The 10 Best Game of Thrones Books
We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. George R.R. Martin was already an established science fiction and fantasy author when he published "Game of Thrones" in 1996, the first volume in his epic fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire." It wasn't until HBO debuted the TV show named after the first book, though, that it became a global phenomenon, as iconic as J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy had been for an earlier generation. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best game of thrones book on Amazon.