Once all the shocks and thrills of the final episode of Season 7 have worn off, and the realization hits you that you have a year--or more--to wait until Season 8, consider these marvelously complex books as ways to fill the gap.
And it should go without saying that if you haven't read the books that Game of Thrones is based on (at least through Season 5), then absolutely do so. The TV show cut out several interesting story lines as well as a bunch of nonessential ones, but it's through George R. R. Martin's books that Westeros and its always-battling nobles sprang to life, and it's always worthwhile to drink from the source.
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