George. The novels were later on adapted to the hit HBO series Game of Thrones in 2011.
109 Therefore, what the readers believe to be true may not necessarily be true. 25 The fourth book, tentatively titled A Dance with Dragons, was to focus on Daenerys Targaryen's return to Westeros and the associated conflicts. 116 The Atlantic 's Adam Serwer regarded A Song of Ice and Fire as "more a story of politics than one of heroism, a story about humanity wrestling with its baser obsessions than fulfilling its glorious potential where the emergent power struggle stems from the. Ten years before the events of the series, he was taken hostage by Ned Stark to be executed if Balon displeased the king.