A Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful fantasy fiction series in the world to date. With the success of the novels came a widely loved television series. While you might be a loyal fan of the books, the show, or both - do you know all about the history of the leading families? These books aim to thoroughly detail the early history of the houses Targaryen, Stark, Lannister and many more. You can explore how they first rose to power, and what happened in the years leading up to the beginning of the Game of Thrones story.