How many ASOIAF books are there?
George R.R. Martin has currently churned out five instalments to the series – A Game of Thrones (1996), A Clash of Kings (1998), A Storm of Swords (2000), A Feast For Crows (2005), and A Dance with Dragons (2011). Two more books are on the way – The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Fans – tired but hopeful – usually joke about Martin’s procrastination in publishing TWOW.
Is Tyrion a Targaryen?
It’s no secret that Tywin Lannister hated his son Tyrion – the child that killed his mother, Joanna, when he was born. A popular fan theory has claimed that Tyrion is actually Joanna’s child with a Targaryen, possibly Rhaegar, leading to Tywin’s atrocities in King’s Landing during Robert’s Rebellion. No official word from GRRM has confirmed this theory, and it will likely be proven false, if ever mentioned.
What is the strongest House in GOT?
At the start of the novels, it’s believed that the Baratheons, Tyrells and Lannisters were the strongest – the first simply because they were the royal house. However, the Baratheon force is split with Stannis and Renly, who are vying for the Iron Throne. The last two were the most populous regions, using their vast wealth to field well-equipped and professionally-trained armies. By ADWD, Tywin’s death had weakened the Lannisters and the Greyjoys had risen thanks to Euron’s mysterious return.