The Citadel: The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Archive

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  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What are Blood of the Dragon, Path of the Dragon and Arms of the Kraken?

    "Blood of the Dragon" is a novella drawn from Daenerys chapters from A Game of Thrones. It was published in Asimovs July 1996 issue. "Path of the Dragon" is a novella drawn from Daenerys chapters from A Storm of Swords. It was published in Asimovs December 2000 issue. "Arms of the Kraken" is a...

  • A comphrehensive collection of fan correspondance with George R.R. Martin. Also included are interviews and chats as well as reports from conventions, signings, etc. May contain spoilers even for as of yet unreleased books.
    Completion of DANCE

    Depends on when I finish it, and whether you live in the US or elsewhere. If I can deliver before the end of June, as I hope, you'll see the book this fall. If not, well...

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Setting & Story

  • In-depth articles on a variety of topics.
  • An exhaustive compilation of thematic notes, arranged in a hierarchical structure. Contains direct spoilers for pre-book history and indirect spoilers through the facts noted down for events in the books.
    The Florents of Brightwater Keep
    In about 206, Lord Florent was blind (THK: 477, 478) The Florents can gather at best two thousand swords at best (II: 13) The Florents of Brightwater Keep are very rich (II: 443) House Norcross serves in the household of the Florents (II: 731. III: 221) The Florents regularly dispute the Tyrell...
  • A gallery of A Song of Ice and Fire fan art, scans of the various maps from the books, speculative maps made by fans and scans of the heraldic images from the appendices. Contains spoilers as some of the fan art depicts specific scenes.
    Tyrell (Black)
  • Graphical representations of almost all known banners as well as info files for houses and individuals. Contains minor spoilers in the actual listings of Houses, while major spoilers are placed in specially marked files except when it concerns banners belonging to individuals: these files may contain major spoilers right off
    House Farwynd

    The various branches of House Farwynd hold lands on the western shore of Great Wyk and the islets beyond. The Lonely Lights is found on one of the westernmost islets off of Great Wyk. The Farwynds are considered strange, with those of the Lonely Light considered queerest of all; they are rumored to...

  • A compilation of prophecies, visions and dreams which appear to reveal something about the future. Contains spoilers, as we note when we believe a prophecy has been fulfilled.
    V: 407-408 - Many Visions

    Visions danced before her, gold and scarlet, flickering, forming and melting and dissolving into one another, shapes strange and terrifying and seductive. She saw the eyeless faces again, staring out at her from sockets weeping blood. Then the towers by the sea, crumbling as the dark tide came...