George R.R. Martin’s series is one of the most popular books and TV shows in recent history without contest, so it makes sense that there would be a lot of fanfictions about it! Since A Song of Ice and Fire has become such a hit, many authors have jumped on the bandwagon to write their own versions of events based on George R.R. Martin’s original work. But what makes the best Game of Thrones fanfic? It can be hard to know where to start, or what to read next. That’s why we’re here to help you find some good stories that will keep you reading and hooked!

Game of Thrones Fanfiction

What is Game of Thrones Fanfiction?

Game of Thrones Fanfiction is a type of writing where fans of the show take original ideas about characters from the Game of Thrones universe and write their own stories based on them. It is a way for authors to add their own spin on the world and characters that George R.R. Martin has created. Fanfiction stories can focus on canon events from books or TV show and attempt to fill in the gaps in a character’s experience. What-ifs are another popular type of fanfiction story. They are stories written from a new perspective, involving the main character(s), but perhaps with different events leading up to (or following) a situation, they were previously in. Just remember fanfiction is not canon or official work written by the original creator, but it’s still fun for fans and quite entertaining!

Why Read Game of Thrones Fanfics?

Game of Thrones is positively huge, and the TV series was a major hit but the books, well the books are amazing. Reading Game of Thrones fanfiction stories means you can take the intense world-building and amazing characters that were crafted by George R.R. Martin and expand upon them. Fanfiction allows you to fill in the gaps with new adventures, relationships, dialogue, or experience the same stories from new perspectives.

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What to Expect from Game of Thrones Fanfiction?

There are many different types of genres for Game of Thrones fanfiction: romance, historical fiction, high fantasy, and tragedy. There are also many different characters in the story that have their own unique perspectives on the events happening around them. The three most popular character choices for people looking for great Game of Thrones fanfiction are:

  • The first is Jon Snow, the b*****d child who rises in power in both the books and TV shows.
  • The second is Daenerys Targaryen, sometimes called Dany or Daenerys depending on which fandom you are participating in, who also goes through great changes.
  • The third is Tyrion Lannister, the clever and quick-witted character that has been a fan favorite since his first appearance in Game of Thrones.

All three characters have their own unique personality, and these three choices will provide different perspectives and opportunities for interesting stories.

15 Best Game of Thrones Fanfics

Here is a list of 15 of the best Game of Thrones fanfiction stories to get you started!

1. The Dragon Returns: Game of Thrones

Author: Snafu the Great

Chapters: 4

Words: 49,391

Story: The Dragon has returned and this fanfic, the Game of Thrones has changed forever! Rhaegar Targaryen, exiled for 17 years, has come back to claim what is rightfully his: the Iron Throne. With his family by his side, Rhaegar is ready to take back what was stolen from him and make the Lannisters pay for their treachery. Will you help him reclaim his throne?

2. Game of Thrones: Son of the Dragon

Author: Jman007

Chapters: 41

Words: 75,305

Story: This is the story of Jon Snow, who was born Aegon Targaryen and raised in Winterfell. When he learns his true identity, he sets out on a journey that will take him to the wall, Braavos, Pentos, and finally the Iron Throne. Along the way, he makes new allies and enemies and discovers secrets about his family that could change everything. Son of the Dragon is a thrilling game of thrones fanfiction that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

3. Winter’s Child


Chapters: 56

Words: 249,144

Story: When Winter’s Child comes, you’ll be ready to survive with the pack. This Game of Thrones fanfiction tells the story of Willam Stark, who marries Daena Targaryen and adopts her son Daemon as his own. With their eldest son Daeron by their side, they’ll stand strong against the coldest winter yet. With brilliant storytelling, this AU is sure to keep you entertained and rooting for House…

4. A Game of Thrones: Fury and Flame

Author: JMIII

Chapters: 78

Words: 253,303

Story: Azula Baratheon is not a woman to be trifled with. The daughter of the Mad King, she was born with a gift for strategy and a taste for blood. When she arrived in Westeros, she quickly made a name for herself as a ruthless leader and brilliant military strategist. In A Game of Thrones: Fury and Flame, you can read about Azula and take on opponents in strategic battles that will test your mettle. With new cards to add to your deck, you’ll be ready to conquer the realm and take your place among the greatest leaders in Westeros history.

5. The Dragon Cub

Author: Alperez16

Chapters: 194

Words: 2,331,597

Story: Step into the world of Westeros with The Dragon Cub, the epic fanfic that reimagines Jaime Lannister’s role in the Game of Thrones. When Jaime visits Winterfell and realizes Jon Snow’s true identity, he remembers a promise made to Rhaegar Targaryen – and he and Jon enter the game of thrones together. With richly detailed characters and plots, this fanfic is sure to keep you hooked until the very end. So why not dive in today?

Note: This fanfic starts a little rough, stick with it, it is one of the best you will ever read!

6. A Game of Salt and Oak

Author: TaylaWrites

Chapters: 49

Words: 52,675

Story: Winter is coming and with it the end of the world as we know it.

For Robb, Theon, and Elyssia, this means one thing: it’s time to learn the Game of Thrones. With enemies on all sides, these three friends must figure out how to play the game if they want to survive. Can they beat the odds? Or will they be crushed under the heel of House Lannister? One thing’s for sure: with A Game of Salt and Oak, you won’t want to miss a single minute of the action. So put on your armor and pick up your sword…the fate of Westeros is in your hands.

7. An Evening Tale

Author: QueenNothingness

Chapters: 25

Words: 80,153

Story: An Evening Tale is a perfect read for any Game of Thrones fan. Riley falls into the world of Westeros and quickly realizes that she has the power to change the course of events. With a golden dragon by her side, she sets out to help Daenerys Targaryen gain her rightful place as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. This brilliant Game of Thrones fanfic is full of adventure and danger lurks around every turn.

8. Game of Thrones: Facets of Love

Author: Assassin Master Ezio 91

Chapters: 20

Words: 26,989

Story: Rickon Stark, the wild boy of Winterfell, is drawn to Shireen Baratheon, the shy and gentle girl who catches his eye one day after school. What starts as a chance encounter soon blossoms into a full-blown love affair, but can Rickon overcome his short temper and learn to love Shireen for who she is? With twists and turns at every turn, this Game of Thrones fanfiction fluff is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end.

9. A Wolf Amongst Lions

Author: Kallypso

Chapters: 108

Words: 472,557

Story: The Game of Thrones is a game of deceit, betrayal, and violence. But what would happen if one of the players decided to fight back? Tywin Lannister is the central character, and Arya Stark finds herself in a dangerous situation – forced to adapt to survive. This story diverges from season two onward and is sure to keep you entertained.

Note: If you’re not sure that you want to read a book about the Lannister’s, you would be mistaken – this book is awesome.

10. My Dearest Mockingbird

Author: MissyV96

Chapters: 21

Words: 21,286

Story: Step into the world of Westeros with My Dearest Mockingbird, a Game of Thrones fanfiction about Sansa and Little Finger. Filled with all the intrigue, violence, and romance you love from Game of Thrones, this story is sure to keep you entertained. So, if you’re looking for a gripping read that will leave you wanting more, then look no further than My Dearest Mockingbird.

11. Last Words

Author: Rodo

Chapters: 24

Words: 11,366

Story: Winter is coming. But what happens to the characters we’ve grown to love after the final credits roll? This fanfiction Game of Thornes mini-series explores the post-canon lives of our favorite (surviving) Game of Thrones characters. Twenty-four interconnected one-shots show glimpses into their lives, loves, and losses. With all-new stories and insights, Last Words is a must-read for any Game of Thrones fan.

12. The Dragon and the Wolf

Author: Jennagreenpotter

Chapters: 12

Words: 60,500

Story: Experience the thrilling story of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in this fanfiction novel set during Season 7 of Game of Thrones. This book fills in the gaps between episodes, giving you a new perspective on their relationship. With exciting moments and interpretations of some missing scenes, The Dragon and the Wolf is sure to please any fans of Jon and Dany!

13. Ned Stark Lives!

Author: Cbstevp

Chapters: 45

Words: 418,016

Story: Step into an alternate reality where Ned Stark lives and the Game of Thrones series takes a very different turn. In this fanfiction, you’ll get to explore all the possibilities that could have happened if the patriarch of House Stark had survived. From the intrigues in King’s Landing to the war against The White Walkers. Ned Stark Lives! is a must-read for any Game of Thrones fan.

14. The Bird and Her Beast

Author: KylaBosch

Chapters: 69

Words: 30,548

Story: What happens when Beauty falls for the Beast? Find out in this hot and steamy Game of Thrones fanfiction. Sansa Stark has always been a beauty, but she’s also always been too good for this world. That is until she meets Sandor Clegane. The Hound is a brutal man, feared by all who know him. But to Sansa, he’s something different entirely. He’s gentle and kind, and protective – everything she’s ever wanted in a man. As they grow closer, Sansa realizes that there might be more to the Hound than meets the eye… and that he may just be her chance at escape from her current life.

15. Khaleesi and her Khal

Author: MaidenP

Chapters: 49

Words: 58,039

Story: Khaleesi has always been a favorite character of Game of Thrones fans. She is strong, powerful, and determined. Now, experience her story in a whole new way with Khaleesi and her Khal. This fanfiction will take you on an emotional journey as Drogo and Khaleesi fight for their lives together. With some imaginative scenes and adventure around every corner, this is one book you won’t want to miss!


If you’re a fan of the Game of Thrones series, then you’ll love these fanfiction stories. They explore different plotlines and scenarios that could have happened if certain characters had acted differently. With exciting moments and well-developed storylines, these fanfictions are sure to please. So if you’re looking for a good read, be sure to check out these 15 best Game of Thrones fan fiction stories! If you have read any that deserve a mention, please let us know!

Did You Know?

“The Iron Throne was created by Aegon the Conqueror!”

“Game of Thrones is the most illegally downloaded show of all time!”

“George R. Martin drew inspiration for the series from medieval European history!”

“Daenerys Targaryen is the only surviving member of House Targaryen, which was ousted from the Iron Throne 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones!”


Who is the author of Game of Thrones?

The book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is written by American author George R.R Martin, the show was adapted from the books.

What are the Houses in GoT?

There are nine houses in Westeros: House Stark, House Greyjoy, House Lannister, House Tyrell, House Arryn, House Targaryen, House Martell, House Baratheon, and House Tully.

How do you kill a White Walker?

If you are brave enough, the only thing that can destroy White Walkers is Dragon glass. If you don’t have dragon glass, you don’t kill them. You flee, you hide, you pray.

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