No question about it: A Game of Thrones is all about power. Where does power come from? And what do people do with it? The biggest struggle in the book is the conflict over political/royal power in the Seven Kingdoms; but power is also portrayed through warfare, or even the supernatural. (Quick, who would win in a fight: Cersei or the Others? Or Mirri Maz Duur?) But here's the bottom line: in A Game of Thrones, power isn't anything close to absolute. Power is continually shifting and changing, and even when you've got it, there's always someone else who's ready to snatch it from you.