I have not read the Game of Thrones books.
But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and presence.
Has there been a huge difference from the plot of the books when translated to the TV Series or has the series been true to the plot of the books?
P.S. Please confine yourselves to events that have occurred till the end of Season 2.