More like a 3.5, but I erred on the higher side of 3.5 than the lower side. GRRM's books are brimming with information about the characters and the kingdom(s). I'd never read the series before watching the show, but as I'm going through them now (the books, I mean), I think the show did do an exceptional job of capturing the spirit of the novels. Now, comics are such a short, concise format that I wasn't sure how this was going to work, but it managed to hold its own surprisingly well, cutting to the meat of the important parts to tell the story. I want to say that they focused more on the same scenes the show focused on more or less, but I guess that makes sense since, for many readers, that would the scenes freshest on their mind and those scenes are the easiest to translate into a graphic novel. As far as the art goes, it wasn't bad, but I thought it was little too pretty, especially considering how gritty the series it.