With the final season of Game of Thrones starting tomorrow – here in the UK at least, sooner for any North American friends – I thought it would be a perfect time for a Game of Thrones themed book post! Now, everyone has their favourite houses, ones they identify with, so I thought I would give you guys some book recommendations based on the family’s traits!
House Stark – The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
The Starks are fiercely loyal to their family and friends and have a strong streak of honour running through them. Plus, they thrive in cold, hostile environments so this tale of family loyalty set in the frozen arctic should be right up your street! Oh, and of course it has a wolf in it!
House Lannister – Stormbird by Conn Iggulden
The Lannisters are cunning and ambitious (they were founded by Lann the Clever, after all) and have some seriously messed up family dynamics. Stormbird, a story about the Wars of the Roses and two arms of the Plantagenet family as they plot and fight for the English throne, should be just right for you!
House Targaryen – City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Targaryen family are an ancient line of otherworldly rulers that ruled Westeros with an iron fist. This may not go down with all you Daenerys fans, but the Targaryens are certainly not the good guys: madness and tyranny go hand in hand with this family! If these are your favs, then you should love The City of Brass, filled with magic, politics and ancient bloodlines of rulers. Everyone one in this city seems to have a violent past of atrocities, just like the Targaryens!
House Baratheon – The Legend of Sigmar by Graham McNeill
Robert Baratheon was a big guy with a hammer who lead from the front in battle and took the throne. Sigmar was a big guy with a hammer who lead from the front and roged an empire. Basically the same person!
House Greyjoy – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Greyjoys are fiercely independent and happy to take anything if it is available… A bit like Kaz and his crew. Any Greyjoy would find a lot to admire in this story about an ambitious heist by a gang from the mean streets of Ketterdam.
House Tyrell – Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Your ambition knows no bounds if you’re a Tyrell! Vin and Kelsier’s ambitious plan to overthrow the Lord Ruler match yours, and they’re not afraid of going to extreme lengths to do it, even if that means being patient and putting on a respectable front.
House Martell – Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Martells are very different from the other families. For one thing, men and women are treated as equals, and so I needed a story with a strong female lead – Mehr certainly is that! Her and Amun are equals in their relationship, as well as being outcasts in society, so this story should be perfect for the Martells. Oh, and like Dorne, the setting is hot and sandy too!
House Bolton – You don’t deserve a book!
I hope none of you guys and girls really identify with the Boltons!
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Hope you enjoyed this, and maybe got some book ideas! If you have read them, do you agree with my picks? What books would you recommend for each house? Let me know!