I asked people that voted to rank their favorite Game of Thrones characters, and they commented with their ranks. A total of 23 users took part. The ranks here are an average of the ranks of everyone that commented. The scoring of the ranks was done by a total point score (combined points to each character from the lists of all of the people that participated)! For example, if somebody had Ned Stark as #1 on their list, then Ned gets 10 points. If another person has him as #2, he gets 9 points and so on. If Ned is not in ranked in the top 10 on somebody's list, he gets no points.
I began reading the game of Thrones books many years ago. I recently re-read the first 5 and can't wait for season 3 of Game of thrones to start!
So far the Game of Thrones TV series has followed the books pretty closely. There have been some differences but they have been minor and have not affected the overall storyline so far.
However, I feel the epic tale is really only beginning and season 3 will make or break Game of Thrones. I think this because if the show continues to follow the books there will be a lot more bloodshed in the 3rd season.