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  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who was Queen Rhaella infatuated with?

    Ser Barristan describes an infatuation of Rhaella’s from her youth, a knight of the stormlands:

    “He put away his lance the day your lady mother wed your father. Afterward he became most pious, and was heard to say that only the Maiden could replace Queen Rhaella in his heart. His passion was...
  • 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.
    Reddit Fan Interview

    http://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/ox8vg/spoilers_all_books_george_rr_martin_responds_to/

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.
    Kings-beyond-the-Wall
    Raymun Redbeard once led the wildlings south against the Wall some 150 or more years ago, and before him there was the king Bael the Bard (II: 275) Long before Raymun and Bael, there was the Horned Lord and the brother kings Gendel and Gorne (II: 276) In ancient times, stories say that Joramun...
  • 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.
    House Greyjoy
  • 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 Costayne

    Three Towers sits near the coast just south of the Whispering Sound. The only member of the house to be mentioned is Aemon Costayne, a singer.

  • 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: 515 - Mother of Dragons

    . . . the shape of shadows . . . morrows not yet made . . . drink from the cup of ice . . . drink from the cup of fire . . .

    This ties in well with Rhaegar's "song of ice and fire", as well as the overall series title which Martin has indicated as containing several meanings.

    . . . mother of...