by George R.R. Martin A song of ice and fire The series has been a fantasy series since it first came out in 1996, and it’s only grown in influence thanks to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Perhaps even more importantly, the controversial ending of the series (or at the other end of the spectrum, the most loved the first season of Dragon House) work for the prospect of experiencing Martin’s original vision more attractive… even if it’s not over yet.
While the order of the books is old for most experienced A Song of Ice and Fire fans, the best order in which to read everything in it can be a bit confusing for new readers. . Meanwhile, seasoned fans may want a new or unique way to revisit the universe. So to help both of those groups, we’ve compiled a list of the best to read A Song of Ice and Fire. Whether you’re new to Westeros for the first time or reread the tenth book time to prepare for the final release (hopefully) The Winter windthere are options.
Read A Song of Ice and Fire in order of release
If you’re reading this series for the first time, this is probably the best, safest option — and probably the one you’re looking for. Reading these in order of release allows for a focus on the central Song of Ice and Fire story. Martin will continue to build the world of Westeros with Tales of Dunk and Egg stories, so it’s best to combine them at his pace. This order ignores the smaller releases of the stories that were eventually included Fire & Blood in favor of waiting for the end of Dancing with dragonswhere the whole history fits best.
Book A Song of Ice and Fire chronologically of Westeros history
If this is your first time reading this series, please do not read it in this order. It will certainly make sense and work well enough to build the world, but the story itself will be significantly less interesting and the style much less interesting — since you’re starting with a history book. and an anthology of short stories, instead of the main novels. . But it’s a road!
World Builder Order A Song of Ice and Fire
This order is not much better for new fans than the chronological order, but it is a pretty interesting order for anyone looking to re-read A Song of Ice and Fire. This order emphasizes the main story while complementing it with context and world-building stories from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. And the most important addition is the rotation to learn the history of Westeros by reading Fire & Blood right after the end a sword stormbefore Martin opens up the wider world of stories with A party for crows And Dancing with dragons.