A Game Of Thrones Books
‘When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.’
Arguably the most recognisable fantasy epic since J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, George R.R. Martin’s brilliant, bloody and brutal series A Song of Ice and Fire (and the phenomenally successful HBO series it inspired, Game of Thrones) introduced readers to an unforgettable world of warring houses vying for their moment on the throne.
Whilst A Song of Ice and Fire remains tantalisingly unfinished, fans now have the chance to explore a freshly reimagined Westeros in the new HBO and Sky Atlantic series House of the Dragon, adapted from the series novel Fire and Blood. Readers can also delve into the legacy of the dragon-riding House Targaryen in 2022’s The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty.
Immerse yourself in the history of one of Westeros' most notorious dynasties with this sumptuous, full-colour companion to the intrigues, adventures and dragons of House Targaryen, from the creative powerhouse behind A Song of Ice and Fire.
Read the Books in Order
The branching canons and miscellanies of genre fiction are commonplace to stalwart fans (Frank Herbert's Dune series, anyone?) but the unusual running order of A Song of Ice and Fire has been known to put off newcomers to the series. Have no fear though, the publishing order of the books is still the most sensible reading order.
The inspiration for HBO and Sky Atlantic's House of the Dragon
The first in a two-volume history like no other, stunningly illustrated throughout by Doug Wheatley. Welcome to the furious power of the last dragonlords and the bloodied chronicles of the Targaryens.
Deeper Into Westeros
CD Audiobooks & Gift Editions
Readers fatigue - the malady most feared by book lovers - is common to so many long series. Never A Song of Ice and Fire, however. Martin's is a story as broad as it is lengthy with action, scope and intrigue so, when embarkling on your reading odyssey, take no half steps and bound in. This Game of Thrones box set bundles together all five books, two of which are split into halves, and is the box set for book devourers. We're out of stock online but you can click and collect your set at your local shop.
Winter is Coming
Guides, games and gifts for all fans.
The HBO-Inspired Editions
With millions of fans watching the HBO show, the artistic direction of the series has defined much of the visiual identity for the newer audience. To mark the success, HarperCollins publishers introduced a set of the books with show-inspired cover art.
Our brief when we started working on a new look for A Song of Ice and Fire was to create covers that are beautiful, epic and would hint at the world George R. R. Martin has created. George’s books cover so much - family, relationships, politics, war - and we wanted the new look to reflect this epic scale. A key part of the brief was that the books should also appeal to readers who may have heard of or seen Game of Thrones, the HBO show based on the series, but aren’t familiar with the books yet."
Richard Augustus - Senior Art Director
The Making of the HBO series
Here Be Dragons: What Next After Game of Thrones?
With the TV show concluded and the novels in limbo, we recommend some fantastic fantasy literature for grief-stricken Game of Thrones fans.
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