AGOTA Game of Thrones (book by George RR Martin)
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The other metaphor used extensively in AGOT is ICE and FIRE which plays a significant role in the symbolism and is the megametaphor in the novel.
The novel, AGOT, which is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the historical and intensely personal lends itself to be developed as a game precisely because several chapters are laid out in the form of an adventure, an exploration, a battle between good and evil, which are both gaming tropes and fantasy novel tropes.
In AGOT, the 4 main houses are: Targaeryn, Baratheon, Stark and Lannister.
Struggle for power and control over the Iron Throne: AGOT begins with Robert Baratheon ascending the Iron Throne after overthrowing Arryn Targaeryn, the Mad king, to bring peace and prosperity to all in the land.