When the shadows of winter approaching, hitting the Seven Kingdoms divided by blood feuds. The members of the Night Watch by the Wall guard, preparing for the great cold and the walking dead who invariably come. Elsewhere …
… In the icy regions beyond the Wall, is an army of outlaws together. They have the wild magic of this ijswoestenij and prepare for an invasion of the Northern Empire, where the young Robb Stark only be as short crown. Robb Being tormented by bitter feelings – his sisters are gone, loss, death or at the mercy of the cruel child king Joffrey, who ruthlessly cracked down rules the South. It is not a question of if, but when the battle will begin.
Since the death of King Robert the succession dispute to the Iron Throne increasingly fierce rage on. So warns Robert eldest brother no means to empower black magic to fratricide. Claims are Yet without result. Clearly Queen Cersei everything will turn to reign Roberts son is grown on everything. A task. Because while the enemy advancing towards the capital, Cersei has her hands full with the many court intrigues. It is not clear what the cunning and manipulative goblin Tyrion Lannister always exactly performs in his shield.
The North Country, where as usual the Starks rule, have now arbitrarily appointed a king, Robb Stark. With his armies he pulls against the perfidious Lannisters to avenge. The murder of his father. But while its heritage remains virtually undefended, open to a surprise attack.
With his gripping and comprehensive chronicles the loves, lives and ambitions of the Starks, the Lannisters and all the other great families of the Seven Kingdoms, housed in the books of The Song of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin created a masterpiece which he knew himself to an audience of millions to bind worldwide.
Far beyond the mighty ice wall that protects the northern border of the kingdom since time immemorial, stirring up long-forgotten enemy. But everyone’s gaze is directed to the south, to the court where the mighty Lannisters strong players. After all, the power of the king is waning, his hand under suspicious circumstances come to an end, many are out on their own gain.
Yet there are still loyal subjects. The Starks of Winterfell example, hard and unyielding as their frozen domain. If the king against his sentence Eddard Stark appoints his new hand, both he and his family are involved in the most comprehensive power struggle ever, the perilous game of thrones.
One of the questions I get often is if you should read the GoT books. Some people are surprised to know that the Game of Thrones TV show is based off a book series, but the name of the book series isn't Game of Thrones, it's a Song of Ice and Fire. And then you have the name of each individual book.
The first in the series of Song of Ice and Fire is Game of Thrones and Clash of Kings, and so on, but what to answer to the question "If I'm just a show watcher should I read the books if the show basically sums up the entirety of them in 10 episodes?". Well, the answer to that is that maybe the books are doing an enormous amount of storytelling, they give you more information on one topic that you could hope for.
Remember that one guy in that one scene? Well, it turns out he has a name, a background story. His aunt was related to one of the main characters, and one time he sat next to Ned Stark and they shared a dirty joke, and so on and so forth. Get what I'm saying? Better example is during The Red Wedding. During a, you know, Robb, Catelyn and his wife are getting destroyed.
George makes you feel almost as though you're there with how detailed everything is, right down to the food in the show, you just know that Rob and his homies are there and they all get f*cked up.
I started reading the books because a buddy of mine let me borrow it, and shortly after he died so I was kind of compelled to read it in his memory. Then it came to certain things you know you like, and you're so into it that you want to know more about it, you go into it more.
Anyways, back to the original question. Sorry, the Game of Thrones television show, in my opinion, is an alternate universe to what happens in the books, and it's an abridged version basically.
If you're a casual fan who just wants to keep your experience to just watching the show, that is completely fine. But if you're also curious and you want to dive into more about the world, feel free to pick up the books. I'm sure you can find them at a discount price on eBay or Amazon. But do be warned: if you do go into it, George Martin doesn't write it as fast as you'd think. So you'd finish the fifth book but be prepared to wait like a few more years for the six book.
I also highly recommend starting with the first book, because even though it follows the first season almost the letter, there are several plot points they leave out that you would be confused about later if you start off on the fourth book. So, yeah, if you do decide to read the books let me know in the comment section. If you're already reading them, let me know where you are.
I will be covering all the books in the series in this blog, so stay tuned!