Game of Thrones book series word count 2017

‘A Dance with Dragons’, the fifth book in George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, is the lengthiest of the five currently released books, with a word count of almost 415 thousand, spanning over one thousand pages. Despite the book series’ massive length, a survey revealed that around eight percent of surveyed U.S. adults have completed all five books in the series.

George R.R. Martin

Since publishing his first story in Galaxy Magazine as a 21 year old student, George R.R. Martin has grown into one of the most recognizable names in fantasy literature. His most well-known work, the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, was adapted into the massively popular television show ‘Game of Thrones’. Primarily due to the success of this series and its TV adaptation, Martin earns millions of dollars each year as he continues work on the next novel in the series, which will be titled ‘The Winds of Winter’.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is one of the most successful television series of all time, having accrued dozens of Primetime Emmy Awards and garnered millions of viewers in each of its eight seasons. The fantasy drama, which airs on HBO, is among the world’s most expensive shows in terms of production costs, with millions spent on each episode.

Word count of the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series by George R.R. Martin as of 2017, by book

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Release date

August 2017



Survey time period

data access August 21, 2017

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