A Song of Ice and Fire This article is about the series of novels. For the television adaptation, see Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin's inspirations included the Wars of the Roses and the French historical novels The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon. Plot synopsis The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world in which seasons last for years on end. The third story is set on an eastern continent named Essos, and follows Daenerys Targaryen, isolated from the others until A Dance with Dragons. Publishing history Overview Books in the Ice and Fire series are first published in hardcover and are later re-released as paperback editions. First three novels (1991–2000)  George R. When Martin was between Hollywood projects in the summer of 1991, he started writing a new science fiction novel called Avalon. —George R. Bridging the timeline gap (2000–2011)  Genre
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Westeros' longest war is starting to look a lot like America's | Television & radio When Game of Thrones finally – finally – returns on 6 April, the most eternal of authors George RR Martin’s conflicts will be an engine of the show’s fourth season: the battle between the men of the Night’s Watch, who guard the 700ft-high icy border of The Realm and the Wildling army that seeks to cross it. It is appropriate that the season will air in 2014, the year that most and potentially all US and Nato troops will depart Afghanistan – the scene of what feels like an endless, wearying conflict against a marginal enemy that operates as a sideshow from a proximate threat. Substitute the Wildlings for the Taliban and the White Walkers for al-Qaida, and Game of Thrones has a fair amount of wisdom to impart about an actual war. Even the most casual viewers will have noticed by now that Game of Thrones is, at its heart, a story about strategic follies fuelled by the arrogance of power. Rival noble houses of Lannister, Stark, Baratheon (more than one!)
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