Originally Posted by DaFace
I've stayed out of these threads completely, as I'm actually in the middle of reading A Game of Thrones for the first time. (I actually didn't even know HBO was making this until recently.)
For those of you who HAVE read the books, can you tell me if they stay in the plot of the first book ONLY so far? I'd like to watch the show, but I'm nervous about spoiling something that's in the later books if I watch the show before reading those.
The first three books went in a fairly chronological fashion so there is very little risk of seeing something written in Clash of Kings during this season. And given that there is plenty in the first book to fill up the first season, there is no real reason to wander beyond that.
It will get tricky with Feast For Crows and Dance with Dragons (books 4 and 5) because I think many events in the books will happen within the same timeline, instead of book 5 being after book 4 chronologically.