George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series has become one of the most popular and well-known pop culture properties of the past decade. Spanning multiple novels, companion books, and now multiple TV shows, the universe is huge, expansive, and not slowing down anytime soon!
Like many other books in the fantasy genre, “A Song of Ice and Fire” tells a sprawling and epic story of a fantasy world filled with danger, intrigue, betrayal, and plenty of supernatural elements. Set in a kingdom ruled by a precarious royal dynasty with powerful nobles and Houses plotting to gain power for themselves, Westeros is a dangerous and complicated place. Martin has also expanded this rich universe with prequels like “Fire and Blood,” the basis for the upcoming “House of the Dragon” TV series, and other spin-off material.
The main book series is the basis for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” adaptation, though the TV series, out of necessity, ended up writing way beyond where the books currently left off. . The fifth and most recent book was published in 2011, with two more books (tentatively titled “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring”) yet to come – although no official release date has been announced. . Until then, here’s a quick rundown of the entire series so far, what to expect from each, and what order to play them in!