The “Song of Ice and Fire” books by George R. R. Martin are pretty much the epitome of “epic fantasy.” When I was younger, I realized that if the book has a map of the world in it, then I was probably going to like it. That’s why I was excited to read “A Game of Thrones.” A little pathetic, I know. But I make no qualms about being a dork. I actually got “A Game of Thrones” for a wedding present (my friends … they understand me), and when I sat down and started reading, I grew a little hesitant. These books are very politic-heavy and less, well, dragons and walking and magical swords. Then, suddenly, Bran catches Jamie Lannister having sex with his sister, and I couldn’t put the book down.
On that note, with the televised version of Game of Thrones wrapped up, I feel like it is now “OK” to talk about Game of Throne spoilers. I gave you guys at least a week here. However, I will do my best not to flub about later happenings in the books. So, keep in mind, these are the Top 10 characters of the first book. Whatever they do in the following books is not kept in mind just so I don’t ruin anything for the television viewers.
9. Samwell Tarly
8. Cersei Baratheon
7. Lord Varys
Varys’s and Littlefinger’s interactions with each other are right up there with Tyrion and Jon’s conversations when it comes to entertainment and insightfulness.
6. Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
5. Arya Stark
4. Daenerys Targaryen
Allowing Drogo to order her brother’s killing is a turning point for her. She has accepted the role as a leader. She will bring her family’s name back to glory. She constantly says to herself that she has the blood of the dragon in her, and she proves it by bringing three dragons into the world.
3. Eddard Stark
2. Jon Snow
Plus, having Ghost as a companion is pretty awesome.