Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.
Will you watch?? From what I gather the book series hasn't even been finished yet. I really enjoyed the more recent mini-series of Pilllars of the Earth and the period dramas like Rome and The Tudors but I'm absolutely hated anything Lord of the Rings releated. I'm thinking this is not a series for me. How about you?