‘Game of Thrones’: Six Books for Fans to Read

Variety | 4/22/2019 | Tim Chan
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As the final season of “Game of Thrones” draws to a close, we’ve found six best-selling books that keep the stories of Westeros and beyond alive. From the original novels that inspired the hit HBO show, to collectible tomes that highlight behind-the-scenes secrets, these books make a great addition to your bookcase, whether you’re a fantasy fan or searching for the keys to the Iron Throne.

Are the books better than the series? Pick up this set and decide for yourself. George R. R. Martin’s entire monumental series is included in this collector’s boxed set, which includes all five books, from “A Game of Thrones” to “A Dance With Dragons.” This paperback collection makes a great display piece on your bookshelf and a great gift idea too.

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Finish the book before the series is over, to compare notes on how it all ends. Spoiler: producers on the HBO series have said the show is inspired by Martin’s writings but won’t necessarily stay true to the original books. Purchase: $29.97 on Amazon.com. You can also read the books for free right now with a free trial to Audible. Get more details here.

2. “A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel”

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“Game of Thrones” comes to life in vivid, full-color detail in this graphic novel adaptation, with artwork by illustrator Tommy Patterson. The book highlights many of the storylines from the first book in the series, and includes a preface from George R. R. Martin. It’s a new way to experience the familiar characters, tropes and motifs from the hit franchise.

Bonus features include the original renderings of key scenes and characters from the graphic novels, and a walk-through from Patterson of his creative process, from auditioning his team of artists to coloring the final pages. Purchase: $16.69 on Amazon.com.

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