The Official Boars, Gore and Swords edition of A Game of Thrones.

This article is about the novel. For the TV show, see Game of Thrones.

A Game of Thrones is a 1996 fantasy novel written by George "Railroad" Martin. It is the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and also the basis for the first season of the HBO TV adaptation Game of Thrones, that BGaS covers (most of the time). Fiery redhead Ros, the main character of the TV series, does not appear in this novel.