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Five Year Gap’

I am not completely certain how long a period of time A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE will cover. There will be a gap of about five or year between the end of A STORM OF SWORDS and the beginning of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, but overall... well, we'll have to wait and see.

"The Hedge Knight" is set about a century before A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.