At some point in the indeterminate future, George RR Martin will release the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Considering that the last book was released so long ago, is there (or will there be) a synopsis of books 1-5 so readers won't have to re-read the previous books before reading the new one?

  • How detailed would that synopsis need to be? Wikipedia has plot summaries.
    – Tsundoku
    Jul 9, 2019 at 10:17
  • Pretty detailed - there's a lot going on in the first 5 books !
    – Pat Dobson
    Jul 9, 2019 at 14:57

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Westeros.org offers chapter by chapter summaries for all currently published material including the main A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the released chapters of The Winds of Winter, and a couple ancillary works.

The site also offers deep dives into characters, history, geography and culture. It documents almost all of the interviews with George in the section "So Spake Martin" as well.

It has been my main go-to when researching answers, to brush up on what has been going on in Westeros, and to remind myself what was show-only canon and what is book-only canon.

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