Games of Thrones has quickly established itself as one of TV's most exciting shows - combining political intrigue and family dysfunction against an epic fantasy backdrop. HBO's lavish adaptation of George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels features a stellar cast, including Aidan Gillen, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, and chronicles the violent struggles between the kingdom's noble families as they attempt to control the Iron Throne. Hailed by critics and dubbed Sopranos meets The Lord of the Rings, Games of Thrones 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 Games of Thrones such a huge success. You'll also find biographies of the main actors, episode guides, an overview of how it has already become part of pop culture and an in-depth look into the compelling world that George R.R. Martin created, and much, much, more.