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Game of Thrones Books in OrderIt is the phenomenon that has united a planet. It is the most fervently debated, most speculated, most anticipated event perhaps ever in the history of entertainment. Still unfinished, the source - the finest fantasy writing since the passing of J. Tolkien - is still unfolding. Readers can rest safe in the knowledge that for George R. Martin, the fabled genuine end is still yet to come
A Game Of Thrones Books
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. An assortment of disparate and subjective points of view confronts the reader, and the success or survival of point of view characters is never assured.
Martin wrote three separate novellas set ninety years before the events of the novels. The unfinished series of novellas is to continue to be published in a series of collections entitled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. The first of these, comprising the first three novellas, was published — with illustrations by Gary Gianni — in October , and in unillustrated translations earlier. Film or TV adaptations of the novellas are being discussed, according to Martin in He wrote that because HBO owns the TV rights to the setting of Westeros if not to the characters of the novellas , it would be preferable to have HBO adopt the novellas also. The first and second novellas were, in addition, adapted as graphic novels :.