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The Best 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' Books

The books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series might best be known now for being the basis of HBO's Game of Thrones. But before author George R.R. Martin's series became a zeitgeist-capturing television series, it was already one of the best fantasy book series ever written.

The five books that are part of the A Song of Ice and Fire series have combined to sell 70 million copies and have been translated in to nearly 50 languages. The first three books in the series, A Game of ThronesA Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords, all won major science-fiction/fantasy awards.

This list can still grow if Martin ever releases the planned final two books in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, but of the current A Song of Ice and Fire books that have been released, which stands out as the best? Which book best exemplifies the greatness of George R.R. Martin's landmark fantasy series?

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  • Released: November 2000

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  • A Dance with Dragons
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    Released: July 2011

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  • Released: February 1999

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