Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a fantasy series created by the author George R.R Martin. It was first published on 1st August 1996 and thereafter won several awards and hit the #1 New York Times bestseller list in 2011. The book is about the world of Westeros, the Wall and the Targaryens read from the different point of views of characters. A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of five books with two more being introduced in the years to come. It was David Benioff and D.B. Weiss who introduced HBO to the fantasy drama, bringing the book to television. The first series premiered on April 17, 2011 and has become a world famous, award-winning show with a massive franchise and a great fan base.