwolf pups, which are adopted by his six children. Ned accepts the position when he learns that Arryn's widow Lysa believes Queen Cersei Lannister and her family poisoned Arryn.
Wondering what you'll do when Game of Thrones is over? Not ready to leave Westeros quite yet? Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. There are slated to be seven books in total, five of which are out already. The show officially "passed" the books at the end of season 5. Don't worry that you'll be bored by the books because you already know what happens. There's plenty of fun stuff that never made it from page to screen and okay—a few weird, convoluted storylines we're happy HBO did without.
The Game of Thrones series's storyline closely follows the story of George R. Martin 's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, but there are still some differences between books and series, especially in recent seasons. On this page, there is a list of differences such as additional scenes, character appearances, and chronological changes that can be found in the TV series Game of Thrones. Please note, that this list shouldn't spoil the next seasons. If anything spoils too much, please correct or delete. These differences can be found between the third season of the TV series and roughly the first half of A Storm of Swords , the third novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series.