Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television series in history! But did you know the series was inspired by the popular book series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin! Well yes must be already aware of that and wanted to read the books to live this epic fictional tale of dragons, magic, battles and of course the throne!
Some people think that they have already watched the series and they may not enjoy the books. But that’d not at all true. See if you have ever watched a movie based on a book and read the book as you will find there is a lot of things that are unexplored in its adaptation. And when it comes to the Game of Thrones series, you will find a lot that will excite you! And if you haven’t watched the series yet then it will be a jackpot for any reader anyway.
This article features all the Game of Thrones aka A Song Of Fire and Ice books in order so that you can easily follow the order and read them. But before we start our list, we would like to discuss the author of this amazing series.
About the Author –
As we have mentioned earlier the book series is written by George R.R. Martin. He was born in 1948 in New Jersey, America. He writes in various genres such as science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He started writing short stories at the age of 21. He had also written for TV series but soon he found himself being restricted by the producers of directors and all he wanted to do was to write a story on his terms. And that’s where he left the writing for TV and started out writing novels.
And that’s when he started writing the A Song Of Fire and Ice series, the first book of the series, The Game of Thrones was published in 1996. It got a huge response as well. And there are many books in the series that were listed in the New York Times bestselling books.
And that’s how the full series came into the picture. He put a lot of effort into the books and that clearly seen in the books and to some extent in the TV series as well.
Now let’s start the list of Game of Thrones books in order.
Game of thrones books
A Game Of Thrones is the first novel in the series and it was published in the year 1996. The book has won Locus Award and it was also nominated for other prestigious awards as well.The book introduces us to the characters and the Nobel houses, which include the Targaryens, Lannisters, Starks, and the Baratheon. Robert Baratheon is the king of the Westeros has now come to the North to ask his friend Eddard “Ned” Stark to become his hand after his former hand, John Arryn died.Just like here, there are numerous other plots going on around the several corners of the world, such as The Wall, and Across the Sea.The book features numerous plots and themes where a number of characters are introduced. There are many twists and turns followed in the story which will keep you interested throughout the book.
This one is the second book in the series and it was released in the year 1998. The book features the afterward events of the first book. The book features a civil war in the Westeros. On the other hand, the book also focuses on the events of The Wall after Jon Snow joined the Night’s Watch. Here they all are investing the matters regarding the unusual people beyond the wall known as the Wildlings.The story also features the plan of Daenerys Targaryen to conquer the seven kingdom s. The entry of Stannis Baratheon also takes place. Being the Baratheon, he also claims his right on the thrones. Robb Stark has been declared as the King in the North. Apart from this, the story also features The Iron Islands where Balon Greyjoy declared himself the king. The war among these people has been dubbed as the War of Five Kings.
The next novel in the series, A Storm Of Swords released in the year 2000. The book follows the events of the last book and takes the story forward. This one is the longest book in the series and in some countries, it split into two parts.The book follows the events from the War of Five Kings. Here a number of events are happening and every character is going through a major change. While the claims on the Iron Kingdom is only growing by more number of people and they all are trying to get ready for the war. Meanwhile, the King Beyond the Wall also making its entry into the story.
After a gap of five years, the next novel in the Game of Thrones (aka A Song of Fire and Ice) series released in the year 2005. This book is also divided into two parts. In these two parts, the story is moving forward simultaneously but with a different set of characters.The first book featured the locations around the Westeros while the second part focuses on the North, The Wall, and beyond the Wall.
A Dance with Dragons is the fifth book in the series and it was released in the year 2011. The book features some turning points in the lives of the main characters. Jon Snow is elected as the Commander of the Night’s Watch. Tyrion is also smuggled to the Daenerys Targaryen. The story features new places like the Free cities, the Slaver’s Bay, and places beyond the walls.
So these are the Game of Thrones books in order that you were looking for and we hope you found the article helpful. Although the series is yet to feature more books in the series which are already planned. Even though the T.V series has ended, fans are eagerly waiting for the next books as well, the books named as Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. So thank you for visiting us and you can check out other articles about various authors and their books in order.