on 07 April 2013
I haven't seen the television series so my perspective might be a little bit different.
I really dislike Daenerys, so House Targaryen is out, though they have an interesting history. I'll go with House Tyrell. They're pretty strong and kind of do their own thing off to the side.
I've only watched the tv series. Do you read the books then?
I started reading the books several years ago but then came that insane wait between the third and the fourth books. It was long enough that I forgot a lot of minor details and characters, which I hate, but not long enough that I thought I could reread the first three books without being bored. Because of that, even though I bought the fourth book, I didn't read it. I put it on my shelf and kind of ignored it. Recently, however, I decided to start over, so now I'm about half-way through the second book. It's been good. I'm glad I waited awhile, as I've forgotten a lot.
Good you waited, because now the fifth book is also available, and the fourth only touches some of the characters. So you would have really waited for the fifth. The third one is the best so far.