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A fan guide to one of television's most exciting shows, exploring its combination of political intrigue and family dysfunction against an epic fantasy backdrop
Hailed by critics and dubbed The Sopranos meets The Lord of the Rings, HBO's lavish adaptation of George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels has cast its spell over audiences thanks to its memorable characters, surprise deaths, and violent action, and this exhaustive guide will document the background dramas that have helped make it such a huge success. Readers will find biographies of the main actors, episode guides, an overview of how the show has already become part of pop culture, an in-depth look into the compelling world that George R.R. Martin created, and more.