What is the Game of Thrones About?

A Look into Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin’s popular novels have reached millions of readers and viewers in all corners of the world. The first book in the series A Game of Thrones Audio Book was first published in 1996. The series takes place in Westeros and Essos. The books follow different perspectives of various characters in Westeros and Essos.

A Look into the Series

The series created by George R.R. Martin follows the perspective of 31 characters in the books. There are three dominant stories that interconnect throughout the series. The three interwoven stories are the war among families for control of Westeros, the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen to return to her kingdom with her brood of dragons and regain the Iron Throne, and the burgeoning threat of the supernatural Others living in the northern borders of Westeros.

The books allegorize different aspects of society. The broad strokes that George R. R. Martin implemented into his books have won him critical acclaim and popularity with non-science fiction readers. The books tackle several topics on religion, sexuality, morality, and politics. The series is also more real compared to other books in the science fiction genre. Martin also utilizes shifts in perspectives to effectively develop his characters and give the different points of view of each family in the series. This method also allows the readers to learn more about the different characters and why they act the way they do.

The moral ambiguity, sex, and violence portrayed by the characters give the series an edge. Readers are always on the edge of their seat not knowing what will happen to their favorite character. There is no protagonist or villain in the conventional sense when one reads the Game of Thrones. The first book in the series is called A Game of Thrones, which is followed by A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons, and two forthcoming books called The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.

The first book in the series has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 20 languages. The books have also been adapted into board games, videogames, comic books, and card games.

TV Adaptation

The immense popularity of the books have led to a TV adaptation. The cast of the series includes Sean Bean (Lord Ned Stark), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Rory McCann (The Hound), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), and several other actors and actresses.

Not surprisingly, the series has been nominated for several awards and have also won a few. Peter Dinklage won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series during the Emmy Awards in 2011. The critical acclaim of the series has reached different parts of the world. Millions of viewers worldwide have embraced the series and its various themes. Themes on politics, sexuality, moral ambiguity, and a vast range of other themes have made the series popular.