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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.
    US Signing Tour (San Francisco, CA)

    I did get to ask GRRM a question, though I'm sure this isn't really news to Ran and other devotees. I asked if we'll ever get maps of the whole world, or specifically areas like the Free Cities or Asshai. He said that he adds one map per book, but didn't expand on that. (if that's interesting...

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.
    Geography
    The continent east of the Seven Kingdoms, called Essos, is separated from it by a narrow sea. It is much larger than the continent of the Seven Kingdoms (I: 23. SSM: 1, 2, 3) The Jade Sea is far to the east, and the lands there are half-fabled (I: 23) Vaes Dothrak is east of the Free Cities (I:...
  • 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.
    Khal Drogo
  • 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 Ruttiger

    No member of the house has appeared yet.

  • 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.
    II: 003 - Shireen’s Dream

    "I had bad dreams," Shireen told him. "About the dragons. They were coming to eat me."

    Simply a nightmare, or will the stone dragons of Dragonstone somehow be brought back to life as Daenerys's later vision in the House of the Undying, perhaps by Melisandre's shadowmagic?