A Song of Ice and Fire
- A Game of Thrones (P:807) - (C:73) - August 1996
- A Clash of Kings (P:969) - (C:70) - November 1998
- A Storm of Swords (P:1128) - (C:82) - August 2000
- A Feast for Crows (P:978) - (C:46) - October 2005
- A Dance with Dragons (P:1040) - July 12, 2011
- The Winds of Winter - (Forthcoming)
- A Dream of Spring - (Forthcoming)
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A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. Martin began writing the series in 1991 and the first volume was published in 1996. Originally planned as a trilogy, the series now consists of four published volumes with the fifth expected to be published in 2011 on July 12 and two more planned. There are also three prequel novellas available, with several more planned, and a series of novellas consisting of excerpts of the main novels. One of these excerpt novellas has won a Hugo Award. The series has been translated into more than 20 languages and the fourth volume reached the top of The New York Times bestseller lists upon its release. Overall, the series has more than 4.5 million copies in print in the USA and sold more than 7 million worldwide.
The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world, primarily upon a continent called Westeros but also on a large landmass to the east, known as Essos. Most of the characters are human but as the series progresses other races are introduced, such as the cold and menacing Others from the far North and fire-breathing dragons from the East, both races thought to be extinct by the people of the story. There are three principal storylines in the series: the chronicling of a dynastic civil war for control of Westeros among several competing families; the rising threat of the Others, who dwell beyond an immense wall of ice that forms Westeros' northern border; and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of a king who was murdered in another civil war 15 years previously, to return to Westeros and claim her rightful throne. As the series progresses, all three storylines become increasingly interwoven and dependent on each other.
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