Updated July. 16, 2014 07:13
A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels in seven volumes written by George R. R. Martin and perceived as a global killer content.
The story takes place in a fantasy continent called Westeros and kings and aristocrats from seven countries have wars and fights over power to win control of a federal kingdom ruling the continent. The daughter of a king who was killed in a civil war tries to take revenge. The fifth book, A Dance with Dragons released in the U.S.
The books were popular but the piece attracted global fans as HBO aired the namesake series based on the first story (Game of Thrones) in April 2011. Global media said the series attracted most fans in 2012 along with Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. It earned the Golden Globe and the Emmy Award. A new season is aired every year and now it is in season 4 covering A Storm of Swords (Book 3). It was developed as a game recently.
Culture critics say that A Song of Ice and Fire describes specifically power struggles that contain the desires of human beings, which cannot be seen in Game of Thrones, and attracted fantasy fans and even fans in their 40s and 50s. U.S. President Barack Obama is also said to be a big fan of the series.
It became popular in Korea after it was aired on a cable television. Season 4 is now being aired. Big fans who are impatient about the time difference add subtitles and upload episodes on illegal file sharing websites whenever a new episode is aired in the U.S.