A Game of Thrones is the first book in the amazing Saga A Song of Ice and Fire, a series by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on the 6th of August in 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award. The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella. In January 2011 the novel became a New York Times bestseller and reached #1 on the list in July 2011, now i don't wanna just throw stats at you, but man, i have been little enthused for a book since i finished Lord of the rings, waaaaaaaaaay back when i was in middle school, now yeah i loved Harry Potter, yeah i got into Hunger Games, but rich story telling that immerses you into the world, is unlike any feeling a reader can have, its easy to be intimidated, i grant everyone that looks at those books and turns away that right, but if you miss this saga, you truly are missing out on an absolute great adventure.
I am currently on Book One (Game Of Thrones), half way done, and it is probably my favorite series ever written, i loved lord of the rings, like no other, i have collections of bobble heads, action figures and special editions, all in my closet like the geek of geeks, but there is something about George R.R. Martin's brain and patience with telling a story that hooks me, I'm addicted to every word, every page, i have an app on my iphone!, to get myself more familiarized with it, i bought a shirt online! i am a fan of one week!, and i am only going to geek out more! lol i suggest you read the series if you are curious. Just do it!!!!!!!