1. The series is set in a fictional land called Westeros:
Remember medieval England of Arthurian legends. In fact, the main seat of power in Westeros, is located to the southeast, as well as London.
In Westeros, a land north is always very cold in winter. Within its boundaries to the north there is a wall that stretches across the width of the territory and measures over 200 meters tall.
2. War of the thrones is a fantasy story
You will not find orcs, dwarves and elves, but ordinary people. The fantasy elements that appear, serve only as backdrop to the main story.
3. The seasons are different Westeros
The seasons are unpredictable and can move quickly or last a long time. At the beginning of history has been Westeros summer for years.
4. Complex characters and independent
Every character has dozens of layers. They work on angles, are false, the fellow in the back stab and conspire.
5. HBO will cover most of the first book, A Game of Thrones
There are three other books in the series, with a fourth on the way later this year. The other books are A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons next.
6. The author suggested that the series has seven books
The book, A Dance with Dragons, took almost six years to write.
7. The kingdom was united and often torn
The history of Westeros back thousands of years, with many homes to play important roles over time.
8. Giant wolves are mythical creatures
He is intelligent and giant versions of wolves, almost as big as wolves described by Martin in the books.
The Wolves Giants are based on a real animal - were recovered remains of thousands of wolves from the tar pits of La Brea.
9. There is a story for children
There will be many adult themes, nudity, violence and blood. In the name of political correctness, some details and scenes from the book were changed, but even with these criticisms, it is definitely not a children''s story.
10. The series of 10 hours will be very brief
The first season will consist of 10 episodes of approximately one hour.
If you have trouble identifying the characters, the houses and locations, visit the wiki in the series, a more thorough and great wiki Westeros.org that highlights people and places.