Sunday, March 6, 2016

Game of Thrones TV series compared with A Song of Ice and Fire books.

The Novels
A Song of Ice and Fire’ is a series of epic fantasy novels, by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. It is the first volume of the series Game of Thrones. The series has grown to seven volumes. A Song of Ice and Fire has the viewpoint from a range of characters, in each chapter. Martin’s inspirations included War of the Roses, and French historical novels The Accursed Kings.

A Song of Ice and Fire is a critique of its diverse portrayal of women, religion, magic, violence, sexuality, and moral ambiguity. It takes place in a fictional world, in which the weather seasons last for years. Centuries before the events of the first novel, the Seven Kingdoms on the continent of Westeros’ had been under Targaryen dynasty. The principle story describes the power struggle of the Iron Throne of Westeros, after King Robert’s death.


The novels then were adapted to a TV series, comic book adaptations, cards, board and video games. A Game of Thrones is a collectable card game, and also a strategy board game, which allows the players to take on the roles of several of the Great Houses vying, for control of the Seven Kingdoms. A game of Thrones role-playing game consists of a large, full-colour rulebook, featuring information on role-playing in the Seven Kingdoms, and also background information which is not found in the novels, including a detailed map of the Seven Kingdoms. Video games include the online Blood of Dragons; A Game of Thrones: Genesis, which is a real-time strategy game, and Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms, which is a massively multiplayer role-playing game.

There are also Game of Thrones online slot games which you can play at Europalace. The game's graphics reflect the style of the stories, giving you a sense of being part of the action. It has two modes: 15 lines or 243 ways, and a free Spins feature, allowing players to pledge their allegiance to one of the great houses of Westeros or indeed to Europalace.

TV Series

 There are countless differences between A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones season one, to make the story adaptable and more dramatic for the small screen. Characters have to be quickly established, and key moments, decision making, and motivations are sometimes changed. Even though Game of Thrones is known for being gruesome and unpredictable, the sexual violent scenes are toned down, or flat-out omitted, compared to what was depicted in the novels, as it was regarded as too hard core.